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13 minutes ago, OptFire said:

Turns out none of that mattered, I was selected by AFRC to go to UPT from this month's board. Go figure! I was told extra slots opened up from what they originally predicted. 

Timeline

Hired: Oct 2019

MEPS: January 2020

FC1: June 2020

AFRC Board: Jan 2021

OTS/UPT: Maybe Jan 2022? 

 

If you don’t mind me asking what was your PCSM score? I’m waiting to hear on this board. Also Congrats!!

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Dates just dropped for FY20.... I can finally complete my timeline. Army rotor guy to ANG tankers 15 June 2018: Interview 28 Jun 2018:  Hired 13 Aug 2018:  Flight Physical Comple

Interviewed/Hired: Oct 2016 FC1: Feb 17 FC1 Approved: April 2017 (1 Waiver) Package HQ: April 2017/Approved mid April Package to NGB: Mid April 2017/Approved May 2017

Guard-Prior Interview-Sep16 Selected-Oct16 FC1-Jan17 FC1 Approved-Feb17 NGB Approval and Training Dates-May 17 TFOT-July17 IFS-Sep17 UPT

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1 minute ago, shimmysham said:

If you don’t mind me asking what was your PCSM score? I’m waiting to hear as well

Currently 74! I ended up retaking the TBAS earlier this month lmao, but my score hasn't updated yet. 

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3 minutes ago, OptFire said:

Currently 74! I ended up retaking the TBAS earlier this month lmao, but my score hasn't updated yet. 

Hoping I made it with an 87 then, fingers crossed. Did your unit call you or did you see it on the SharePoint site?

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10 minutes ago, shimmysham said:

Hoping I made it with an 87 then, fingers crossed. Did your unit call you or did you see it on the SharePoint site?

My unit called. I don't know about a sharepoint site? Good luck!!!!

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40 minutes ago, OptFire said:

Turns out none of that mattered, I was selected by AFRC to go to UPT from this month's board. Go figure! I was told extra slots opened up from what they originally predicted. 

Timeline

Hired: Oct 2019

MEPS: January 2020

FC1: June 2020

AFRC Board: Jan 2021

OTS/UPT: Maybe Jan 2022? 

 

Congrats, great news!!!!

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3 hours ago, OptFire said:

Turns out none of that mattered, I was selected by AFRC to go to UPT from this month's board. Go figure! I was told extra slots opened up from what they originally predicted. 

Timeline

Hired: Oct 2019

MEPS: January 2020

FC1: June 2020

AFRC Board: Jan 2021

OTS/UPT: Maybe Jan 2022? 

 

How many overall selects did they end up having at this board?

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Hi all- the recruiter handling my enlistment passed some timeline info along and I wanted to see if that checked with others in similar situations. I finished MEPs in December and my unit's medical group now has my MEPs packet. Recruiter said the packet has to go through SAS (?), then through the wing, and then up to the ATAG and then the NGB prior to enlisting/ getting FC1 dates. Any rough estimates on how long that should take? Mucho comprendo that the whole process is lengthy, delayed, and frustratingly long: just want an idea how how long is acceptable before knocking on doors to keep things moving. Cheers

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6 hours ago, buscruncher22 said:

Hi all- the recruiter handling my enlistment passed some timeline info along and I wanted to see if that checked with others in similar situations. I finished MEPs in December and my unit's medical group now has my MEPs packet. Recruiter said the packet has to go through SAS (?), then through the wing, and then up to the ATAG and then the NGB prior to enlisting/ getting FC1 dates. Any rough estimates on how long that should take? Mucho comprendo that the whole process is lengthy, delayed, and frustratingly long: just want an idea how how long is acceptable before knocking on doors to keep things moving. Cheers

Do you love hearing the statement "it all depends". If your recruiter has all the proper paperwork settled when it hits Joint Force HQ of your state, it will get get checked over for accuracy there, any missing items will be figured out there. NGB gets 7 slots for FC1/2/3 at Wright Patterson per week.

Once it hits NGB, it could be quick or slow depending on what state your from as there is an analyst assigned for certain regions, so all depends on how busy they already are.

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On 1/31/2021 at 8:48 PM, RPApilotSelectMSgt said:

Do you love hearing the statement "it all depends". If your recruiter has all the proper paperwork settled when it hits Joint Force HQ of your state, it will get get checked over for accuracy there, any missing items will be figured out there. NGB gets 7 slots for FC1/2/3 at Wright Patterson per week.

Once it hits NGB, it could be quick or slow depending on what state your from as there is an analyst assigned for certain regions, so all depends on how busy they already are.

I appreciate it! 

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Just putting my timeline in for reference to the Guard process...

AFOQT: Sep 2017

 Pilot: 92

PCSM: 77 (41 flight hours) 

Hired: Nov 2018

MEPS: Apr 2019

Enlistment: Jul 2019

FC1: Oct 2019

OTS: Aug 2020

SERE: Mar 2021

UPT: May 2021

In regards to current COVID ops, they have been postponing some guard UPT slots that were already assigned. At my unit, there were 3 of us going through the process together and the other 2 got postponed until potentially spring 2022. 

Keep checking on your packet and your next training orders throughout the entire process. 

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3 hours ago, glockenspiel said:

 

Update on the ol' timeline for guard fighter squadron:

Hired: AUG 2020

MEPS: FEB 2020

ENLISTMENT: ?

FC1: ?

OTS: ? 

UPT: ? 

Hope I'm not in an old folks home by the time I get to UPT. Hurry up and wait I guess.

Just an fyi to hopefully help speed things along, you're recruiter is most certainly able to send up your package to NGB to get OTS dates, without your FC1 being done or approved. You'll have to send the FC1 up after its approved, but if they say they need the FC1 to get your officer selection package up and approved, that's not true. Trust me. 

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41 minutes ago, ryleypav said:

Just an fyi to hopefully help speed things along, you're recruiter is most certainly able to send up your package to NGB to get OTS dates, without your FC1 being done or approved. You'll have to send the FC1 up after its approved, but if they say they need the FC1 to get your officer selection package up and approved, that's not true. Trust me. 

Gotcha. Yes any advice that has helped other dudes get through and/or speed up the process is very welcome here. Thanks pav!

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4 hours ago, ryleypav said:

Just an fyi to hopefully help speed things along, you're recruiter is most certainly able to send up your package to NGB to get OTS dates, without your FC1 being done or approved. You'll have to send the FC1 up after its approved, but if they say they need the FC1 to get your officer selection package up and approved, that's not true. Trust me. 

Good stuff. You got any tricks/tips for the Reserves route?

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Finally was fortunate enough to get picked up off the street for a fighter unit in the fall, starting my own timeline:

Hired: Aug 2020

MEPS: Dec 2020 (initial processing was delayed due to miscommunication on COVID protocols, had to go back for a vision consult in Jan 2021 which required a waiver)

Enlistment: Feb 2021

FC1: ?

OTS: ?

UPT:? 

Good luck to everyone out there, COVID certainly isn't making anything easier. 

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On 2/19/2021 at 3:36 PM, Burger said:

Good stuff. You got any tricks/tips for the Reserves route?

Nope, I only know (and barely) the mystic ways of the guard. Sorry!

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On 2/19/2021 at 12:45 PM, Desk Jobs Suck said:

Has anyone found any other avenue on communicating where your package is in this process besides your recruiter? 

You're recruiter is typically the go to for this, but you can check with pilots in your squadron to see if they know anyone who can get answers. The AF is small enough that someone usually knows someone. 

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On 2/19/2021 at 6:20 PM, RocketDriver said:

Finally was fortunate enough to get picked up off the street for a fighter unit in the fall, starting my own timeline:

Hired: Aug 2020

MEPS: Dec 2020 (initial processing was delayed due to miscommunication on COVID protocols, had to go back for a vision consult in Jan 2021 which required a waiver)

Enlistment: Feb 2021

FC1: ?

OTS: ?

UPT:? 

Good luck to everyone out there, COVID certainly isn't making anything easier. 

Ask you're recruiter to get the officer selection package going as soon as you can lol. See about about not needing the FC1 done yet. Hopefully it'll get you some OTS days faster. Congrats!

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For the reserve peeps, or anyone with the knowledge, what steps are taken after your FC1 gets stamped, all the way to OTS? I do know something about a reserve board you must apply too, but I'm wondering what paperwork/timeline looks like

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14 hours ago, Yeeyee said:

For the reserve peeps, or anyone with the knowledge, what steps are taken after your FC1 gets stamped, all the way to OTS? I do know something about a reserve board you must apply too, but I'm wondering what paperwork/timeline looks like

Going off of memory from 2.5 years ago, but:

-Reserve Board (been very tough this year, it seems, so expect delays)

-Swear in (this is your military career “start date,” even if you don’t begin getting paid/drilling until later)

-Gained by 340 FTG (you should not be gained by, or drilling with, your sponsoring unit as a Reservist, which is different than Guard)

-Get your paperwork squared with them. They’ll get you signed up with the OTS people and the OTS folks will email you CBTs (computer based training) to do before OTS. 

-About 2-4 weeks before your OTS dates, they will fly you to Randolph for a week of Inprocessing to get you spun up for OTS (signed up for things, Mil email, CAC, etc). This is when you’ll get your OTS/SERE/UPT dates and training base. You’ll be paid for the week and they’ll pay for you to fly down. It’s in civvy clothes for non prior service; priors will wear uniforms and chaperone non-priors.

-OTS start and pipeline begin. OTS is always first, but SERE could be before or after UPT, depending on scheduling. They probably won’t give PIQ dates at this time, due to always changing UPT schedules. You’ll be on orders/getting paid solidly with no breaks in orders or pay for 2+ years from that point.

Think that’s what the order was, IIRC. YMMV. 

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