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USMC Air Force Reserve Inter Service Transfer

silver236

Member
Greetings All,
I am a long time lurker of this forum and I just want to say thank you all for the advice that I received over the course of my Marine Corps career. I was recently selected to fly for a C-130 unit in the Air Force Reserve so if you are thinking about transitioning and flying for the Air Force, please don't hesitate to shoot me a PM. I just went through the entire process myself and I pretty much have all the gauge you need. I am an 0602 so as long as you meet their requirements, you should be good.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
pilot
Greetings All,
I am a long time lurker of this forum and I just want to say thank you all for the advice that I received over the course of my Marine Corps career. I was recently selected to fly for a C-130 unit in the Air Force Reserve so if you are thinking about transitioning and flying for the Air Force, please don't hesitate to shoot me a PM. I just went through the entire process myself and I pretty much have all the gauge you need. I am an 0602 so as long as you meet their requirements, you should be good.
Congratulations! Going from a comms officer to a C-130 driver, will you now attend AF flight school or does the unit train you up?
 

silver236

Member
All Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard guys attend UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training) with the Regular AF guys. The only difference is that Reserve and Guard guys don't have to compete for an airframe since they already know what they're going to be flying once they return to their unit.
 

Jules12

New Member
pilot
Congrats! I'm looking into transitioning to full time Air Guard from AD Navy. I'd be grateful for any gouge you have!
 

Jules12

New Member
pilot
I'm looking at VT, UT and HI. I've got prior enlisted time so if I separate from the Navy before a DH tour, I'll be at 15 years. That's why I really want to get a full time position to make it to retirement without delay.
 

insanebikerboy

Internet killed the television star
pilot
None
Contributor
I'm looking at VT, UT and HI. I've got prior enlisted time so if I separate from the Navy before a DH tour, I'll be at 15 years. That's why I really want to get a full time position to make it to retirement without delay.
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Going directly to a full time AGR (AF equivalent of Navy FTS) position isn’t very common for a brand new dude to a unit. They typically want to give it to a guy that is a known entity in the unit, or that has paid his dues, so it’ll usually go to a guy who’s been a regular reservist for awhile.

If getting to 20 is more important than flying, it’s possible to switch to a reserve or guard unit and then get a set of non-flying AGR orders.

Doesn’t hurt to ask, but my feeling is that flying AGR spots might be tough to come by right now with the current airline situation.
 

Swanee

Self aware since 2014
pilot
None
Contributor
I'm looking at VT, UT and HI. I've got prior enlisted time so if I separate from the Navy before a DH tour, I'll be at 15 years. That's why I really want to get a full time position to make it to retirement without delay.
Second what IBB said above. Caveat that you might be able to slide into an AGR job if you've got the right credentials that the Wing needs: ASO, patch wearers, Stan/Eval checkers (AF equivalent to NATOPS Evaluators), etc...

Either way you can expect about a year of AD on the front end for FTU (FRS) and then MQT (2000-3000 level syllabus) at your unit.

Some units also have a lot of what's called IMR days where you can pick up one year orders at a time. But those tend to be at RPA units. YMMV.
 

Jules12

New Member
pilot
Thanks for the info gents. I'm a patch wearer about to start Training O tour.

So if I end up getting 20 years AD by adding up Navy time plus active guard time, does the High 3 pension start immediately?
 

Swanee

Self aware since 2014
pilot
None
Contributor
Thanks for the info gents. I'm a patch wearer about to start Training O tour.

So if I end up getting 20 years AD by adding up Navy time plus active guard time, does the High 3 pension start immediately?
It does.
 
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