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Posted: 8/9/2006 1:57:39 PM EDT
Swore in to the USAF today at St. Louis MEPS. Passed the ASVAB and my physical with flying colors. I am qualified for just about every job. My AFSC choices are in this order: Fire Protection, Security Forces, EOD, Loadmaster, Flight Engineer, Aeromedical Evacuation, and Air Traffic Control. Projected ship date is sometime in November. Thanks for listening. It's been a long day.

Alex
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 2:00:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 2:06:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2006 2:07:22 PM EDT by CWO]
Thank you for serving our nation!
Link Posted: 8/9/2006 4:18:17 PM EDT
Wookie thank you for your service, and be very proud of who you are! A cut above, and a bright future.
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 4:24:01 PM EDT
Proud to serve. I am very excited. Will keep updated once I get a ship date and an AFSC
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 4:28:01 PM EDT
You'll be sorrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy­yyyyyyyyyyyy!

Get use to that taunt. All new recruits are told that by older recruits. Thank you for serving.
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 6:59:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:45:09 PM EDT
Shoulda went Army - Aviation....


Definitely go with Loadmaster. They fly alllllllllllllllllllll the time and there are some hella cute girls.
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:46:47 PM EDT
November is going to be a good time of year to be taking basic training in San Antonio. You lucked out.
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:47:27 PM EDT
Thanks and stay safe
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:53:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2006 8:53:44 PM EDT by Mr45auto]
19 years and a couple days ago I shipped off to bmt at Lackland. Spend 4 yrs as an SP in law enforcement. If I were doing it over...... EOD!!! Get paid to blow things up, AND there's definitely a future in it with the antiterrorism shit going on. Try not to lose any fingers ( or other body parts ) tho


Thanks for serving and do us all proud!
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:56:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2006 8:56:58 PM EDT by cbburke]
Congrates and Thanks for serving,

I would have applied to get into any of the special force, but I cant do it since I cant hear due to my disablity ( deafness )

Link Posted: 8/10/2006 8:58:50 PM EDT
Aeromedical evacuation, like a helicopter paramedic? Thats a very well paying job in the civilian sector.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 9:13:55 PM EDT
Congratulations!

I entered Lackland on 14 November...a while ago.

Your entry date depends on the job. If you have wiggle room, I might suggest trying to change your entry date. You'll end up spending christmas at Lackland - I did, and I don't highly recommend it, although it's certainly an experience.


Ever think about taking the DLAB?
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 10:30:06 PM EDT
I'm not familiar with the DLAB?
Link Posted: 8/10/2006 10:47:52 PM EDT
Your recruiter is. Mention it, his/her eyes may light up.

Defense
Language
Aptitude
Ba­ttery.

Test to see if you qualify for linguist training.

You seem to have some excellent choices lined up. How familliar are you with what security forces actually do?
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 7:32:09 AM EDT
Yes my recruiter has mentioned the linguist jobs and the signing bonus associated with such jobs. I'm just not interested in that. I am somewhat familiar with Security Forces and what they do but if you have experience feel free to IM me or reply in this thread because I'd like to hear what you have to say.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 7:44:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wookie1562:
Yes my recruiter has mentioned the linguist jobs and the signing bonus associated with such jobs. I'm just not interested in that. I am somewhat familiar with Security Forces and what they do but if you have experience feel free to IM me or reply in this thread because I'd like to hear what you have to say.


Linguist jobs usually come with TS/SCI clearances. If you score well and get Arabic or Farsi, you can make obscene $$$$ with government contractors when you get out. You also get a nice long AIT at Monterey and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 8:36:20 AM EDT
Command and Control is also a good choice. AFSC 1C3x1. Good initial bonus and re-enlistment bonus. Plus, I got to go on some REALLY good TDYs.
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 8:44:03 AM EDT
What kind of duties does command and control include?
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 10:02:33 AM EDT
Congrats !!! Nice to know people are still willing to freely go and serve our nation.
Best of luck !
Link Posted: 8/11/2006 11:14:15 AM EDT
Thanks for your service , learn your job well. And take a kick ass fight to our enemies. You are our future , god bless.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:04:32 AM EDT
Confirmed ship date: November 1st. I will meet with a job counselor at basic training and should know what my job is by the 1st week of December (week 5 of basic training) I'm very excited to go. Not so excited to quit smoking and get my ass back in shape but it comes with the job. Thank you all.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:07:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:10:00 AM EDT
Is it too soon to start cracking Chair Force jokes?

Best of luck and thank you, anyway.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:11:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2006 10:13:35 AM EDT by doorgunner84]
Dude,

Take an Ops job. I was a 2W1 (bomb loader) for four years in the active duty. Then got out, because I couldn't stand active duty, and joined the Alaska Air Guard to become a (1A7) Gunner on Helicopters. From and old maintenance dude, TAKE A FLYING JOB!!!!! I can't stress this enough. Out of the jobs you listed my picks would be EOD, Loadmaster, Flight Engineer. If I couldn't be a Gunner, I'd want to be EOD.

~Dg84

ETA: DO NOT GO SECURITY FORCES!
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:20:24 AM EDT
Congadulations and thanks for your service.
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:30:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
If you score well and get Arabic or Farsi, you can make obscene $$$$ with government contractors when you get out.

Does "Dirka dirka mohammed jihad" count?
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:31:08 AM EDT
no pilot?
Link Posted: 8/25/2006 10:35:54 AM EDT
Sounds like you will be SF, unless you got a written guarantee of an AFSC.
AFSC's My 2 cents...

Fire fighting= Boring as hell. A plus though is you will become an expert ping-pong player and a master of Spades.
SF= More exciting now that a war is going on but still a mundane AFSC .
EOD= Cool AFSC but very high washout rate and you could find yourself typing Sqdn. memo's as a 702 for 4 years as an orderly room bitch if you wash.

FE= Cool AFSC and you get to wear AC Jammies but can be hell on marriages...
AE= OK But you have to hang out at the clinic. A plus though is lots of hot & horny chicks at tech school itching after the 7 week dry spell !

ATC= Good post mil job opportunities but still it's a real stressfull AFSC with alot of burnout...
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