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  • Active Duty to ANG? Prior to Wings

    Posted by Solo on August 16, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    Hello everyone! I will be starting UPT at Vance AFB soon and recently heard about Guard units selecting students before getting winged. Anyone else have information on that?
    Following, I was not well aware about the Guard option and not entirely sure if I should consider applying for Fighter Squadrons prior to being winged or go back to full speed into AD. Would I be able to get advice, hear someone with the similar experience, and possibly the BLUF reasons why Guard may be the better option?

    Best of luck to everyone and keeping striving on!

    Snip replied 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    August 17, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    Except for extreme one-off situations, I’m unaware of a program that allows ANG units to pick up pilots going through UPT prior to finishing T-6’s. If you were hired ahead of time (pre-UPT) and attend UPT as an ANG pilot candidate, then you’re in the ANG and have a 10 year service commitment (full or part time after graduating UPT.

    If you were assigned to attend UPT as an Active Duty accession, you are an AD candidate and will incur a 10-yr AD service commitment, all full-time, after UPT graduation.

    We can talk about AD vs ANG/AFRES pros/cons if you’d like but that’s a whole different conversation..

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