Airforce job advice

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by nagant123, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. nagant123

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    Thinking of joining airforce and goin for aerial gunner anyone on here who was or is one that has any good or bad things about the job?
     
  2. meeko

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    Good luck! Generally there are more applicants for gunners than slots. Normally they require (or did) an initial entry in one of the maintanace fields related to that aircraft. (Spector C 130 I'm not sure of)

    Good thing, once you get there you wont get paid for what you do but what you might have to do, Flight pay and various perks!

    Bad thing, frequent (I mean all the time) deployments and odd hours at home on training missions etc.
     
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  3. bluelineman

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    Remember the #1 rule, get everything in writing or it doesn't count. That would be a cool job. Good luck getting it!
     
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    I heard a rumor that they weren't accepting any new enlistments for 1A7, only reenlistments not too long ago. You know what they say about rumors however...
     
  5. nagant123

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    gonna try to get it through soft book program so i'll have a better chance
     
  6. USAFRock

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    well, the best part of being an aerial gunner would be to hop on a H-60, but more than likely you'll be stuck on a C-130 loading shells for a good part of it. Good luck
     
  7. jetech

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    You may want to look at jobs that may apply to civilian life. The AF is (or was when I was in) was designed (in my chosen field) to give give you some training but not enough to compete in the civilian job field. It required further training but it was a jump start.
    I don't know if the AF still operates that way but you may want to do some research before you choose a field.
    My AF job wasn't the most exciting but the jump start paid off.
     
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    I know this is an old threat, but maybe someone new will read it.

    Ditto on jetech. I advise young men and women going into the military to look at something that will pay off in civilian life, whether that be after a 2 year tour or a 30 year career. Four things:

    1. Intelligence. Leave the service with a active TS clearance with an intel background. Lots of defense contractors will snap you up.
    2. Communications. Leave the service with a lot of technical IT background, and the possibilities are almost endless.
    3. Law Enforcement. If you are so inclined to be a LEO, start in the MP/SP/Security Forces field and after 2-6 years leave the service for a LEO job almost anywhere.
    4. Medical. Always in demand. Get the service to pay for your schooling. Nuff said.
     
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    Scratch #3.
     
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    When it comes to jobs with a future, a security clearance is okay but it does not guarantee a job with a defense contractor.

    I did 27 years total in the active and guard and enjoyed everything except the management. Today, my chosen skill earns me a six-figure salary. Power Production, Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC, Heavy Equipment and Structural guys will always find work if they take the time to learn the skills. Same goes for a ton of different fields of endeavor. The military is one of the few places that will let you walk in off the street and train you for the skill of your dreams.

    If you take the leap and join, congrats. It is far better to have enlisted than it is to wake up at 40 and say, "I could have done that".
     
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    Your recruiter will want you to choose 8 jobs. Normally they will only guarantee you one of the 8.
     
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    Why not go for a job that might be or could be transferred to civilian employment, such as Air Traffic Control? Not a really big demand for "Aerial Gunners" out in the general population...
     
  13. AndyK

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    Satellite maintenance. Tough school
    Space command baby.
     
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    Starship Trooper? Converts to pest control in civilian life.
     
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    Let the Government teach you a trade you can / will use after you get out. I learned aircraft maintenance (Crew Chief 24 years). Spent the next 26 years doing the same (just different aircraft).