Summer Field Training

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  1. AF9

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    Hey guys,

    Can someone please tell me more about SFT. How hard is it to get into? How hard is the training itself. But mostly I would like to know more about the proceeds of being admitted. Thanks
     
  2. Pima

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    Since you ar a rising jr. in hs. I really would not even concern yourself with SFT. The reason why is you are @4 yrs from the board. As a 15, your board would meet end of Feb 2017.

    Selection rates change yr to yr. In 11 the selection rate for the previous 4+ yrs was around 55%. In 12 and 13, it was @ 93%. The key here is the amount of cadets attending SFT only increased by 100 (2100 to 2200). The pool size was truly what changed the percentage rate.

    You can't worry about this because there is no way even when you go through the scholarship process how many will be incoming as non-scholarship.

    The biggest thing everyone and anyone will tell you regarding SFT is the board does not give any weight to scholarship recipients. It is what the ADAF calls "masked". IOTW they do not know which cadet is scholarship and which cadet is not.

    SFT is a must. You cannot be a POC without attending. You cannot commission without being a POC for at least 3 semesters. SFT only occurs during the summer.

    The program is a month long training camp at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. They are broken down into 6 sections, 1st class typically goes in Mid May. The last starts end of July. Not fun to be in Alabama in the field during those months! Your ranking out of Maxwell will than account for 20% (I think that is the %) of your OML.. Your OML is used for your career field board. You want nursing, and it will be a given if you pass your tests, but it also may impact how soon you start.
     
  3. AF9

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    Thanks so much! I live in Bham, AL so I'm definitely acclimated to the heat! No worries there. You've been extremely helpful
     
  4. lrv61

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    AF9...Follow PIMAs guidance / insight into the process...good luck to you.

    FTU 6 just got underway on Wednesday; my son is there. If he remembered to bring stamps perhaps I will get some indication of how he is doing before it ends in August :biggrin:
     
  5. AF9

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    Thank you!! Good luck to him!!! :)
     

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