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  1. Thanks for the advice, what do you fly now? So you would recommend guard/reserve? I have been thinking of pursuing a fire fighting career. Maybe I’ll establish my self in that field full time and get a PPL under my belt and rush some units. My family and I do love the idea of settling down in one place, unfortunately the place we’re thinking of doing that is North Carolina; which doesn’t have any fighter guard/reserve units.....
  2. Yea, I’ll definitely look into the guard/reserves more. If I could find a unit that guarantees me a full time position; that would be ideal, since my family and I wouldn’t have to move around a bunch. However, I am leaning towards active duty a bit more.
  3. We’ll from my understanding is, after upt and doing you assigned aircraft training before heading back to your unit; you are given a certain amount of active duty orders from your perspective guard/reserve unit for seasoning. Then after that it’s up in the air if you can stay on those orders or have to find a full time job. For me I want my job to be a pilot and and officer full time. I don’t want to have to find another job while in the Air Force. Now Obviously there is a lot of uncertainty with active duty, I know I’m active duty, however I don’t have to worry about having to get another job
  4. Thanks for the reply! I have thought about the gaurd and reserve. However, my family and I don’t really like the uncertainty that the gaurd/reserve can bring. I like the all or nothing aspect that active duty gives. Plus I’m a F-15 crew chief by trade, so with that being said I want to fly fighters. I want to have a fair shot of flying fighters through my preformace at flight school; not by if a unit likes me or not.
  5. Hey guys, I'm currently enlisted AF. I'm finishing up my bachelors now. My question is, is it even worth it becoming a AF pilot or should I go another branch? With everything posted on this thread it seems as if going active duty AF pilot is not the way to go. I know there's Guard/Reserves, but i want to stay active duty. I am very interested in Naval Aviation, I'm open to both Navy and Marines. I have a wife and a kid, and my contract is up in February 2020 and I'm only 23; so i have a lot of big decisions to make. I really want to continue to serve especially as a Military pilot, but it seem
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