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  1. Nice! You got exactly the news I was hoping to get. But I haven’t gotten dates yet. Don’t worry, you’re not! I’m still waiting on approval from NGB! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. When I started rushing unit, the number one rule I heard from everyone I talked to about the process was “Don’t be a douche”. How do you think you’re doing in that regard? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. It’s not hurt feelings, it just looks ridiculous when you say flying fighters is a dream and you know you can’t be picky, then say that you aren’t going to apply for units in the south (which is like a third of the guard/reserve fighter units that actually hire off the street). Then you go on to say you’re thinking AD, which gives you even less control over living in places that aren’t “nice”. And it looks even worse when Eagle is nice enough to give you the time of day to give advice and your response is basically, “well I wouldn’t want to work with you anyway”. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Haha well I was half-joking. Anyone with the connections he had would cause conspiracies. He has strange professional history that doesn’t add up and l even stranger connections to everyone from royals, to the Barr family, to Bill Richardson, to Trump and Clinton. So of course most assume there’s something fishy and going to be a coverup. Honestly, it’s awful every way around. Either people got rid of him so they wouldn’t go down or this guy basically got away with all the monstrous stuff he did in his life and then took the easy way out without naming any names. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. So now it’s reported he killed himself. Even though I thought he’d been under 24 suicide watch. I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but someone that could possibly take down the current president, a former president, a royal, and probably countless other rich and powerful people kills himself the day after Prince Andrew is named in unsealed documents? How did he do it? Did he kill himself with 2 shots to the back of the head? Seriously though, seems fishy. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. It just depends. Most post on Bogidope, but it’s probably 75% if I had to guess. I know of 3-4 units off the top of my head that don’t post their jobs there. And you have to stay on top of the officer recruiters, they’re busy and have no way of knowing how serious people that reach out to them are. So be annoying. Call or text the AFR recruiter once a week until he realizes you’re serious and starts investing some time into you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Some units say you must graduate within 6 months of the board, some say a year, it just depends. The other guys have it spot on. Go to bogidope, check the wing websites, look at the wing recruiting facebook pages, call and try to talk to a pilot. You'll be able to find the information you want. If Active Duty is the path you want to take, don't allow the recruiter to bully you into applying for rated positions other than pilot, unless you are interested in those positions. If you turn down a rated position, you are inelegible for future AD boards without a waiver. I have a buddy whos recruiter told him he HAD to put a top 3...until he told the recruiter that he would just keep rushing guard units and wasn't interested in applying to active duty if he had to apply to boards other than pilot. Then, miraculously, the recruiter found out that he could, in fact, apply for pilot only. Outside of the job listings on Bogidope, I'm not sure how to find out when reserve units are hiring. But if you are interested in all airframes, you can get in touch with a Reserve Officer Recruiter too. But be aware, if you call the AFR recruiting 1-800 number, it is basically a call center, so they aren't always correct in what they say. I had a lady passionately tell me that I could not speak to an officer recruiter until I had my degree in hand. She even went as far as to tell me that whoever let me take my AFOQT should get in trouble because you aren't allowed to take the AFOQT or TBAS until after graduation. The lady was an idiot and full of crap. So if that kind of thing happens to you, try to call another day, arguing with stupidity won't get you anywhere. And speaking of the AFOQT and TBAS, you don't necessarily have to go through a recruiter to take the tests. Call any universities with AFROTC detachments or guard units within driving distance. They may tell you no, but the AFROTC detachment near me was willing to proctor both tests as soon as I was willing to take them. Just make sure you study your ass off and make the most of it. There's no reason to do poorly if you prepare correctly.
  8. Just want to correct this. I'm 99.99999% sure GPA does not go into your PCSM. But as CharlieHotel said, it is still important. To add to what else he was saying, for the guard, there isn't a single recruiter you can talk to. Each unit has their own process and their own hiring board. Some announce boards on their website, some on facebook, some on bogidope, and some don't advertise at all. So you need to call around and send emails. I built a spreadsheet with all of the units, what they flew, their website, a POC (if I could find one), and any other information I found important. I'd check each website every few weeks and called the POCs I could find. Reserve units are similar, except you CAN find a reserve officer recruiter who can help you connect with units (assuming you get in touch with a decent recruiter). Also, like CharlieHotel said, every unit is looking for something slightly different. Some have scores as their top priority, some GPA, and some don't care too much about any of that. What they ALL care about is that you are a good dude and someone they could see themselves working with for a couple of decades.
  9. @definitelymaybe Also, have you taken the TBAS yet? If so what is your current PCSM and the 201+ PCSM? People get hired with scores similar to yours, it might just be a little harder than if they were higher. Definitely start applying now. Maybe you get an interview with your current scores, maybe not. But there is no point in cutting yourself out of boards until you retake the test. Worst case, you get all rejections and some valuable feedback for the rest of your packet. Nothing negative comes from it though.
  10. It just depends what you want. You said you're applying for non-rated positions, is that because you don't think you have a shot for pilot or because you aren't very interested in becoming a pilot? From everyone I've spoken to that has gone through UPT, it is not something to take on if you don't have a drive to become an aviator. It's too much work for someone who doesn't really want the job. There are people that have gotten hired at your age. I think @FDNYOldGuy was exactly your age when he got hired, and that was before the age limit was raised to 33. So if you want it, don't give up. Your scores aren't anything particularly special, but again, don't give up wihout even giving it a shot. Apply to every guard and reserve unit that has a board. It might take a while, but that is just part of the process. I think AD is cutting off age waivers at 35, but I don't know for sure. Just don't apply for a job you don't want.
  11. Some guys did it in June and some didn't. It seemed to depend on which flight doc you got. One was much more thorough than the others.
  12. Holy Crap @elvis. 7 months from hire to TFOT? That's insanely fast. Congrats! When did you submit your appointment paperwork? Mine is submitted and the FC1 is approved, so I am just waiting on NGB to approve it and provide training dates.
  13. No need to make it political. I’m sure Fox and CNN will take care of that for themselves. Clinton, Trump, Republicans, Democrats, Celebrities, Businessmen, I don’t care. I hope everyone involved gets taken down and absolutely destroyed. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Not being fighter qual’d and failing UPT are two different things. If you aren’t recommended for fighters, you’ll most likely have to find a heavy unit. I haven’t hear of anyone being given to option to get out “no harm, no foul” because they weren’t recommended for fighters. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Waivers aren’t required unless you’d be 33 when you start training, that’s the change. The limit was raised from 30 to 33. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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