MIL So I'm really considering the reserves

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  1. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Mostly looking into the Air Force but I'm not dead set on them specifically. I'd rather go Reserves right now since I just graduated a trade school and got a job that I love. I work at a dealership now but not sure if I want to do mechanic stuff in the reserves. The nearest base to me has Loadmaster, EOD, Flight Engineer, In Flight refueling, and Civil Engineer among more but those seem the most appealing to me. I'm good with mechanical issues/electrical but not set on it. I've read on here Loadmaster is the way to go but I'm not sure the length I'll be gone for training and with my job how all that works? Any help guys? :x:
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    I would personally wait at least a year. It'll give you some face time with the people at your new job.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    Loadmasters have a pretty sweet gig, at least the ones here at charleston do.
     
  4. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Thanks for the advice, you three.
     
  5. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Loadmaster. Do eet.
     
  6. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Any more details on why?
     
  7. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You go with the aircraft. You handle all cargo. You must know your aircraft and how different loads affect the aircraft. Once cargo is done, you are done. You can see the world. C5load was a loadmaster and has not been on OT since March... where is that whore at?
     
  8. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    I do want to travel and see the world but how would you do that in the reserves?
     
  9. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Unknown. Maybe deploy?
     
  10. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    Edit: The information I supplied below is only accurate for the Army Reserve. Air Force Reserve may do things very differently.

    In the Reserves, when you get called up to active duty, you may do a stateside mobilization or you may be called overseas to Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, or Afghanistan. There are a few positions available in Germany but those are usually for full-time active duty soldiers as well as higher Army Reserve leadership (Captain and above). You may also be able to volunteer for assignments worldwide, I think, but I am not 100% sure. For volunteering for overseas deployments as a reservist, I would talk to an Army Reserve Recruiter as well as with your chain of command when you get assigned to your unit.
     
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  11. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Fuck, I'm saying if you don't deploy wtf do I do during that weekend a month?
     
  12. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Thank you for actual help.
     
  13. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    The idea of just the one weekend a month and two weeks a year, and no deployments is gone. The reserves and the guard deploy in rotation now.
     
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    Wait to be dismissed.
     
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    SofaKingKong New Member

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    Depending on the AFSC. I am a 2E071 and can not buy a deployment.
     
  16. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Hmm. If I went to basic do you go to the next schools quickly since it's reserves or as a when it's open type basis?
     
  17. CappyStyles

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    From what I remember (Army) our reserve and NG guys do it all in one shot just like AD. They just shipped back home to go drill upon graduation while we went on to normal units.
     
  18. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    AF same way. No distinction between AD and AR or AG until grad of tech school.
     
  19. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    In the Army Reserve, the moment you sign the contract your Reserve Service begins. That means you have to attend drill every month with your unit until it comes time to attend Basic Combat Training (BCT) and then Advanced Individualized Training (AIT). Basic Training is your 9 week boot camp and AIT is your job school. After you graduate AIT, you go back home and continue attending drills. Whether you are Reserve, Guard, or Active Duty, BCT and AIT are always done consecutively.
     
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    In the CA ANG, alot of people graduate Basic then come home for a while and then leave for tech school. They do have to attend drills between basic and tech school.
     
  21. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Anyone know anything regarding the space programs?
     
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    All I know about is Head Space and Time :hsugh:
     
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    Im pretty sure you cant be a FE.

    And you TRAIN on the weekends . For your 2 weeks you MIGHT go overseas and augment AD units.

    Where do you live?
     
  24. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    Ga and why no FE for home?
     
  25. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    wat?
    This isn't the main :o
     

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