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  1. Any word on Fort Worth Vipers? Also an update for Selfridge. The most recent thing I’ve been told is that we’re doing a meet n’ greet during our April drill, and a board in May. Still unknown what contents are desired in an application but PM me and I can give you the hiring POC’s UPT e-mail Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. A 135 unit in an awesome location and with a mission that’ll have you airline ready much faster than many other units! Pros and cons to heavies vs fighters all about what you’re looking for in your aviation career! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. Thanks! I try to integrate them because nobody wants to read a giant wall of text if they don't have to.
  4. Quick on the feedback! Awesome man! I have given it some thought on retaking the AFOQT to try and boost my non pilot/nav scores as Madison told me that was why I did not receive an interview with them. Right now I have just been dead set on CAS being the primary role I want to work on hence the A-10s (and now F-16s) I know I'm being a little too picky and can't always have it my way. Thanks again for the feedback man and best of luck with your applications as well!
  5. Hello! Like others on this thread/forum, just looking for a few pointers on what I should work on to improve my packet. Currently only rushing A-10s and F-16s (Recently opened up to F-16s) For a bottom-line up front of my current "stats" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 26 (September 27th, 1993) Clearance: Active Top Secret / SCI with CI Polygraph Medical: Flying Class I Military Physical (Passed/Current) AFOQT: 92 Pilot / 93 Nav / 49 Acad Apt / 48 Verbal / 52 Quant PCSM: 88 (91 with 200+ hours) College: 3.9 GPA - B.S. National Security *Graduated* Also working towards my master's in National Security as well as my Bachelor's in Aviation (currently 4.0 in those as well, mostly going for the aviation degree because my GI bill is covering flight costs) Flying Experience: Private Pilot License - 111.5 hours at this time (March 7th, 2020) Recommendation Letters: 107th Fighter Squadron Commander (Lt Col) 127th OG Commander (Colonel) 127th OSS Commander (Lt Col) 110th Wing Commander (Colonel) All four of which are A-10 pilots with hours ranging from 2-4k in the jet --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A little about my background/journey into getting hired: I am currently in an AGR (full time guard) slot with the 107th Fighter Squadron in Michigan and am in good standing as far as I know with the unit. I have interviewed with the 107th FS in 2018 (their last board) and with the 190th FS in their 2019 board. People aren't kidding when they say these boards are competitive because all of the folks that got hired on those boards were rock stars with their backgrounds and just cool dudes all around. My First Interview Feedback My feedback from the 107th was mostly revolving around that at the time of the board, I only had roughly 70 credits towards my bachelors completed, and I only had about 12 hours of flying time under my belt, but because I was a local guy in good standing with the unit and I had decent AFOQT/PCSM, I was offered an interview slot. (I will be the first to admit that I think I mostly got the interview as a part of the "Good old boys club" you see at many units with hiring within.) But nonetheless, I am incredibly thankful for the interview experience alone. The 107th has hooked me up time and again when it comes to advice and boosting my applications (such as getting me a Flying Class I Physical). My Second Interview Feedback For the 190th it was a similar story to an extent. I was a little bit closer towards my degree (roughly 85 / 120 credits) and still no Private Pilot and about 30-35ish hours at the time. Where I messed up with this interview was that I was too relaxed at the social events held by the unit that weekend. I was told I interviewed great and had a solid answer to each question, but overall I was just too laid-back as an enlisted member around officers. I didn't get crazy drunk and end up being this guy at the social But I was introducing myself as "Hey man I'm Jeff" for example instead of "Hello <rank/name>" which should have been the obvious answer. I've learned from the mistake but I think I have shot myself in the foot with the 190th at this point unfortunately. Awesome group of people out there, I would highly recommend anyone putting in an app for them! Where I stand now I am married with two kids, single-income family and working two full-time jobs as well as pursuing two degrees while I knock out more of my instrument training. I have rushed a few other units with no luck in getting an interview since the 190th in January 2019. With all of the "minimums" knocked out now in regards to scores, degree, rec letters, and a PPL, I am wondering what else I can add to my application to try and give it that extra "Pick me Pick me" factor. As I've said above, I have my FCI knocked out, so all units know I am medically fit/qualified to attend UPT, as well as my TS/SCI clearance, so I won't have any hiccups with foreign contacts etc. Things are currently looking good for me getting an interview for the upcoming 107th FS board this year, but I am not just going to relax and take it easy on getting interviews until I have papers in my hands showing that I am waiting for MOTS/UPT dates. Thank you all for utilizing this site and keeping it active! Awesome to see bros (guys and gals) all helping each other out on here and giving solid feedback as well as keeping each other informed on upcoming boards! Update: Looks like the 107th will be more than likely having a Meet and Greet during April drill, and a board in May. No official posting yet, but that's the big word of mouth around here at the moment.
  6. I have not. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Thought I’d give everyone a heads up. It sounds like the 107th at Selfridge will likely have a board in April with a meet and greet during our March drill (07/08 March 2020). Nothings 100% confirmed yet but I’ll keep you guys posted. I’ve heard this from the new OG, FS commander, and several others higher up in the chain of command. So get your applications ready! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. I know of three people who got a phone call yesterday for an invite. (Myself not included unfortunately) You never know, could be doing more phone calls but I am currently just waiting for the “thanks for applying” e-mail and hoping to get some solid feedback to keep making stronger applications in the future. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Thanks for the quick response! Back to the drawing board for me but congrats to those who got invited! Best of luck!
  10. Has anyone heard from the 76 FS (Moody AFB A-10s) regarding interview invites? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. You just lost your beer. Tommy gets two beers now. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Anyone else here going to visit the 104th on the 31st for their social? Hit me up if you want to grab a beer or something. I’ll be in the area for the weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. If I remember correctly, whiteman said they do not expect to run age waivers on their bogidope posting but I’d still apply! I’d be a liar if I said I haven’t been in interviews where a post-30 dude got the job after the unit said they don’t do waivers. You never know man don’t give up! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Not sure that it’s any different if you’re non prior service, but what I did as a current guard bum was look up what colleges in my area had a ROTC program to schedule my TBAS and I would call the base training office and skip the recruiter for AFOQT. Just cut out the middle man for those two steps at least in my opinion. Definitely utilize the recruiter still but I think you can just do those two steps on your own. But again, don’t know how it works for non-priors. I’d assume you could knock out the AFOQT at a college as well. Best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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