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Flying for Navy, Marines or Air Force?

HU16Flier

New Member
Take it from someone who has been in the AF a few more years than you that the transition is not called an "upgrade". You will need to give the AF a pound of flesh before they will even consider letting you separate or do an IST. Your chances of leaving the AF for the Navy prior to finishing your ADSC are very slim - unless the AF does another RIF board (Reduction In Forces).
Thanks for the heads up! Thats what what everybody else seems to call it here (even some of the instructors). I actually find out tomorrow afternooon. I want u-28s followed by slicks and RJs.
 

alaurin

All day, every day!
A perspective on Navy versus Air Force
A friend of mine, a Major in the Air Force sent me the same little letter.
The one question I had upon finishing the letter was, "If the hottest chick in the bar is in Singapore, then as a single, straight female, where should I be looking?"
 

alaurin

All day, every day!
In the Marine Corps.
Ha ha, nice one.

My lab mates were chatting about the government this week-- they told that they believe that the government uses the military to spy on everybody in foreign countries. If that's the case, at least the military is staying busy.
 

alaurin

All day, every day!
Please disregard my comment above. I didn't mean any disrespect towards the military and its servicemembers, I meant it as a ha ha at my lab mates and their illogical and strange beliefs.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Ha ha, nice one.

My lab mates were chatting about the government this week-- they told that they believe that the government uses the military to spy on everybody in foreign countries. If that's the case, at least the military is staying busy.
You should tell them that we know what they are saying, since the government listens in on everyones cell phones. :)
 

alaurin

All day, every day!
You should tell them that we know what they are saying, since the government listens in on everyones cell phones. :)
Then they'll just go on for hours about how horrible the government is and then even less will get done. Maybe I'll just tell it to the one guy who insists the government spies on people to screw with his mind. I might show him this youtube video to further screw with his mind-
 

HU16Flier

New Member
Kinda funny to read this thread and look back... After doing my fair share of deployments I was picked up for UPT. Going from AFSOC back to AETC has been a little bit of a shock though lol
 

Commodore99

New Member
pilot
This letter sorta says it all...

22 December 2005

Young Man,

Congratulations on your selection to both the Naval and Air Force Academies. Your goal of becoming a fighter pilot is impressive and a fine way to serve your country. As you requested, I'd be happy to share some insight into which service would be the best choice. Each service has a distinctly different culture. You need to ask yourself "Which one am I more likely to thrive in?"

USAF Snapshot: The USAF is exceptionally well organized and well run. Their training programs are terrific. All pilots are groomed to meet high standards for knowledge and professionalism. Their aircraft are top-notch and extremely well maintained. Their facilities are excellent. Their enlisted personnel are the brightest and the best trained. The USAF is homogeneous and macro. No matter where you go, you'll know what to expect, what is expected of you, and you'll be given the training & tools you need to meet those expectations. You will never be put in a situation over your head. Over a 20-year career, you will be home for most important family events. Your Mom would want you to be an Air Force pilot...so would your wife. Your Dad would want your sister to marry one.

Navy Snapshot: Aviators are part of the Navy, but so are Black Shoes (surface warfare) and Bubble Heads (submariners). Furthermore, the Navy is split into two distinctly different Fleets (West and East Coast). The Navy is heterogeneous and micro. Your squadron is your home; it may be great, average, or awful. A squadron can go from one extreme to the other before you know it. You will spend months preparing for cruise and months on cruise. The quality of the aircraft varies directly with the availability of parts. Senior Navy enlisted are salt of the earth; you'll be proud if you earn their respect. Junior enlisted vary from terrific to the troubled kid the judge made join the service. You will be given the opportunity to lead these people during your career; you will be humbled and get your hands dirty. The quality of your training will vary and sometimes you will be over your head. You will miss many important family events. There will be long stretches of tedious duty aboard ship. You will fly in very bad weather and/or at night and you will be scared many times. You will fly with legends in the Navy and they will kick your ass until you become a lethal force. And some days - when the scheduling Gods have smiled upon you - your jet will catapult into a glorious morning over a far-away sea and you will be drop-jawed that someone would pay you to do it. The hottest girl in the bar wants to meet the Naval Aviator. That bar is in Singapore.

Bottom line, son, if you gotta ask...pack warm & good luck in Colorado.

Banzai

P.S.: Air Force pilots wear scarves and iron their flight suits.
 

jay_navy

New Member
I have a question for those who has taken the AFOQT. Looking at the online materials, gouges and various flight aptitude study books, it seems like the AFOQT is less difficult than the ASTB especially the math portions. Was this the case when you took the test?

thanks.
 

Superheat7

Member
pilot
This letter sorta says it all...

22 December 2005
Young Man,


Congratulations on your selection to both the Naval and Air Force Academies. Your goal of becoming a fighter pilot is impressive and a fine way to serve your country. As you requested, I'd be happy to share some insight into which service would be the best choice. Each service has a distinctly different culture. You need to ask yourself "Which one am I more likely to thrive in?"

USAF Snapshot: The USAF is exceptionally well organized and well run. Their training programs are terrific. All pilots are groomed to meet high standards for knowledge and professionalism. Their aircraft are top-notch and extremely well maintained. Their facilities are excellent. Their enlisted personnel are the brightest and the best trained. The USAF is homogeneous and macro. No matter where you go, you'll know what to expect, what is expected of you, and you'll be given the training & tools you need to meet those expectations. You will never be put in a situation over your head. Over a 20-year career, you will be home for most important family events. Your Mom would want you to be an Air Force pilot...so would your wife. Your Dad would want your sister to marry one.

Navy Snapshot: Aviators are part of the Navy, but so are Black Shoes (surface warfare) and Bubble Heads (submariners). Furthermore, the Navy is split into two distinctly different Fleets (West and East Coast). The Navy is heterogeneous and micro. Your squadron is your home; it may be great, average, or awful. A squadron can go from one extreme to the other before you know it. You will spend months preparing for cruise and months on cruise. The quality of the aircraft varies directly with the availability of parts. Senior Navy enlisted are salt of the earth; you'll be proud if you earn their respect. Junior enlisted vary from terrific to the troubled kid the judge made join the service. You will be given the opportunity to lead these people during your career; you will be humbled and get your hands dirty. The quality of your training will vary and sometimes you will be over your head. You will miss many important family events. There will be long stretches of tedious duty aboard ship. You will fly in very bad weather and/or at night and you will be scared many times. You will fly with legends in the Navy and they will kick your ass until you become a lethal force. And some days - when the scheduling Gods have smiled upon you - your jet will catapult into a glorious morning over a far-away sea and you will be drop-jawed that someone would pay you to do it. The hottest girl in the bar wants to meet the Naval Aviator. That bar is in Singapore.

Bottom line, son, if you gotta ask...pack warm & good luck in Colorado.

Banzai

P.S.: Air Force pilots wear scarves and iron their flight suits.
Most everything in this post is right on to one extent or the other. That being said, dealing with adversity makes the man and the experience gained doing so can only make you a better pilot and leader. I wouldn't have traded any of the sailors that worked for me for anything. When things got tough they always came through. FLY NAVY!
 
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