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post #1 of 19 Old 08-27-2003, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Air Force

With the way the job market is going(nowhere), I've sorta been tossing the idea of the AF around. I already have a college degree, am in the tech field and could nearly double my current salary in my first year.

Can anybody give any suggestions, advice, input?
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Re: Air Force

Your contract is on the way. Don't read it just sign and return.

I'm an AF recruiter. PM me if you need any info.

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Re: Air Force

Overall it is the best service.

You should definitely go in as an officer.

There's a world of job options in it.

Don't, under any circumstances, trust the recruiter or the MEPS posse.




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Re: Air Force

Definately the best service as to how well you're treated, they advance a lot more slowly in the enlisted ranks though, go officer if you can
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2OHOH2954 : Don't, under any circumstances, trust the recruiter or the MEPS posse.
Ouch. The recruiting horror stories I have seen have mostly involved Marine and Army recruiters. I'm not implying anything negative about the branch, just the recruiters.

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Skully : Quote (2OHOH2954 @ Aug. 27 2003, 9:56pm)Don't, under any circumstances, trust the recruiter or the MEPS posse.
Ouch. * *The recruiting horror stories I have seen have mostly involved Marine and Army recruiters. *I'm not implying anything negative about the branch, just the recruiters.
Depends on the recruiter, I've heard horror stories of ridiculous lies from every branch. *My recruiter was very honest

....if it sounds too good to be true, they're a liar BTW



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Re: Air Force

I've often thought that if I had it to do over again, I would have stayed in/retired from the military. Early retirement, great medical benefits afterward, etc., etc. But I was a rebellious kid from the late '60's, and it's a miracle that I made it through my 2 years of active duty without serving time in a brig (came damn close) I say think it over carefully, don't rush your decision, and do what your heart tells you. You have plenty of time, you young punk you!
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Bacchus : I've often thought that if I had it to do over again, I would have stayed in/retired from the military. *Early retirement, great medical benefits afterward, etc., etc. *But I was a rebellious kid from the late '60's, and it's a miracle that I made it through my 2 years of active duty without serving time in a brig (came damn close) * * I say think it over carefully, don't rush your decision, and do what your heart tells you. *You have plenty of time, you young punk you!
Of course, the longer you wait, the older you are at retirement, I can retire at 37
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True dat!
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Skully : Quote (2OHOH2954 @ Aug. 27 2003, 9:56pm)Don't, under any circumstances, trust the recruiter or the MEPS posse.
Ouch. * *The recruiting horror stories I have seen have mostly involved Marine and Army recruiters. *I'm not implying anything negative about the branch, just the recruiters.
Speak for yourself. Any branch you go into doesn't automatically guarantee you a certain job or position. And always go officer and not enlisted if possible. True I turned down going into the Air Force academy and becoming an officer only to choose going in the Marines as enlisted. My dad was a career officer in the Air Force and at the time, well Bacchus, take it from here.. I had a rebellious side as well and had to be different. Besides, I always wanted to be a fighter pilot, Marine, and a cop. 2 outta 3 ain't too bad.

Go for being an officer and not enlisted if that's for you. It is a better life and leads to better opportunities in the future.

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Re: Air Force

I'm not sure about the other services, but the Naval officers jobs all suck big time, I've turned down 3 recommendations to go officer from the higher ups at work, they had a funny look on their face when I told them their jobs suck
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Skully : Quote (2OHOH2954 @ Aug. 27 2003, 9:56pm)Don't, under any circumstances, trust the recruiter or the MEPS posse.
Ouch. * *The recruiting horror stories I have seen have mostly involved Marine and Army recruiters. *I'm not implying anything negative about the branch, just the recruiters.
There are exceptions (and you may very well be one ), but most recruiters are like slimy car salesmen.
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Re: Air Force

It may open some doors for you down the road in the aviation biz and your timing might be perfect. The industry is in a deep slump right now - right on schedule. In about 4-5 years the big up swing will happen and we'll ride that crest for another decade. Good luck with your decision!

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Re: Air Force

Well I'm with the rest of the crew here... The Air Force is the most tech laden of our armed forces with many career paths to choose from. Officer is the better of the the E vs. O world and if it's something you find you enjoy, you can retire out with a decent benefits at a young age. Regardless, if you find it's not for you, it's not a forever commitment and you would be out in no time with plenty of options in front of you. Keep us posted.

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Re: Air Force

I'm pretty sure you have the greatest chance of flying something cool if you go into the Marine Corps... . 3 or their 4/5 fixed wing aircraft are cool and all of the helicopters look interesting. Besides, you would get to wear the globe and anchor on your shoulder with pride for the rest of your life.

I wanted to be a fighter-pilot for the USMC but I never pulled the string. I got as far as talking with the officer recruiters but I never went through with it. Back then there was a short delay between OCS and Basic-school, followed by a six-month to a year delay between Basic-school and flight-school.
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