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Guest whyme?   
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Also they have little handbooks on each airframe. Read up on the airframe capes so you know what to expect.

Agree 100% on the Hawg comment barney. Hawg guys have a better understanding of "army speak" from the word go and its not just knowing how to go from MRGS to WG84 on the MFD.

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Not sure what the difference is between the ALO threads but I will add a reply. I'm a bit dated - I did an ALO gig back in 2000-2003. I had to qualify then compete to get to the unit that I ended up getting assigned to. Obviously, it was volunteer. Good experience, like I think Beaver said, a lot of leadership involved. For three years my boss didn't really know what I did. If I needed to be somewhere, I went. I think a lot has probably changed since then.

As far as career progression, I would say that being an ALO does not necessarily hurt your career. I want to qualify that by mentioning that I volunteered to be an ALO, I wasn't handed the assignment. But from observing my career field, it hasn't relatively put anyone behind. You are going to be behind the dude that does a fellowship instead of an ALO tour. That's the way life works. There is nothing wrong with that, if the timing is right and you need to do an ALPHA, consider knocking out an ALO tour. Please do not show up to an Army unit unmotivated. That gives the AF a bad name.

Several years later after my ALO tour, I have a lot of spears to throw at the Army, but in a totally different context. After I left my ALO tour I said "never again" when it came to being surrounded by the Army. But, like all good plans, the enemy has a vote. So now I find myself surrounded once again by the Army. I have considerable compassion for ALOs, I know you are doing the Lord's work, while not being understood or appreciated by the component that you are supporting.

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gateway    0

6. Physical Requirements: All applicants must be medically qualified. ALO training involves a highly demanding physical program, that includes regular physical training events, obstacle course completion, and marching with 25-40 lb packs. Prior to being accepted you must successfully complete the TACP Physical Ability and Stamina Test. All candidates must meet the following minimum standards:

-Run: 1.5 miles in under 11:41

-Push-Ups: 39 push-ups in 1 minute

-Crunches: 45 crunches in 1 minute

-Pull-ups: 2 pull-ups in 1 minute

The TACP PAST is harder now, it changed in January of this year. (unless ALO's aren't held to the same standard as romad's) The run needs to be a 1.5 in 10:47, more calisthenics, etc. Looks like fun!

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deaddebate    94

From the ACC/A3FC Facebook page

ACC/A3FC TACP/ASOC Integration Branch

May 10.TO: MAJCOMS, FSS/CCs MPS/Chief, MPS/Supt

SUBJECT: Volunteers for the 13Lxx Air Liaison Officer (ALO) Career Field -

Summer 2013 selection announcement

1. The Air Force is seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested

in becoming a 13L ALO. Applications are now being accepted. Candidates who

are selected this cycle will attend Phase II ALO Aptitude Assessment (AAA)

scheduled for 3-7 Aug...ust 2013 at Jacks Valley, USAF Academy, Colorado

Springs, CO. This announcement is for ROTC and USAFA cadets who are

graduating in Calendar year 2013 and 2014, USAF cross flow officers and

Initial Skills Training Reclassification (IST) Candidates. OTS candidates

may apply for the Air Force OTS board (see pp 3.d below for more info).

2. Suspense for applications: 20 Jun 2013. Email applications to ACC/A3FC

workflow at: acca3fc.jid@langley.af.mil

3. To View eligibility and criteria copy and paste the following myPers

link: (https://myPers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/24135)

4. POC is ACC/A3FC, DSN 574-8384 e-mail acca3fc.jid@langley.af.mil

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Murch    0

Random question: I heard that they were giving CSOs opportunities to do an ALO tour. Is this true? And if so can anyone provide more information on it?

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10percenttruth    286

Random question: I heard that they were giving CSOs opportunities to do an ALO tour. Is this true? And if so can anyone provide more information on it?

True statement, the pipeline is always open. Put it on your ADP & let your CC know you're interested when you come up on the VML

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olevelo    4

Anyone have any info on the AMLO assignment at Yokota. Day to day schedule, deployments, can you still fly?

When I was there several years ago, the guy in that billet flew (CSO...I'm pretty sure we're talking about the same position). Not a lot, so I assume he was pretty busy doing something, although I have no idea what! The day to day was over at the OSS so not around the squadron a lot. But he got to go on pretty much every exercise so that was a pretty good deal. I think I heard he just made O-6 too.

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