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  1. Well said, thanks for the reply. I think the delay will only affect the folks who are coming off active duty. If you are a civilian applicant, I’m sure you can work for your employer until you begin your training pipeline (OTS, IFT, UPT, or FTU). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. For the AFR folks, the UPT pipeline is currently backed up and the 340th is still trying get seats for folks who were selected early this year. I'm not sure how long it will take for the UPT pipeline to unclog but I'd highly recommend saving at least 5 months of your pay to sustain yourself and your family if you're coming off of active duty. I am slated to EAS in late Jan 2020 and got a tentative UPT date of 23 June. However, nothing is official until I in process with the 340th and receive the orders.
  3. I'm not sure if your recruiter would start the scrolling process as an unsponsored applicant. You should definitely ask your recruiter. Yes, you will still receive your DD214 as an inter service transfer guy upon separation from AD. If you already have served your initial 8 year commitment in the Navy, then you may cross over directly to AFR without having to deal with the Navy IRR, all you'll need is the DD368 from the AD Navy. If you still have the 8 year commitment left then you will have to go through the Navy IRR which will require you to get another DD368. Shoot me a message if you have any questions. I recently went through the inter service transfer process as an AD Marine (dark side) to AFR myself. I am just waiting to EAS from the Corps and to be gained by the 340th.
  4. Has any recent UPT selectees for AFRC gotten a UPT date? I was picked up on the June board and am still waiting..
  5. I think we all are in the same boat. I’m a Reserve applicant and the 340th still hasn’t received the dates from the Big Blue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the update. I'm not going to lie, I have already put on my Air Force hat (mentally) which is a dangerous thing to do as an active duty Marine....
  7. All good. We are all in this together and can learn from each other. With that said, you have the option to instruct at UPT as a reservist (status may vary) after you gain some experience at your unit. The type of aircraft you get to instruct in (T-6, T-1, T-38) depends on your qualifications and background. https://www.340ftg.afrc.af.mil/AboutUs/Join.apsx/
  8. 340th FTG = 340th Flying Training Group. They manage the UFT pipeline for all the reserve candidates. Nice, which branch are you in? Although I'm glad that we don't have to attend OTS, I'm curious to see how the AF OTS is compared to the Marine Corps OCS. Do you already have a separation date from your current branch? Nov 1st is my separation date but I may have to push it back so that I can minimize the gap of transition period.
  9. iRobot, That'll be great if you could follow up. Thanks!
  10. For all the reserve folks, has anyone received a UPT date recently from 340th? How long does it take to get a UPT date assuming you meet all the requirements (AFRC board, FC1, scroll)?
  11. According to the board manager, the AFRC is having an unsponsored board along with sponsored board until further notice. I personally asked the same question to my recruiter back in May and was told that the next unsponsored board was going to be in Sep which was false. So to answer your question, Sep is the next unsponsored board if you didn’t make the July board. Let me know if you need help with anything. Good luck.
  12. Hey Viper, Your test scores, GPA, and flight hours look fairly similar to mine when I applied to heavy Reserve units. It’s really common for units, both ANG and Reserve, to offer nav slots to applicants who do not have their PPL. When I did my interview, I came across a few applicants who originally submitted a package for pilot interviewing for nav due to low flight hours and no PPL. So I think you’re on the right path by pursuing your PPL and raising hours at the same time. I had about 110hrs with a PPL at big 30 (current age limit for UPT is 33) when was hired. Applying for unsponsored slots is definitely an option, however keep in mind that your sponsorship status is one of the selection criteria along with many other factors (GPA, flight hours, AFOQT, PCSM, leadership, etc.) for the AFRC board. Unlike sponsored applicants, not all unsponsored applicants get selected on the AFRC board. Feel free to PM me if you need any help with the Reserve process, interview pointers, or what have you. I recently went through the process so my knowledge on this topic is fairly fresh.
  13. Does anyone know the status on the AFRC UFT Board for May? I have not heard anything from my recruiter or unit. Correct me if I am wrong but from my understanding, the AFRC board is just a formality and most sponsored applicants are selected as long as they are qualified. I am just trying to prep myself for the worst case scenario as I do not like surprises.
  14. I am also an interservice transfer guy transitioning from the Marine Corps to AFRC. My recruiter sent my scrolling paperwork at the end of April with a temporary DD368 that was signed off by my squadron CO just for the sole purpose of initiating the scrolling process so hopefully it gets done smoothly. The Headquarters of the Marine Corps approved my conditional release from active duty for 1 Nov without reserve commission or IRR commitment which I am glad about. All in all, I just do not understand why the scrolling process takes 4-6 months, that’s not including the time to obtain a DD368 which can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Maybe I should avoid all this hassle and stick with the Corps so that I can stay in shape - my hiring unit told me that I’m going to be the only one PTing at 0600..[emoji848] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Gotcha. I was told that each component has a set number of slots allocated weekly for applicants. AFRC gets three slots per week for FC1.
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