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Anyone out their a current, past, or future FN? If so, where? I was in contact with a recruiter who manages FNs at Pope AFB/Ft Bragg and JB Charleston AFB, SC. I haven't heard anything from the recruiter in 2 weeks, despite my attempts to contact and leaving messages. I don't want to be THAT recruit, but cheese and rice...a reply or callback would be nice.

dilowwdid ED RN

Has 5 years experience. 5 Posts

JerseyGirl13, I am working with a specific local Air Force Nurse/Healthcare recruiter here in Southern California who's helping me apply for 1 of the 3 FN positions open for the December 2015 Board. May I suggest you contact your local recruiter to guide and help you and maybe answer your inquiries/concerns and maybe connect you to a FN he/she knows.Let's face it with the limited number of spots open for FN billets/job openings and a massive applicants nationwide, that recruiter you contacted might be busy with his recruits and you're not in his/her "territory". But I do agree with you 100% that a callback from him/her was the right thing to do and maybe direct you to the right resource/s. I started exchanging emails with my recruiter in Aug 21, we met on Sept 3, and now I'm working on my application packet and other requirements, MEPS on Sept 17, and deadline of paperwork with my recruiter is Sept 21. Actual deadline for the application/paperwork for the December 2015 Board is November.Goodluck to you and I hope we both get in as FNs -- if that is your plan. (If I don't get a FN spot, my back up is for an ED spot with 13 openings for the December 2015 Board.)

USNHM2RN

Specializes in NICU, Peds, Nursing Ed, IV Infusion. Has 13 years experience. 20 Posts

Anyone out their a current, past, or future FN? If so, where? I was in contact with a recruiter who manages FNs at Pope AFB/Ft Bragg and JB Charleston AFB, SC. I haven't heard anything from the recruiter in 2 weeks, despite my attempts to contact and leaving messages. I don't want to be THAT recruit, but cheese and rice...a reply or callback would be nice.

Good morning,

I am from Florida and in April I was "conditionally accepted" as a Flight Nurse in the AF! Boy it was tough getting that package together. Unfortunately I did not get through my Class 3 Physical for personal reasons. I am now awaiting an answer from the NAVY board who will be reviewing packages in October for NC, at least. I have my AF recruiter's name and # if that can help. let me know

Edited by USNHM2RN

JerseyGirl13

66 Posts

Thanks for replying. I've already been in contact twice with the HP recruiter in North Carolina last month, he was waiting for me to send him an updated resume which I did, but haven't heard back from him. His cell # is his contact # and I used that. I texted him to give him a heads up that the email with resume was sent. THen I emailed him 3 days later to see if he received it and what the next step would be. Crickets. Please advise, I'm prior service AD enlisted AND was accepted for commission 2 years ago but had to decline because they couldn't place my husband and I together. Heartbreaking as you can understand. So....trying to get back into the Air Force life part time. The recruiter was all gung ho about me starting up a package. I currently live in Nebraska, but we are moving to Myrtle Beach, SC when my hub retires in 6 months. He knows this and I told him that I can fly out there when I need to for interviews and such.

lindarn

1,982 Posts

Unit Recruiters are also reservists, and are only at the unit once a month.

They probably have access to their military email, but I don't know how often they check it, or if they are even required to check it when not on a reserve weekend.

Also, unit recruiters are not actual military recruiters. The actual military recruiters are usually at the Wing Headquarters on the base

You could try contacting the Wing, and inquire as to the status of your application.

Are you applying for a slot in a reserve unit, or active duty? Active Duty Flight Nurses can only have a Flight Nurse billet, once in their career. If you want to fly all the time, you have to go reserve.

To the person above who said that she lost a slot because her husband was active duty, and they could not place you on the same base, I have had individuals in my reserve squadron, who lived a distance from their base, and commuted for their weekend drills. I was also one of those people. My husband was Active Duty AF stationed at FAFB in Spokane, but my Flight Nurse unit was at McChord AFB in Tacoma. I drove every month for my reserve weekend. Through two pregnancies. 300 miles each way, 12 months a year. Across Snoqualmie Pass. You do what you have to do to belong to a reserve unit.

The last time I was at McChord before I retired, I was in an Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and I had people who flew in from Colorado, Utah, and Texas, etc, to be able to drill and finish their military time until they were old enough to retire.

Do you have an E mail address, that you can contact them with?

Hope that helps.

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN (ret)

Somewhere in the PACNW

JerseyGirl13

66 Posts

Let me clarify some things. I'm aware of the AD part of the process and know my options as far as being in the Reserves or Guard and traveling to do so while my spouse is active. That is what I'm trying to do, hence the reason for this post. The HP recruiter isn't civilian, he's either Reserve or Active. So, how do apps get done if the recruiter himself is only there on wknds? Doesn't sound very productive. I don't expect to hear back asap, but at least a reply within 2 weeks that he received what he requested would be nice. I am aware about the traveling and other details involved. May I also add that I am a contractor nurse on a base right now. The military world is small as you know and I have "connections" to get the ball rolling, however, this recruiter is the one that has to do the paperwork. At first, he was wanting me to hurry to get things completed...but now I'm not hearing back. Just nervous as I know there are limited slots.

linds28

54 Posts

Are you applying for active duty fn? If so, the recruiter is likely swamped right now because these are the last three weeks before the board meets for the current applicants. I recommend since you are applying for the December boards to wait to contact he or she in October. By that time they will want to speak with you.