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!