air force

  1. un_pajaro

    Airforce ROTC Interview

    Got my airforce interview scheduled for the AFROTC scholarship. However one thing I am concerned is that in the email it says that the interview will take 1.5 hours. Did anyone else receive their respective emails stating that too? Does it actually take up to 1.5 hours?
  2. P

    ROTC Help

    So I am currently in a 2 year college and have already finished my first year. I want to apply to the air force to become an officer, but I see that I would either need to have enough credits for OTS or have to be in a 4 year for ROTC. Do I have to go to another college to apply for ROTC? Please...
  3. C

    OCS Guidance

    Forgive me is this has been asked and answered before. Was in AFROTC during freshman year. DoDMERB qualified. I dropped because I simply didn't want to pursue the Air Force any longer and Cadre recommended Army ROTC but I wasn't sure at the time. I am graduating soon and want to explore OCS for...
  4. A

    How important are learning rates?

    Former service academy grads, how important are memorizing your rates during PS? How often are you questioned, how are you questioned, and what does the punishment look like for not knowing them? Any other knowledge regarding rates would be great!
  5. N

    Is the AFROTC HSSP Commander's Leadership Scholarship still a thing?

    With the new cutback on HSSP scholarships in favor of ICSP scholarships, there are very few HSSP scholarships compared to what it used to be. I've heard numbers as low as only 500 HSSP scholarships for next year. If this is true and if we assume each Commander at each of the 145 detachments has...
  6. L

    AFROTC Major when up for boards

    When applying for an AFROTC Scholarship, I noticed how if your major was not a tech major, you would put “0GYY” or “General Studies” while all the tech majors had indentifiers making your major obvious. My question is if this still applies when going for the FT board or the rated board once...
  7. A

    Peanut Stands Between Service and I

    Good Morning, I’m a former Chemistry lecturer turned aviator and I’m motivated to pursue my life-long desire to fly and serve with the USAF. Currently working toward PPL certificate and in my mid twenties. Unfortunately like many other individuals affected with peanut allergies, I’ve been...
  8. W

    which branch is best for me to get a pilot slot.

    Hello, Thank you for giving me your time to reading my forum and I really need an advice on which branch to pick. I am currently a freshmen in college and was planning to do AFROTC this semester but our school detachment cut some chunk of people due to high volume of applicants. I am...
  9. O

    Advice for a new DO? (AF cyber squadron)

    I'm transferring into a DO position, first time in that roll, at a squadron at a new base. Anyone have advice? Thank you in advance!
  10. C

    How close to th action are pilots?

    Hello! I'm trying to decide between USAFA and USNA (a good problem to have, but an incredibly difficult decision) and wanted to get some experienced input on how close to the action I would be as a pilot in the Navy. And, well, what are my chances of being selected for a pilot slot? I'm leaning...
  11. C

    How close to the action/excitement are you in AF?

    Hello all! I'm trying to decide between USAFA and USNA, and wanted to ask: how close to the action are you in the AF? Are there many exciting missions, or is it a lot of training and transport missions? I'd really appreciate some responses from both those with experience with heavies and...
  12. K

    Waived denied due to Myopia

    Today I found out that my waiver for Air Force ROTC was denied. The reasoning was my myopia. Previously, I was at USMA where I was granted a waiver for my myopia. They told my cadre that even though the Army took me before, AF has different standards for it. I was told that my physical exceeds...
  13. D

    Interesting op-ed on Cobra Gold and COVID-19

    From an op-ed written by Marine Corps and Air Force veterans: "It's simply baffling that the U.S. military is still clinging to the barbaric killing of live animals in the Cobra Gold training that is more reminiscent of a frat party gone wrong than a military drill. ... Given all we know about...
  14. graceelizabeth51

    When to schedule CFA

    Hello! I'm applying for the class of 2025. My due date for my application is due November 1st, so just under 2 months out. I am extremely competitive academically, but the rest of my application is lacking somewhat. I am training religiously for the CFA, but my scores are not what I would like...
  15. C

    AF reserves before AF OTS?

    Hello, I have 2 years left of college and was wanting to join the Air Force. ROTC wouldn’t be an option for me since I was not wanting to do an extra year because i’m already going to be a 5th year. After I graduate I was thinking of joining AF OTS. Should I join the reserves before hand? If I...
  16. 2

    Military astronauts that aren't pilots?

    I know that many of the astronauts that come from the military are pilots, but I wondered if any were more engineering oriented. I know that I would like to join the military and a major goal of mine would be to become an astronaut (highly unlikely, I know). I also know that engineering roles...
  17. D

    Air Force Pilot Vision Requirements

    Hi All, I've been doing some research on the USAF FC1 Refraction requirements for eyesight. My prescription is as follows Right Eye: Sphere: -4.75 Cylinder: -1.00 Axis: 015 Left Eye: Sphere: -5.25 Cylinder: -1.00 Axis: 163 I’m trying to figure out if I will need to get LASIK or PRK in order...
  18. FØB Zero

    What drove you to choose Naval Aviator vs AF Pilot (and vise versa) *as Officer*

    More aviation questions! :yay:
  19. W

    What is an average Air Force ROTC fitness score?

    Hey Everyone, I am a decently fit guy and I have trained a bit over the last few months (nothing crazy, but a few sets of push-ups and sit-ups each day and runs periodically). I have been working specifically to improve on the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Assessment. What is a standard or...
  20. FØB Zero

    Bio major relevance to pilot

    Howdy y’all, I am set on majoring in a biology branch no matter what route I take in the military. do any of you know how this will serve as beneficial to me in aviation? What about in the marine corps? I know the major and career I want are so different, but would like to pursue both. Thank you.