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    Purchased a new car last year and called around for different quotes. USAA wanted to charge me more than double what EVERY OTHER company quoted me. It's actually crazy how bad it has gotten in the past few years.
  2. Does anyone know what the timeline may look like for a person transitioning out of AD enlisted to the ANG pending actually getting hired? Some additional information that may affect the timeline. I already have a security clearance as well as having my FC1 done before I submit my package. After reading this thread it seems that these are the things that hold people up in actually getting to OTS. This is all hypothetical, but I would feel better about having some idea if someone has been in this situation before. I would potentially need to palace chase if the dates didn't work out. If they worked out perfectly then I would do a palace front. Thanks in advance.
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    Can anyone give recent FC1/MFS Experience?

    I'm not sure exactly how you are getting yours done, but I scheduled one recently. However, I am Active Duty already and was able to schedule it through my local clinic. They were very busy though. As far as the government shutdown. The DoD had been funded already and the shutdown did not affect us at all. So that shouldn't be the issue here.
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    Upcoming Boards

    Just curious as I noticed the application page on bogidope. Is it an immediate disqualification to not have a PPL? I won't be able to start working on mine until May, but I am just curious how it works out. Also, is it difficult to get active orders there? I did some time at Whiteman and would love to go back, but it's tough to walk away from a active duty when I am the only one who makes money.
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    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    He would have to get an ETP to be able to apply, and even then that is a tough one. Knew someone last year who had to make this choice as well, ended up taking it. It does specifically say that if you turn down what you are offered then you cannot apply again though.
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    Exception to Policy

    @jonlbs I am eligible for a lower end bonus now (~24k before taxes) if I reenlist for the maximum time limit I can. I cannot apply to the OTS board until November. If selected for that board then I will not leave until 2021 at a minimum. As far as how the payment plan would work, I contacted my local MPF and they stated that 50% would be processed immediately and typically get to me in about a month. Then every year after I would received the remaining bonus split into payments, so I imagine it would be 2k a year before taxes. Talking with MPF today, AFPC, and my leadership today I decided that I am more than likely going to hold off for the time being. I am scheduled to deploy to a tax free zone sometime after the board and will go to a higher multiplier if I wait and selection does not occur. I will more than likely attempt to get an ETP after this time for any future boards as I would have the money saved and it would all be tax free, so I would avoid what you mentioned in your post and was also mentioned to me by my leadership. In the event that next September they announce that the bonus will be going away then I will more than likely take it while it is available but use the option of delaying the payment until after board results come out, which at that time it will be close enough to the board that I can exercise this option. I think this is the best course that I should take unless there is something that I am missing. Thanks for the information.
  7. @donkey out of curiosity, how did you do on the TBAS after using this simulator? I am definitely downloading tonight and will use this to practice with as I am taking the TBAS in the coming months. How often did you practice with this as well?
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    Exception to Policy

    How exactly did this work if you don't mind me asking? If I took the bonus now I would have two years before I could potentially go to OTS at the earliest. Was the amount that you had to pay back pro rated for the time that you still served enlisted?
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    Exception to Policy

    Out of curiousity, did you not want to attempt to get an exception to policy or were you told that you wouldn't get one?
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    Exception to Policy

    Understood on that part. My question is more geared towards if anyone has ever done it for active duty.
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    Exception to Policy

    The only reason I am hesitant to do this is I have no guarantee of getting into OTS. I am willing to not take the bonus if that is the only option, but I was curious if anyone has ever seen one of these get approved.
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    Exception to Policy

    I am trying to apply Active Duty OTS before I try to get into the ANG since I am currently active and don't really have plans to leave.
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    Exception to Policy

    Has anyone ever successfully received an exception to policy letter after receiving an SRB for OTS? I am in a situation that I have one shot for OTS (November 2019 board) before I have to re-enlist. I think that I would be stupid to not take the bonus as I have no guarantees of ever getting an OTS slot, but it's tough to know I will have to wait 2-3 more years for my goal of an officer slot. Does anyone have experience with this or any advice?
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    TFOT seats question

    Late reply, but the way that OTS slots work is planned out very far in advance. Currently active duty applying to the November 2019 active duty board and if I get accepted I will not attend until 2021. They have all the slots filled on the active duty side a year to a year and a half in advance. They also have multiple boards. So for FY2020 there will be two active duty boards and two civilian boards. The later boards are notorious for being cancelled though, so it gets tough. On a side note, if you are applying non-rated then the selection rates are very low based on how many people apply. So unless you stand out above everyone else it could take a few times to get accepted. Hope this helps.