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05-19-2011 10:55 AM
DarkSpork
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Yeah, but when the Joint chiefs get together and determine that the 30 year old targeting technology doesnt need support anymore, you must change your AFSC to re-enlist. The only option they gave me was Security Forces. So, i took my DD 214 and said goodbye.
Being Security Forces, I can honestly say I would have done the same thing. But it still remains that you could have re-enlisted if walking/driving/sitting around while wearing ballistic gear and carrying firearms every work day until you make E-7 were appealing to you.

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Thanks for the advice. Im thinking about doing honor gaurd on my base too. Good idea? my recruiter said it was a good idea.
If you enjoy drill it's a great bullet. A guy I worked with had honor guard (along with many other bullets) and it helped him get Airman of the year for the base which in turn helped him get Below-The-Zone for SrA (he put it on 6 months earlier). At my base they used to have special dorms just for people who do honor guard (this is only relevant if you don't have any dependents); real nice rooms, you get your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. See how you feel about doing drill after BMT and make a decision once you're settled in at your duty station. I personally have always been terrible at drill so it's not something I've considered doing with my off time.
05-19-2011 10:12 AM
afgray327
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Stay out of trouble. If you do your best and stay out of trouble you shouldn't be forced out. The military isn't hard, a lot of people just lack the maturity and motivation for it.
Yeah, but when the Joint chiefs get together and determine that the 30 year old targeting technology doesnt need support anymore, you must change your AFSC to re-enlist. The only option they gave me was Security Forces. So, i took my DD 214 and said goodbye.
05-19-2011 09:22 AM
NotAnSES Thanks for the advice. Im thinking about doing honor gaurd on my base too. Good idea? my recruiter said it was a good idea.
05-18-2011 06:47 AM
DarkSpork
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My brother just got done with his tour with the Army, and his contract is up in a few months, they told him he cannot re-enlist. That worries me too.
Stay out of trouble. Also, just like any civilian job, try to be the best at it. This will make your EPRs better, along with volunteer work. Make sure when you have the opportunity to take college classes (self-improvement bullet for your EPR). Taking college classes not only helps you develop yourself professionally in the military, but helps if you get out. If you do your best and stay out of trouble you shouldn't be forced out. The military isn't hard, a lot of people just lack the maturity and motivation for it.
05-17-2011 09:30 AM
NotAnSES
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Yes, goinloco, good point, but 5 years ago i was told i couldnt re-enlist because of what they called force shaping. where they were cutting 20,000 enlisted and officer positions because the AF was too big. I agree with DarkSPork, teh chances of being called back are next to nothing
My brother just got done with his tour with the Army, and his contract is up in a few months, they told him he cannot re-enlist. That worries me too.
05-15-2011 04:17 PM
5characters How long have you been a Chaplin's aast?
05-14-2011 10:42 PM
JustHereFTM Dont ever crosstrain to become a chaplain assistant. its an awful job. trust me.
05-14-2011 06:50 AM
5characters I had a friend get out two and a half years ago with a 4 year and haven't been called for anything.
05-14-2011 06:15 AM
afgray327
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one thing I see that all the people saying do 4 years are neglecting to mention...It's an 8 year obligatio. You get out after 4, your IRR and you can still be called up if your specialty is needed or they need to build manpower.
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He's joining the Air Force. I don't know anybody that has been called back for reserves after getting out. If it does happen in the Air Force it's not very often. But that's a good point nonetheless.
Yes, goinloco, good point, but 5 years ago i was told i couldnt re-enlist because of what they called force shaping. where they were cutting 20,000 enlisted and officer positions because the AF was too big. I agree with DarkSPork, teh chances of being called back are next to nothing
05-14-2011 05:45 AM
DarkSpork
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one thing I see that all the people saying do 4 years are neglecting to mention...It's an 8 year obligatio. You get out after 4, your IRR and you can still be called up if your specialty is needed or they need to build manpower.
He's joining the Air Force. I don't know anybody that has been called back for reserves after getting out. If it does happen in the Air Force it's not very often. But that's a good point nonetheless.
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