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I Wanna Join Hurricane Hunters  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Ok, So as I'm sitting here, I've been contemplating on my history of failed jobs (that I never really liked), bad relationships, and wondering where my life is going to end up. So I've been thinking that I want to join the air force, and become a Hurricane Hunter. If that job wasn't available, I would want to go into Aviation Maintenance and work on military aircraft. Can any Air Forcers shed some light. All Military correspondence is welcome, but I don't feel like hearing Army's better, Navy's better, or Marines are better. I've set my sights on Hurricane Hunter, and the air. I know the Army is primarily land based operations, Navy is primarily underwater or aquatic operations, and the Marines...Well, I really don't know what they do. Anyway, so can anybody help me out here...

1. What do I have to do as far as signing up?
2. What tests do I need to take
3. I know boot camp is going to be tough shit, but can anybody provide insight as to what to expect?
4. Any other general information is welcome.

J. Griffin

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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2922 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Thread starter):

1. What do I have to do as far as signing up?

Meet all the requirements the military branch requires.

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Thread starter):
2. What tests do I need to take

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
It ill give an idea what you qualify for in the military
You must also meet the minimum AFQT score

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Thread starter):
3. I know boot camp is going to be tough shit, but can anybody provide insight as to what to expect?

Physical Training, be in the best shape you can.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

The Hurricane Hunters are not Active Duty, they are Reserves (53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler AFB). I had my Tech School at Keesler, but it was in the winter, so no Hurricane Hunter activity to really speak off.


Buy an ASVAB Study Book. The higher you score on that test, the better off you will be when it comes to being able to pick your job. I actually scored pretty high and had the Air Force throwing jobs at me. I took weather which was why I joined anyway.

Basic Training. Its as much mental as it is pysical. Get yourself in shape physically and your time in BC will do the rest there. However prepare your mind as well. A lot of guys broke down in my Flight. While the Air Force doesn't have the rifle/bayonet training like say the Corp does, its still tough and can break down the strongest person.

Oh, as far as signing up, go see a recruiter or call one. That will be the only thing you need to do to sign up. The recruiter will take care of the rest.

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

I'm not a military expert, for sure, but I would imagine you'd need a really strong stomach to go up as a Hurricane Hunter.

'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
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