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  • Active Navy Pilot to ANG/AFR

    Posted by E.T. on January 11, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    Does anyone have any insight to the process of transferring to AF after my navy career? I’m two years out from MSR and interested in a different reserve option. Would it be streamlined to go from flying the E6-B (707) to the KC-135?

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    BogiDope replied 2 days, 18 hours ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Sicario

    January 13, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    Sorry I wouldn’t be able to answer your question but I’m just curious on why the transfer? My top issue is deciding whether to fly for the navy or air guard before starting college, I’m trying to decide while it’s still early. Thanks for any feedback and I hope you end up finding what you’re looking for.

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    • E.T.

      January 13, 2024 at 7:10 pm

      Honestly, I’m more interested in not commuting for a flying Navy reserve job. Air Force and ANG have many more options and locations, particularly in the Midwest where intend to live!

  • LooseLips

    February 16, 2024 at 2:24 am

    I’ll bump this topic by asking a similar question. I’m approaching 13 years AD in the Navy and curious about transferring to the ANG. There used to be a 12-year AD limit on transfers, but that might have been in reference to the USAF and not the ANG. Anyone able to weigh-in on the likelihood of getting picked up as a 14-year O-4 into the guard?

  • BogiDope

    February 20, 2024 at 1:47 am

    @E.T. @LooseLips Transitioning from the Navy to ANG/AFR is pretty common. There are no limitations to “too much active duty time.” Most active duty to Guard/Reserve transfers are at the 12-14(ish) year mark (the AF has a 10-year ADSC post wings which equates to approximately 12 years before they can get out).

    You would apply to a “Rated” board and if selected attend a Transition Course (“TX Course”) for that type of aircraft, which will take a few months.

    @LooseLips, the limitation you may be thinking of is the amount of commissioned service time someone can have before attending initial pilot training. That’s 8 years before needing a waiver, but that shouldn’t apply to you if you already have Navy wings and will only require a TX Course.

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