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User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

I don't really spend much time on the military part of a.net, but i was just wondering who here is active duty right now, and where you're stationed and what duty/rank you have.
I'm currently a cadet at USAFA.. hoping to make it through and not sure yet whether I want to fly fighters or larger a/c....

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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

I'm one of 'em...for now. Been a captain for almost three years. ROTC commission. Air traffic control (Airfield Ops - 13Mx) career field.

That's about as many details as I give here on this forum.

By the way, how's the new commandant working out? I worked for him nearly two years. He's about as good as they come!


User currently offlineB747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

I am a SSgt at Pope AFB, NC. I work the en-route maintenance, so that is C-5's, C-17's, C-141's, and C-130's.

Jcxp15- I would fly the cargo planes if I were you!

Just my opinion of course,

B747



At Pope, where not happy, until you're not happy!
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

I am a fairly new Captain on Active duty, at Tinker AFB. I am an Rated Air Weapons Officer on AWACS. I went through ROTC and commisioned in 1999, though I have been up to the University of the Air Force- in 1999 for an OAF program.

There are allot of active guys on the forum, just read through the old posts and you can get good views of flying and military issues.

welcome! and good luck!

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

I'm not 'owned' by active duty per se, but I've been 'mobilized to active duty' for an extended period of time. Commissioned through OTS in '01, flying big airplanes (some of the fighter guys refer to them as 'targets') on the west coast for AFRC/AMC. A few of my active duty buddies in UPT changed their minds during the first couple of months flying tweets. Some people showed up dead set on T-38s and fighters and had a change of heart after a few months of yanking and banking the tweet around the sky. I would also recommend that you consider the lifestyles: amount of time deployed/gone, mission, base locations, etc. Be sure and poll your faculty and ask some of those type of questions about their experiences at prior aircrew assignments. Good luck!

Lt-AWACS, congratulations on yr promotion, thinking of becoming Capt-AWACS??

PW4084


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Thanks (4 years no felonies), I thought of changing but I've been Lt-AWACS so long, everyone knows me as that. I changed on some other forums, but figured I'd stay with it for here for now.

If you want to get lots of hours come fly the E-3, we've been deployed constantly since 1977 through June of 2003, the longest of any AF wing  Smile Of course now that we are all home for the first time ever who knows what we will do. 12 years of ONW and OSW planning down the tube LOL.

Remember the war doesn't start till the fat boys fly  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate



User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Hamfist:

Gen. Rosa seems like a really good guy, with really good intentions for the Academy. We've had a lot of changes here, making the Academy more like the real Air Force in terms of professionalism, training etc... I guess we'll see how things go.


User currently offlineAAmericanguy From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Jcxp15, I got a question for you. My cousin has been looking at the Academy but has anything but stellar grades (he's maintained a C average). He swears he'll bring his average up to B, etc., etc. The only community service he's got is CAP. What are his chances of acceptance? (I've already suggested ROTC to no avail.) Thanks for your help!

User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

now i am not military. from what i know, companies like netjets will give you a BBJ when you apply to them with like 10000 hours of C-5 time. go for the bigger shit, more respect i've heard.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

AAmericanguy:

There's a lot of factors that determine admissions here. Grades and extra-curricular activities play a huge role though. Now I can't say for sure what chances he would have, as there are so many variables, but I would definately recommend he get that C average up to somewhere around a B+, try for over 1260 on the SAT's, and definately get involved in some type of sport or something. I know my class' average GPA is like a 3.9 (although I had a 3.65) and average SAT is like 1350 (although I had a 1300).. I was really involved in extra-curricular stuff (i.e. captain track team, clubs, community service etc...).
That being said, there are still quite a few people here that didn't have the best grades or SAT scores.. nonetheless, they are still here and as long as they make it to graduation, SAT's, GPA's don't mean anything. If you have any further questions or anything, feel free to drop me a line.


User currently offlineAAmericanguy From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Jcxp15, I appreciate your response, I will pass on the info.......

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Jcxp15,

Rosa? I said "commandant". That would be the 1-star, right?


User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Hamfist:

Sorry, I misread it.. thought you were talking about the Sup since he's new and all...

In any case, Gen. Weida seems like a really great guy too....


User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

USAF Master Sergeant, 20+ years and counting.

User currently offlineC17loadmstr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

SSgt C-17 Loadmaster for 3 years...weather geek before that. Enjoy the rest of your time at the zoo. I've heard some interesting stories about that place.

Load Clear


User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

TSgt 1C072 (Flight Records/Aviation Resource Management)
at Charleston AFB. Previous assignments:
57th Fighter Interceptor Sq/Keflavik 1988-89
1401st MAS/458AS Scott AFB IL 1990-1994
57th FS/Keflavik 1994-1995
437OSS/OSM (Flight Records) 1995-1996
437OSS/OSO (Current Ops) 1996-2003
437OSS/OSM (Flight Records) 2003 -


User currently offlineBAe146 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 161 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

LCpl in the Marine Corps. I am an Intermediate level Avionics Technician at MCAS Yuma, AZ. Most of the gear I fix is from our four AV-8B+ Harrier Squadrons. I am also recently became a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

were you at Al Jaber or Ali al salem???

I worked with Harriers from there during OIF

Just curious

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineBAe146 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 161 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

I was supporting our Harriers from VMA-211 "Wake Island Avengers", and VMA-311 "Tomcats" from the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) floating around in the gulf for what seemed like a very long time.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

oh they were on the ATO also  Smile good job!

No fun stops in Bahrain or anything? We had a fair amount of Marines at Prince Sultan with the EA-6s. Wolf Blitzer even interviewsd some LOL


Good luck.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Active Duty: United States Navy
F110 Jet engine mech - intermediate level F-14B/D Tomcats @ NAS Oceana, VA.
rank: E-4
I've only been in for 14 months, been out to sea, bust my ass, EP evals, volunteer work, college education, and candidate for OCS in a few years.
Awards: 2 PIMs, LOA, NAM, NDR ribbons/metals.

Kevin

[Edited 2003-08-23 22:44:31]


SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

LTJG-USN

Currently in Navy Advanced Strike Training at NAS Meridian flying the T-45C Goshawk. Haven't seen much of the "real" Navy yet, but if you want to do something new and exciting everyday, go fighters. I'd imagine that flying heavies could get pretty boring after awhile. There is no other feeling like flying 450mph over the ground at 500ft and doing a practice target attack on an interstate rest-stop! Its a lot of work though and its not for everyone. Get as much information as you can and make your own decision. Good Luck.


User currently offlineAirforce1995 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

SSgt USAF Sheet metal

Beat to fit; Paint to match


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Ftrguy,

MISSION OBJECTIVE: PROTECT THE GOOD GUYS, KILL THE BAD GUYS, WIN THE WAR AND KISS THE GIRLS.

Fighter pilot's motto, eh? Read it in Naval Aviators Magazine.

v/r,

Kevin




SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

KC-10 Flight Engineer, Prior C-141 FE and Crew chief.
10yrs and counting.......

ChD



"Never trust a clean Crew Chief"
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