Air Force Reserve VS Active Duty Air Force - page 2

by IowaRNBSN

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Hello all, As some of you may know, I have been readying my application for the Active Duty Air Force since June 2010. On a whim in December 2010 I decided to call the Air Force Reserve Recruiter to see what jobs were... Read More


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    Quote from Tina73RN
    IowaRNBSN,

    How's it going? Did you make any plans for the reserves? Did you hear back from active duty side? I haven't heard anything from the June board and didn't expect to really. The slots were very few and far in between for ICU RNs.

    I am now waiting to hear this month about the reserves flight nurse position I got my email stating that I qualify/ will get the bonus from Denver (so know my application is at least there! in the final stages) I was told within the month I should have the oath! How is it going for you? ...hope all is good!!!

    I was offered the Flight Nurse position for reserves (Application approved), but it is on hold until I get the results back from fully qualified active duty boards, which takes place July 27...I will not know the results until August 19th. So it is a waiting game now. It looks like I have a pretty good shot at getting in for active duty, but I am not going to say it is 100 percent certain. Recruiter estimated a 90 percent chance...

    IowaRNBSN
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    Quote from IowaRNBSN
    I was offered the Flight Nurse position for reserves (Application approved), but it is on hold until I get the results back from fully qualified active duty boards, which takes place July 27...I will not know the results until August 19th. So it is a waiting game now. It looks like I have a pretty good shot at getting in for active duty, but I am not going to say it is 100 percent certain. Recruiter estimated a 90 percent chance...

    IowaRNBSN
    Well, I'm hoping for ya! Either way we got a good chance of winding up at COT about the same time! I'm in the exact same possition, except I don't know just yet...any day about the reserves (have been told it will happen likely by the end of this month) BUT now I should wait, just in case...sigh...this is taking a LOOOONG time We'll have to keep in touch!
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    Quote from Tina73RN
    Well, I'm hoping for ya! Either way we got a good chance of winding up at COT about the same time! I'm in the exact same possition, except I don't know just yet...any day about the reserves (have been told it will happen likely by the end of this month) BUT now I should wait, just in case...sigh...this is taking a LOOOONG time We'll have to keep in touch!
    I would have been able to accept the flight nurse position and commission and then send my package to fully qualified active duty boards, but the approval process took too long, so it is on hold. 6 weeks until I know. (BTW you should visit airforceots.com sometime. Lots of great info about the air force there. BTW recruiter asked me if I wanted to put down the October COT date as my first choice.... but I decided on January seeing as October would give me just shy of 60 days to get everything in order.

    IowaRNBSN

    IowaRNBSN
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    Thanks! Will do! I worked last night and off to bed for a bit to go back tonight..It will give me something to do. Yeah, mine would have BEEN done, but it accidently got held for about a month on a desk, awaiting some paperwork from the clinic...drama, then they got aware of the problem and it was handled between friday and a tuesday! Believe me I was on that recruiter like white on rice! He said I'm not the only one in this possition, but when my package didn't come back to him before Denver...he smelled a problem. Luckily it was human error/ drama and it was fixed I would have had that answer by now, too. So ANY day now I go the email from Denver last friday about being tentatively accepted with the bonus pay...so it's on it's way I just hope I can hang for the board to finish it's active duty selections !!!! Thanks again
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    Hi Tina! You sound like my process..drama and my paperwork sitting around a desk..it took me 20 moths from start to finish..hopefully I get to in process next month! keep us up to date you never know..I might see you in COT
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    Quote from LuluB
    Hi Tina! You sound like my process..drama and my paperwork sitting around a desk..it took me 20 moths from start to finish..hopefully I get to in process next month! keep us up to date you never know..I might see you in COT
    Will Do and it's good to know I'm not alone!!!
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