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15 hours ago, extender10 said:

So, looks like I'll be running straight up the gut for the next year and a half.  Selected September 2017, inprocessed this past week with the 340th FTG at Randolph.

OTS: 9 Jan to 9 Mar
...2 days later:
SERE: 12 Mar to 30 Mar
...4 days later:
Water survival: 4 Apr to 5 Apr
...5 days of driving later: 
UPT (Vance): 10 Apr (report date), 24 Apr 2018 to May 2019.

Not only did I get SERE before UPT and 2 days after OTS, but no real breaks in training, just PCS travel days.  

Let's get this party started!

Did you ask for SERE before UPT? You're going to be brining your own handcuffs and whip aren't you?

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Haha,

I did not ask - but it seemed to be the case for a bunch of us actually.  I think that they are trying to avoid BITs (breaks in training) and trying to flow us to FTU as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Really looking forward to commissioning, getting some happy photos with my family, and then immediately going off to Advanced Beatings

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FWIW here’s my AFRC experience so far. Prior service army pilot with decent break in service and ETPs required. 

Oct 15 - “hired” 

Oct 16 - recruiter assigned 

Nov 6 - MEPS (could have been a week or so earlier but recruiter messed up paperwork) Tried to rush it to get into Nov AFRC board but that didn’t work. Going to Jan AFRC Board now  

FC1 scheduled for Feb 19th (imo that could have been done in Dec, but, here we are) 

No idea for UPT start. Don’t need OTS or SERE. Hoping for early summer pipeline start, but that seems optimistic since dudes are already getting plugged in UPT in that timeframe and I won’t be sworn in for another couple months. 

Will update when further along. 

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35 minutes ago, FlyArmy said:

FWIW here’s my AFRC experience so far. Prior service army pilot with decent break in service and ETPs required. 

Oct 15 - “hired” 

Oct 16 - recruiter assigned 

Nov 6 - MEPS (could have been a week or so earlier but recruiter messed up paperwork) Tried to rush it to get into Nov AFRC board but that didn’t work. Going to Jan AFRC Board now  

FC1 scheduled for Feb 19th (imo that could have been done in Dec, but, here we are) 

No idea for UPT start. Don’t need OTS or SERE. Hoping for early summer pipeline start, but that seems optimistic since dudes are already getting plugged in UPT in that timeframe and I won’t be sworn in for another couple months. 

Will update when further along. 

See you at Wright Patt on the 19th!

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On 10/11/2016 at 10:31 AM, Vixty said:

By looking at past posts its hard to tell what my timeline will look like. I'm currently AD enlisted crossing over to the guard.  The recruiter/unit has never delt with this situation before so hopefully there won't be any major bumps in the road. If anyone has completed this process in the past some insight would be appreciated. No one can tell me what I should expect since this is a first for them. I've completed my FC1 here at my current base but I still have to eventually complete the MFS.  

 

Sep 2016: Interview/Hired

 

On 10/11/2016 at 10:31 AM, Vixty said:

Update after being away for a while.

Palace chasing from active duty as enlisted to the guard as a pilot hire seems to be a rare thing so I'm going to share my journey.

Sep 2016: Interviewed/hired

Sep 2016: Completed FC1 prior to leaving active duty which was completed only because of my age and its requirement to apply for an active duty position.

May 2017 Requested palace chase to guard unit (had to wait so long due to a deployment and flight medical messing up my FC1)

May 2017: Palace chase approval with ETS July 14 2017.  (My enlistment would have been up DEC 2017 so I was inside of the  6 month golden window.)

June 2017: Recruiter tried to submit my package to the guard for approval but was turned down until I had a DD214 in hand.

July 2017: Swore into guard and package was resubmitted.

Sep 2017: Hire approval (dates came a couple weeks later)

Dec 2017: Passed MFS

Jan 9 2018: TFOT

May 16 2018: Columbus UPT - "My choice" (But was rescheduled due to me turning 30 on May 5 and the unit not wanting to do a waiver)

Apr 16ish 2018: UPT Vance AFB

It was tough trying to figure out what to do coming from active duty as enlisted because it deosn't happen often.  The recruiter I was working with didn't really know the process either so we learned at the same time.  I would have gotten off active duty sooner if my leadership didn't stick me with a last minute deployment that I was promised I would never have to go on because of what I was trying to do.  But in the end it has all worked out. 

 

 

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Any guard/reserve DOT guys here notice the NGB A3 timeline to full up is now showing about 5.5 years from start? I think it was closer to 3 years total when I was hired over two years ago. If I had to guess why so long I'd venture that significant b-course delays are the issue. Curious what the timeline is for the active duty component.

Now back to your regular programming...

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Dates are in finally!

Guard Prior:

Interview/Hire: June 2017

Swore In: August 2017

FC1: October 2017 

NGB Package Approved: January 2018

TFOT: January 2018

SERE/Water Survival: April 2018

UPT (ENJJPT): July 2018

Best of luck to everyone!

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7 minutes ago, bluesidedown said:

Dates are in finally!

Guard Prior:

Interview/Hire: June 2017

Swore In: August 2017

FC1: October 2017 

NGB Package Approved: January 2018

TFOT: January 2018

SERE/Water Survival: April 2018

UPT (ENJJPT): July 2018

Best of luck to everyone!

That’s insanely fast! When was your package sent to NGB?

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21 minutes ago, cagg011 said:

That’s insanely fast! When was your package sent to NGB?

I believe in September or October. I never got confirmation on that part of things ;) It hasn't felt fast but things are about to pick up!

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