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  1. I still have not heard from the 175th, anyone else?
  2. Hey first off thanks for being so helpful answering my questions. Second yes I know I have been given a golden opportunity, but if given the option there is another air frame I'd like to fly. So if I'm interested it sounds like it can't hurt just to apply and see what comes of it. So my second question is how far into the process can I go with my current unit before I'm committed? Is it once I attend OTS? or until I attend UPT?
  3. Yea I just got off the phone, they are interested in talking to me. (He seemed impressed by my package just talking over the phone). They are both guard units, same distance from me, different states. But they aren't meeting until September and I turn 30 in march of next year. So here is another great question. How hard is it to get an age waiver, or given the fact that I have alot of things already done could I get my dates in under the wire if they like me?
  4. The open unit is a fighter unit though. I'd love the opportunity to "go fast" if it was available. I mean if I go C-130s that door is closed to me right?
  5. Lol wow thanks in varying degrees to everyone for the answers. Here is another question, I noticed another opening for a position with another unit that I would rather fly for. Is it too late for me to apply to the other unit? I have not yet gone to OTS or UPT or anything.
  6. Hello all, I have been waiting in the wings this past year waiting for my TS to go through before my unit wanted to set me up with OTS and UPT dates. It sounds like it went through and they want to start setting up my dates. I'm a little nervous as this is potentially a major turning point in my life. I know the next 1.5-2 years of training will be hard, but my question is what will life be like once I get back? I am an engineer in my civilian life and I want to keep doing that. There are lots of boards talking about airline pilot lifestyle in the guard, but how about a more traditio
  7. These are great points and things we have discussed. From my understanding the Guard tends to have shorter deployments and I think she will be fine for those months I'm gone. Another question, is how realistic is it for a pilot to be a traditional part time guardsman? I've been told part-time is always an option after training, but i just find it hard to believe they wouldn't want/force me full time after spending a million dollars in training on me.
  8. This would be ideal, but she is currently working as a consultant as opposed to a permanent employee. The rumor is they may make her a permanent offer soon, but until then she cant realistically make that request until then. We have talked about it though and that would absolutely be the plan if we could swing it. In the meantime we want to plan for the most difficult scenario. Hope for the best, plan for the worst kind of people. :) But yea good call TTF.
  9. Getting married is something we will definitely do if I accept. She has a very good job making a sizable income, and both she and I are very proud of her career. With me only making a Lt salary, we would want her to keep her job for the financial benefit as well as her professional satisfaction. It's not fair of me to ask her to give up her dream for mine. But you make a fair point about her visiting me on some weekends as well. As a side note, I really appreciate all of your responses. The insight from you guys in the know is a huge help!
  10. No she can get care anywhere, but bc I would be ANG and would be returning to where we currently live we both agreed it would be best if she continued her professional career as opposed to putting it on hold for my 1.5-2 years of training.
  11. I have no delusions about breezing through UPT or it being easy at all, I'm just trying to find a way to follow a once in a lifetime opportunity while still giving my fiance the support she needs. I was planning on leaving Friday night and having all day Sat. and part of Sunday morning with her. I know it probably couldn't happen every weekend, but it's something I would want to try to take advantage of if the opportunity arose. In all honesty I got the idea from the LtCol I interviewed with who did something similar but via driving.
  12. I haven't been assigned yet, but all of the UPT bases are about a 2.5 hour flight from home. I haven't accepted the pilot slot yet, so I haven't been assigned. What makes it unrealistic? If we can swing the cost of plane tickets (we can I believe), I figured I could study on the plane. Thoughts?
  13. I have been selected for a UPT slot with an ANG unit. I am trying to make the difficult decision of whether or not to seize this opportunity. In other circumstances I wouldn't hesitate to jump right in and sign the paperwork. However my fiance (together 10 years) is a type 1 diabetic and has numerous health problems. She is still young/healthy enough that she can take care of herself for the most part, but I would like to be there as much as possible for emotional support and she would stay behind if I left to support us financially as an engineer. So my question is how reasonable wou
  14. I have been selected for a UPT slot with an ANG unit. I am trying to make the difficult decision of whether or not to seize this opportunity. In other circumstances I wouldn't hesitate to jump right in and sign the paperwork. However my fiance (together 10 years) is a type 1 diabetic and has numerous health problems. She is still young/healthy enough that she can take care of herself for the most part, but I would like to be there as much as possible for emotional support and she would stay behind if I left to support us financially as an engineer. So my question is how reasonable wou
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