Info on OTS (Officer Training School)
Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:47 PM
Posted 23 February 2005 - 06:58 PM
Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:08 PM
Also it's easier to pack (i.e. you can bring more stuff).
Posted 23 February 2005 - 11:32 PM
Posted 24 February 2005 - 12:24 PM
1) you may or may not be given time to go get your car and
2) you won't be reimbursed for the expense of going to get your car
If you drive to OTS, you'll get reimbursed mileage and days of perdiem for the drive: literally the govt will pay you to bring your car now, but not after the fact.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 06:17 PM
I am a former Marine. I will be attending AF OTS in about 6 weeks.
The question; I have about 3-4 pair of old Marine BDU's still in good shape. The problem is, on the pocket the Marines have an iron-on Marine symbol (eagle, globe, and anchor).
Would it be worth it for me to try and 1. dye over the symbol, 2. pull the name tape off the pants and use them? Or should I just toss them and start over.
If I am going to wreck a pair, I would rather not waste what will be issued to me new.
Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:52 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:32 AM
No, leave them at home, you can't use USMC BDUs in the USAF. They will issue you what you need.
Good luck at Maxwell, but I am sure you will do well...
p.s. By the way, I thought there was no such thing as a "former" Marine...once a Marine, always a Marine! You'd feel right at home where I am, we work for Gen Jones...
Posted 05 October 2004 - 09:14 PM
I made the same transition last year. I had one set of BDUs where the EGA was faded to the point that you had to get within two feet of my pocket to see it. That was the pair that I wore in the field. After that, I did go ahead and purchase two more sets for everyday ots wear. Being a flyer, that's a lot more BDU than I'll need for a while.
On that note, yes, I said "purchased"; you'll buy everything. There will be no assembly line that you walk through with your seabag open while things get tossed in at 11:30 at night. (Ah, the memories) So, if you want to get a leg up (sts), go ahead and start hitting the uniform shop now. The OTS web page has a list of exactly what you need. If you show up with nothing but a credit card, you're golden. www.airforceots.com has this and a lot of other unoffical, but sometimes usefull gouge.
Posted 22 July 2005 - 09:48 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 10:29 AM
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 08:02 PM
prepare and practice. You'll learn what you need to know when you get there. Be confident, and if not, appear confident. That ability will help when you get to pilot training, too.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 15 July 2004 - 09:31 PM
Posted 15 July 2004 - 10:13 PM
It's not very commoon for civilian guys to be accepted that far out, as a degree is the main key to be commissioned.
Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:25 PM
I have been researching the threads at airforceots.com.
I've heard some rumors that it may be possible for me to borrow/rent a laptop for OTS from my sponsoring unit. I've also heard some references to uniforms being partially paid for. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? (perhaps this only pertains to UPT selectees that were a member of the unit prior to selection?)
Things are financially tight right now for me. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
[ 28. September 2005, 13:26: Message edited by: RJP ]
Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:14 PM
Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:22 PM
Also, if it makes sense for you, USAA has a pre-commissioning loan up to 25k with 5k unsecured (do anything you want with the $). Don't have to start paying back on it for a year after you get the loan.
[ 28. September 2005, 21:22: Message edited by: JReyn ]
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