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On 2/1/2018 at 11:41 AM, gmahan3 said:

Just waiting on TFOT and UPT dates.

I'm non prior and have no waivers. What's been the rough time frame once NGB gets your packet until you learn about TFOT dates? 

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35 minutes ago, gmahan3 said:

I'm non prior and have no waivers. What's been the rough time frame once NGB gets your packet until you learn about TFOT dates? 

I found out in less than a month, but I'm also age critical (28.5). Take it for what it's worth.

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6 minutes ago, cagg011 said:

I found out in less than a month, but I'm also age critical (28.5). Take it for what it's worth.

Thanks for the info. I'm in the same boat. I'll be 29 in July 

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3 hours ago, gmahan3 said:

I'm non prior and have no waivers. What's been the rough time frame once NGB gets your packet until you learn about TFOT dates? 

Also non prior/no waivers, I got hired in September 2017, found out about OTS (TFOT) first week of January!

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On 2/5/2018 at 12:12 PM, AlphaPapa said:

Also non prior/no waivers, I got hired in September 2017, found out about OTS (TFOT) first week of January!

Nice! Which TFOT were you slated for? Also, do you know when did your packet made it to NGB?

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On 2/7/2018 at 11:02 PM, gmahan3 said:

Nice! Which TFOT were you slated for? Also, do you know when did your packet made it to NGB?

I'm 18-05! And I was told it got sent out the first full week of January and I found out that same week my dates for TFOT. Then a couple days later got all my training dates for flying! 

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Just got hired 9 Jan 2018. My recruiter told me that guys are having to wait up to 4 months just to schedule their FC1? Whats the holdup in scheduling that?

Swore in Jan 30, My squadron requested my FC1 Feb 9, got a date same day for May 21. 3.5 month wait.

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C17- Guard/non prior/28.5(when hired)

Interview-Sep 2017

Selected/hired- Sep 2017

MEPS- OCT 2017

SWEAR IN- JAN 2018

WP- FC1- scheduled for April 30, 2018.

PENDING EVERYTHING ELSE.

I'll update it as I go.

 

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My unit sent in my packet almost 6 months ago, and am now playing the waiting game. Have talked with those in charge of submitting at my unit, but anything that else can be done? Poke and prod the bureau a bit?

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The word is the Bureau is short-handed. Things are taking forever. It’s hard to get anything pushed thru unless you personally know someone up there in A1. I do not and it’s like a black hole when packets go there. Pipeliners’s packets seem to move a little faster than already rateds, which doesn’t really make sense. 

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My packet took about that long too. Wound up finding that it was the recruiter sending the wrong forms in multiple times. It all worked out in the end though. Good luck. Stay on top of it. 

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Anyone on here going to be starting UPT in Vance mid-May? Trying to get some contacts beforehand. I'm at OTS right now and it seems like everyone I know is getting Columbus AFB.

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Hired at a Guard unit.  Prior Guard with a different unit

Interview - July 2017

Hired - July 2017

FC1/MFS - October 2017

Package sent to J1/HQ - December, 2017

     Approved - January 2018

Package sent to NGB - January 2018

    Approved - January 18 (same day.  Within hours by what I was told)

TFOT/MOTS/AMS (w.e it's called now) - April, 10, 2018

UPT - Laughlin,  August, 2018

Other dates - TBD post UPT

 

Cheers! and best of luck to everyone!

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My unit is showing about a year from hire date to OTS right now... is this typical across the guard? Kind of frustrating my unit wont hire until you have your degree and then you have to wait a year doing nothing. Wish they'd go back to hiring 6 months out from graduation. Trying to figure out what I'm going to do for a year if I do apply to my unit... flight instructing isn't making any money right now and I live too far from base to work too many AT days. :/

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My unit is showing about a year from hire date to OTS right now... is this typical across the guard? Kind of frustrating my unit wont hire until you have your degree and then you have to wait a year doing nothing. Wish they'd go back to hiring 6 months out from graduation. Trying to figure out what I'm going to do for a year if I do apply to my unit... flight instructing isn't making any money right now and I live too far from base to work too many AT days. :/

I’m 1.5 years from hire and still 6+ months out from OTS. I’d say 1.0-1.5 years from board to OTS is average.

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1 hour ago, PilotPitts said:


I’m 1.5 years from hire and still 6+ months out from OTS. I’d say 1.0-1.5 years from board to OTS is average.

I was interviewed and hired in September 2017, I got my ots and upt dates in January and I'm non-prior. I think it really depends on your unit and how on top they are of things.

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2 hours ago, PilotPitts said:


I’m 1.5 years from hire and still 6+ months out from OTS. I’d say 1.0-1.5 years from board to OTS is average.

Hired in June, OTS in January as well. Hopefully they line something up for you. 

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My ANG timeline:

Hire - Sep 16

FC1/WP - Jan 17

Enlist - Feb 17

TFOT - Sep 17

UPT - Apr 18 (after a 6-week delay from T-6 ops pause)

I think this timeline is pretty typical for ANG. All of my bros who are applying, I tell them to be prepared for the wait. Have a source of income lined up

 

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My packet was approved through NGB yesterday and was immediately informed that I will need an age waiver (I turn 30 in Jan19).  There are no slots for UPT for the rest of this year. So anyone going through this process, prepare yourself for the long wait. I now have to wait for the waiver process before I can even get dates and the FY19 slots haven't dropped yet so I will have no idea what they are until that happens. Good luck everyone.

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At what point during this whole waiting process are people receiving their dates/locations for UPT? A better question, when will I be able to tell my wife which lovely city she will be getting to accommodate me to? Enid, Del Rio, or Columbus?

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1 hour ago, cerealsine said:

At what point during this whole waiting process are people receiving their dates/locations for UPT? A better question, when will I be able to tell my wife which lovely city she will be getting to accommodate me to? Enid, Del Rio, or Columbus?

For Reserve, you'll get them at inprocessing with the 340th about a month before OTS. Some people got theirs earlier by calling and asking nicely, I didn't have any luck. They seem to be pretty good about getting you the UPT base you want if you have a legit reason.

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Do they take your preferences for which base into account? I mean what would a "legit reason" to prefer a particular base be? Family nearby? Or what?

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16 minutes ago, cerealsine said:

Do they take your preferences for which base into account? I mean what would a "legit reason" to prefer a particular base be? Family nearby? Or what?

Depends highly on your training office. I told them what my preference was and got it but like anything else, they will take into account what you want and then put you where they need you to be. 

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33 minutes ago, cerealsine said:

Do they take your preferences for which base into account? I mean what would a "legit reason" to prefer a particular base be? Family nearby? Or what?

I didn't even get the option to choose, one day got the dates with the spot, that was that!

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