Originally Posted by stella
Sounds exciting! Please let us know how it turns out.
Can you share at what point she really decided what she wanted to do...and at what point she had to declare her choice of options?
Also, are the 'steps' to declare your choices of what you want to do, then receive notice of what you will be doing...then declare your choices of bases, then find out what base you will be assigned to?
New to all of this and just trying to figure things out...
Late August / early September you put in preferences for what you want to do. If you don't want to fly, you enter your top six preferences.
Early October you find out your AFSC. If you want to fly, they literally go down the list of rank-ordered cadets and give pilot slots. This year there were more slots than cadets requesting them. If you don't want to fly, a program more or less tries to optimize what cadets want with what the AF needs.
Mid October you put in base preferences. Some careers only have a few options. Others (i.e. Civil Engineering, Support) can go just about anywhere.
Now we find out tomorrow. My squadron will be going to a bar for a good time after the mando holiday spirit dinner.