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Just now, Edw26 said:

 Thanks.  Never got that email.

Did you get an email from one of the Recruiting & Retention NCOs confirming that your package was received? If not, you might want to follow up with them. If you did then I wonder if maybe they just made a mistake and didn't put you on the distribution list. I can PM you the info if you want.

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9 minutes ago, mb1685 said:

Did you get an email from one of the Recruiting & Retention NCOs confirming that your package was received? If not, you might want to follow up with them. If you did then I wonder if maybe they just made a mistake and didn't put you on the distribution list. I can PM you the info if you want.

I am in the same boat.  I got the email on 1APR17 that my package was received, but did not received the email on the 18th

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19 minutes ago, mb1685 said:

Did you get an email from one of the Recruiting & Retention NCOs confirming that your package was received? If not, you might want to follow up with them. If you did then I wonder if maybe they just made a mistake and didn't put you on the distribution list. I can PM you the info if you want.

Yep, got the confirmation but not the email from the 18th. Thanks for the heads up.

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3 hours ago, JustHangingOut said:

I got ahold of SD and the announcements are in the mail.  Good luck everyone

Thank you and you as well. Did they say announcment for those who will be interviewed only or rejections will be in that batch also? 

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8 hours ago, Hopefulflyer389 said:

Thank you and you as well. Did they say announcment for those who will be interviewed only or rejections will be in that batch also? 

I did not ask that specifically but the way our conversation went, it was probably only the interviewees.

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3 hours ago, JustHangingOut said:

I did not ask that specifically but the way our conversation went, it was probably only the interviewees.

It would make sense to only sent out letters to those selected. Thank you. 

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14 hours ago, Hopefulflyer389 said:

It would make sense to only sent out letters to those selected. Thank you. 

Last time I applied to them I got a rejection letter in the mail.  

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My letter from the 114 FW will be arriving today (good or bad). This is a little overzealous, but you can sign up for notifications by USPS for mail that will be arriving each day and it will send you a copy of the letters in your email. Very simple to sign up for. I posted the link and a copy of the image below.

https://realmail.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.actionLetter.jpg.1b1a54faf458c824d69a48168e0528b9.jpg

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2 hours ago, Sit On Acorns said:

DC is doing Round 1 of interviews via Skype yesterday and today. 10 minute video interview. ~10 of the ~20 people interviewed will go on to the in person interviews May 6.

Email notifications sent out to those to be interviewed? Sorry for all of the questions. First time doing this. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Hopefulflyer389 said:

Email notifications sent out to those to be interviewed? Sorry for all of the questions. First time doing this. 

 

Yes. No worries! It's tough when most of us hear absolutely nothing back and we just have to pass around info we gather.

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23 minutes ago, Sit On Acorns said:

Yes. No worries! It's tough when most of us hear absolutely nothing back and we just have to pass around info we gather.

Thank you. Learning the ropes and will have to remember to pass on information as well. 

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Just got off the phone with a Reserves recruiter. She told me point-blank that no Reserve fighter units are hiring (i.e., Hill AFB, UT or Homestead AFB, FL - both F-16). I'm guessing this means Elmendorf, AK (F-22's) and Carswell NAS/JRB, TX (F-16) are not as well.

She did say if I wanted to fly Reserves, these are the units hurting for pilots:

Westover AFB, MA (C-5's)
Pittsburgh ARS, PA (C-130's)
Dover AFB, DE (C-17's, C-5's)

If this info is true, I guess ANG / AD is the only way to go if your heart is set on fighters? Obviously not a guarantee either way, but I'd like a chance.

She encouraged me to send in letters to get interviews, but mentioned that the Reserves only hold boards in May and November, and that I would need to have interviewed with a unit and gotten sponsorship. She said that if a unit told me I would have to apply unsponsored, I should just forget about applying... and that even if a Reserve fighter unit had an opening, I shouldn't waste my time applying - because the slot would go to the son of a General or something. :bash: If any of this sounds fishy, please correct me / her.

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My info is a year or so old... But it's correct. I called every fighter unit in the Reserves and I talked to some awesome pilots while I was looking at the Reserves and none of those units were hiring. The B-52 unit in Barksdale was an exception apparently, as my recruiter said they were hiring at some point. Most units told me straight-up that they don't hire off the street, only prior-service. If you want to tread that Reserve path, I'd recommend finding the Officer Accessions Recruiter (OAR) near the units you're talking about. In my case, I wasn't near any and my recruiter didn't have any contact info for them. I called the OAR covering Utah for instance... and he was able to give me contact info for the Fighter unit there. Same for TX, etc.

The only fighter unit that has hired off the street was the A-10s at Whiteman/Moody. They posted an opening last year or so on guardreservejobs.com.

Don't fall into the unsponsored nonsense. If you just want to fly heavies in the Reserves and don't care where? It's a hell of a program. Those of us chasing pointy jets? Nope. 

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6 hours ago, Sit On Acorns said:

DC is doing Round 1 of interviews via Skype yesterday and today. 10 minute video interview. ~10 of the ~20 people interviewed will go on to the in person interviews May 6.

Did you conduct a Skype interview?

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Thanks for the info. I wondered why I wasn't seeing much in the way of Reserves discussion on this board. There don't seem to be many ANG opportunities in Virginia (where I currently live). I'm not sure how viable it would be for me to relocate to a state to be in an ANG unit. Do units offer any kind of help with that? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

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Thanks for the info. I wondered why I wasn't seeing much in the way of Reserves discussion on this board. There don't seem to be many ANG opportunities in Virginia (where I currently live). I'm not sure how viable it would be for me to relocate to a state to be in an ANG unit. Do units offer any kind of help with that? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

So, I can't comment directly towards that. I can say what I've heard, and that's basically that certain units will pay for your hotel if you're commuting from longer than x number of miles away. I haven't heard of any sort of reimbursement for you moving to the base. Someone else might be able to clarify further.


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17 hours ago, Rycast said:

Thanks for the info. I wondered why I wasn't seeing much in the way of Reserves discussion on this board. There don't seem to be many ANG opportunities in Virginia (where I currently live). I'm not sure how viable it would be for me to relocate to a state to be in an ANG unit. Do units offer any kind of help with that? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

It seems like you want location over mission/airframe. If that's true, I think you should put maximum effort into visiting the guard units around your location. If you're not having any success and you're running out of time, apply for the unsponsored board, fly your a$$ off, and put units close to you at the top of your list. Hopefully someone who has gone the unsponsored route will chime in.

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1 hour ago, tk1313 said:

It seems like you want location over mission/airframe. If that's true, I think you should put maximum effort into visiting the guard units around your location. If you're not having any success and you're running out of time, apply for the unsponsored board, fly your a$$ off, and put units close to you at the top of your list. Hopefully someone who has gone the unsponsored route will chime in.

I have been informed that the unsponsored route isn't an option any more by the local recruiter. Did someone else tell you differently or is the recruiter I talked to just another not knowing type?

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6 minutes ago, Hopefulflyer389 said:

I have been informed that the unsponsored route isn't an option any more by the local recruiter. Did someone else tell you differently or is the recruiter I talked to just another not knowing type?

Not true according to the recruiter I'm currently working with.

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