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So my stuff was sent up to NGB August 18th. I've still yet to hear anything. I'm wondering if anyone else recently has been significantly behind the 4-5 week average? Recruiter told me 2.5 weeks ago that they had called him with a question so that tells me they were at least starting to look at it. Not sure what could take over two weeks though. I already have my TS clearance through my civilian job so I know there shouldn't be questions there. Just curious if anyone here has had their information sent through recently and how long it took.

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August 2015: Start seriously getting things together for applying to squadrons. 

December 2016: First visit to MEPS, interview with squadron, get word I'm hired. 

June 2017: Approved by AFRC board. 

July 2017: FC1 (approved exactly six weeks later).

September '17: Swear in to DEP.

December '17: Inprocessing at Randolph. 

Jan '18: OTS.

I had about two months of MEPS paperwork delays, without those I'd probably have made it into one of the September OTS classes and been almost exactly one year from hire by the squadron to arriving at UPT. 

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Guard/Prior

July 2016: Interview (Alternate candidate)

January 2017: Primary candidate/hired 

April 2017: FC1 (Approved 3 weeks later)

August 2017: Age Waiver approved 

October 2017: Package approved (Got dates 2 weeks later)

January 2018: TFOT

April 2018: UPT Columbus

 

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Has anyone recently (in the last few months) had their package sent up to NGB and it just stall there? My recruiter says they're trying to find out why it's been there for 12 weeks. I'm just curious if anyone else has had a problem with this or if it's just my shitty luck.

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5 minutes ago, scott2375 said:

Has anyone recently (in the last few months) had their package sent up to NGB and it just stall there? My recruiter says they're trying to find out why it's been there for 12 weeks. I'm just curious if anyone else has had a problem with this or if it's just my shitty luck.

I've heard non-priors, not age critical, no waivers required taking 4-5 months. A few people I know had to wait 6 months between swearing in and FCI.  

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9 minutes ago, tk1313 said:

I've heard non-priors, not age critical, no waivers required taking 4-5 months. A few people I know had to wait 6 months between swearing in and FCI.  

I had two separate friends in June and August get theirs through in 5 weeks. No waivers or anything. But I suppose priorities can change in a short period of time.

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33 minutes ago, scott2375 said:

I had two separate friends in June and August get theirs through in 5 weeks. No waivers or anything. But I suppose priorities can change in a short period of time.

There doesn’t seem to be any formula for an ETA with NGB. Heard many different wait times... 

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21 hours ago, scott2375 said:

Has anyone recently (in the last few months) had their package sent up to NGB and it just stall there? My recruiter says they're trying to find out why it's been there for 12 weeks. I'm just curious if anyone else has had a problem with this or if it's just my shitty luck.

Mine was sent in early October and I've heard nothing. The recruiter said that he has contacted a Major up there but hasn't got a response. I'm just bracing for a wait time of 6 months for the worst case scenario...

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46 minutes ago, bluesidedown said:

Mine was sent in early October and I've heard nothing. The recruiter said that he has contacted a Major up there but hasn't got a response. I'm just bracing for a wait time of 6 months for the worst case scenario...

Yeah mine was sent up August 18. So I'm coming up on 3 months. And they even called my recruiter on October 20 asking for some additional paperwork. So that at least tells me they were looking at it at some point.

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On 9/29/2017 at 3:00 PM, extender10 said:

AFRC selected: 29 Sep 2017

OTS: 9 January!

Wahoo!

So hired at squadron level 10 Feb and my OTS class starts 9 Jan. 11 months total

OTS 1803 9 Jan - 9 Mar

Laughlin UPT starting 24 April

Into the pipeline I go!

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Selected: February 2017
MEPS: March 2017
FC1: June 2017
NGB Approval: November 2017
OTS: January 2018
UPT: June 2018
 

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On 5/3/2017 at 1:35 PM, Heavywanabe said:

I'm going Reserve, off the street.

Interview Jan 2017

Hired Jan 2017

FC1 Feb 2017

FC1 approved March 2017

Package submitted to board April 2017  (Meets end of May, Awaiting approval)

Update,

OTS Sep 17

UPT Dec 17

From hire to UPT 11 months. 

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7 hours ago, JustHangingOut said:

I finally get to contribute!

Interview   Dec 2017

Hired         Dec 2017

..and the paperwork begins...

Congrats to you! Where did you end up getting selected?

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3 hours ago, vipermaverickk said:

Congrats to you! Where did you end up getting selected?

I don’t want to say just yet.  I still have to break the news to my chain of command.

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On 12/7/2017 at 7:30 AM, JustHangingOut said:

I finally get to contribute!

Interview   Dec 2017

Hired         Dec 2017

..and the paperwork begins...

Congrats, man!  Keep us updated as you are able.

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Guard/Non-prior, I feel my dates have been a lot quicker than everyone so far:

Interview: September 2017

Hired: September 2017

MEPS: November 2017 

FC1: November 2017

Waiting on OTS dates now. Is it typical that my package gets sent after my FC1 is cleared or is the package sent without the FC1 information? Also, I assume that if we failed any part of the FC1, we'd know about it within a few days of the physical rather than months after? Lastly, I was a couple pounds over for the FC1, will the AGB see that as an issue? Obviously I'll be the correct weight before OTS and was for MEPS, but Thanksgiving happened.

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6 hours ago, AlphaPapa said:

Guard/Non-prior, I feel my dates have been a lot quicker than everyone so far:

Interview: September 2017

Hired: September 2017

MEPS: November 2017 

FC1: November 2017

Waiting on OTS dates now. Is it typical that my package gets sent after my FC1 is cleared or is the package sent without the FC1 information? Also, I assume that if we failed any part of the FC1, we'd know about it within a few days of the physical rather than months after? Lastly, I was a couple pounds over for the FC1, will the AGB see that as an issue? Obviously I'll be the correct weight before OTS and was for MEPS, but Thanksgiving happened.

I was told the package sits at NGB awaiting an approved FC1. Yes, you should have been told if there was any issues/waivers needed when you were at Wright-Patt. A couple pounds over the max weight for the T-6? That weight is around 245 or something... Don't quote me, but just figure that out. If you're over that weight, I don't really know what happens.

Also, that is pretty quick for FC1, so hopefully NGB approval will be pretty quick for you too. Congrats!

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1 hour ago, tk1313 said:

I was told the package sits at NGB awaiting an approved FC1. Yes, you should have been told if there was any issues/waivers needed when you were at Wright-Patt. A couple pounds over the max weight for the T-6? That weight is around 245 or something... Don't quote me, but just figure that out. If you're over that weight, I don't really know what happens.

Also, that is pretty quick for FC1, so hopefully NGB approval will be pretty quick for you too. Congrats!

Thanks for answering all my questions! Sounds like I'm doing good so far! I was a couple pounds over for my height, far from 245 lbs! Thank you again, hopefully it all continues to go at a good pace.

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