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jbar3 BSN

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jbar3 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ICU/ER.

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    Flight Nursing in Air Force Reserves

    I’m also here in SoCal waiting for March AFB to get back to me for flight physical. I did my MEPS beginning of September, been following up and waiting for a response.
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    Flight Nursing in Air Force Reserves

    For those of you who are already flight nurses in the reserves: How do the benefits look like? Do you get full medical, dental, vision being in the reserves? Investment/Retirement accounts? What other benefits are there? After being deemed “qualified”, and it may have taken you longer than expected (i.e. two years) do you get a lump sum of the two years worth of bonus? (If they told you $45K/year x 3 years... meaning would they give you $90K on your second year regardless if you’ve only been qualified for 1 year? For deployments, how soon in advance do you know if you are getting deployed? I was told a deployment could be a weekend in Germany, for instance, how far in advance would you know this? Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated! As of now, I’ve finished and passed my MEPS since Sep 12th and still waiting for my interview and flight physical prior to commissioning.
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    Flight Nursing in Air Force Reserves

    Hi again Devo19: On bonuses, I was informed that you don't get your first bonus until you hit your first year of service... is this first year counted on your commissioning date? or do they start counting after all trainings have been completed--meaning "qualified"? Military.com gave me an pay rate of "per month", does this mean the one weekend per month that I will be paid for? How about all the training that we have to do and the 5-day week trainings, how do they pay you for that? Is it hourly or salary? My recruiter said that if I'm doing some training at the AFB close to my house, I can even go home daily... would that mean they will not give me BAH? Also, who determines and finalizes your rank? I was told by my recruiter that due to my 9 years of experience, I can come in at an O-2 rank, but he did not seem very confident and clear to me. Thanks again! I appreciate your help! You're very informative!
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    Flight Nursing in Air Force Reserves

    Hi there GueInRn! I followed this thread and read throughout. Just wondering what you ended up doing since I am also here in California and probably working with the same recruiter as yours, I am currently waiting for my interview at March AFB to be a flight nurse in the AF Reserves. I see that the last post you had was in 2017, I was wondering how it went and where you're at in your application process. I'd like to connect with you if you don't mind. Thanks!
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    Flight Nursing in Air Force Reserves

    Hi guys, I am in the process of getting into the reserves as a flight nurse as well. I just finished my MEPS and passed, now waiting for my interview. According to my recruiter, air force speed is government speed so I really don't know when I will be hearing from them. I have 9 years of experience as an RN (5 years in Trauma and CTICU and 1 yr in ED). I hope you won't mind if I ask a few questions: Anyhow, I am curious about the flight school component. What does 120 days of flying mean? Are we learning to fly ourselves or just being able to get on board and fly to places? I was also reading on your earlier post, what is FYI/AEIQ? What do you do there? On the compensation part, I read something about USERRA that we are entitled 120hrs of pay per year coming out of our civilian employer's pocket, NOT our pto. Have you ever seen or used this yet? I was also informed by my recruiter that the sign on bonus today is only $20K. I've read that you got $45K, is this something negotiable? I haven't really had a very clear understanding of how much I will be paid once I'm in. When in the process do you find out? There aren't a lot of information that I get from my recruiter. I feel that he's too laid back and makes it seem like the process is so simple and that I don't have to worry about anything but if this concerns my time, commitment, and money, I would like to know. I've always wanted to be in the military but I still want to know these things. Thanks for any help you can give! Your posts have been so helpful!