MIL Thinking about joining the AF

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  1. JoeMayo

    JoeMayo New Member

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    I'm at 22 and kindof stuck on what I wanna do. Lately I've been really considering Loadmaster for the AF. Anyone on this board a loadmaster or just in airforce that could help me out.
     
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    C5Load was a loadmaster. Its a good career to get in.
     
  3. JoeMayo

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    I don't have any college but I hear with college you get higher rank when you go in? any word on this
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    You can be an officer if you go in with a degree but Loadmaster is a enlisted field. I *think* that as a loadmaster you are promoted to E-3 after load school, which is a bonus in itself.
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Great job if you are looking to travel, love hard work, and are a social person.
     
  6. JoeMayo

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    Yeah I love the fact of traveling to other countries. I'd probably never go outside the US if I didn't plan on joining. So don't go to college before?
     
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    do you have a girlfriend or wife or something like that? if so loadmaster is really not for you...
     
  8. JoeMayo

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    No I'm single no kids
     
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    I looked into the Air Guard during a break in service, but couldn't pass the flight physical due to my hearing loss. I wanted to do Air Traffic Control or Loadmaster. I probably would have gone back to active duty too.
     
  10. JoeMayo

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    What's all on a flight physical? I'm 6'2 195lbs and have no problem lifting 80-100lbs. 20/20 Vision. I'm sure my hearing is good enough.
     
  11. Jbrown

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    Loadmaster was my original pick... Wish i had stuckwith it.. But now I am a 2E2X1 (network infrastructure systems) and It's a good job,:hsd:
     
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    Thanks for the link. I've already red that.
    Right now I own a 03 Cobra and been thinking about selling it before I join. Would it be a good idea to have the cash laying around for it since it's already paid off from selling it?
     
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    I'd keep it :dunno:
     
  15. JoeMayo

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    For basics would it just sit at my house? wondering when I'd be able to drive it ha
     
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    Jbrown OT Supporter

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    You could have it at Tech school, but not at basic.
     
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    But I'm pretty sure Load master tech school is at like 3 bases, so you'd prolly have to wait until after tech school.
     
  18. flipflop

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    thats if you sign for 6 years otherwise you start out Airman Basic
     
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    i hang with 2 loadmasters they absolutly love their job. I get to travel europe but they go EVERYWHERE.. Its good for a single person that wants to see the world. If you want loadmaster go into basic with that fersure job dont go in open general becasue you wont get it. I joined for 4 years instead of 6 its the best advice i can give you...granted you dont make rank faster BUT its two years less if you dont like it... best decision i made and worst for all my whiny co-workers...af isnt for everyone. But yes loadmaster is the shit meet ton new people learn an actual trade you can use in the real world lots of traveling. good luck
     
  20. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    IF you already have a few college credits, such as your Associates, you may qualify for higher rank up to E3 upon enlistment.

    But I wouldn't go to college just to boost your rank for a few months.
     
  21. NisAznMonk

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    You need 45 college credit hours to get E-3 prior to the start of AF basic training. Any less than that gets you E-2.
     
  22. JoeMayo

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    Is the AF still doing guaranteed jobs? I'm just worried I go to sign and the recruiter tells me they don't do that anymore..
     
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    There will always be guaranteed jobs. Some people just want to ship out ASAP so they don't care what they get. Also a guaranteed job doesn't mean it is going to be a job you will like.
     
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    I'm pretty stuck on loadmaster.. If I have to sit and wait a few months to a year so be it..Right now all I'm doing is saving up.
     
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    Good for you. The first step is to go talk to your local recruiter.
     

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