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Old 09-18-2018, 3:38 AM
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Hello,

I am meeting with and AF reserve officer recriuter this week. He wants to meet at a coffee shop. Is this normal to meet somewhere other than the recruitment office?

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Old 09-18-2018, 7:17 AM
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When the marines were recruiting at my high school they offered to meet at school, coffee shops, restaurants, home, recruiting office, pretty much anywhere really.
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Old 09-18-2018, 7:52 AM
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Absolutely normal.
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recruiters can be funny.... Ask them if you can record the conversation with your smart phone's memo function


Their reaction will tell you a lot

They have a difficult job- quotas to fill - They can be professional or rival any used car dealer for twisted truth
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recruiters can be funny.... Ask them if you can record the conversation with your smart phone's memo function


Their reaction will tell you a lot

They have a difficult job- quotas to fill - They can be professional or rival any used car dealer for twisted truth
Lol, I was going to say that the recruiter can feel free to spread more BS away from the office than in the office with others around.
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You sure you don't want to go Marines on an open contract?
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Thanks for the replies. Open contract? No thanks!
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He's just preparing you for basic training. I keed I keed.
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100% normal, they're busy so whenever and wherever they can meet somebody they'll make it happen. What MOS you trying to go for?
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You sure you don't want to go Marines on an open contract?
I did that in 1970. Fun times for sure.
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Its a test. Any Air Force officer must know their way around a coffee shop.
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When I was being recruited back in the early 80's, they took me to dinner a couple of times and really put on a show. The Navy was especially generous because they wanted me to sign up for their nuclear propulsion program which would mean months underwater with a bunch of guys, so that was not happening. Ended up in the USAF and glad for it.

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Because it takes so much longer to pick up when you drop it.......
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100% normal, they're busy so whenever and wherever they can meet somebody they'll make it happen. What MOS you trying to go for?
Security Forces or Pilot.
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How set are you on those two?

I would choose something that can transfer over to the civilian world just in case.

Not to sure about pilot but I did have security friends. Basically lower ranks would stand in front of gates all day and higher ranks would drive around writing tickets bc they are bored out of their mind lol...basically I was told you need to find ways to entertain yourself.
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I doubt the airforce reserves even have an office. There was one recruiter at the airforce office at the recruiting station, he was rarely there.
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You're an Eagle Scout?

See if you can get a rank increase. Or are you going in as a college E4? Been so long since I was in the Army I have no idea how anything works anymore.

If you want to be challenged go for the Sage Beret (although I don't think they have reservist option?)

Good luck and thank you.

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Hello,

I am meeting with and AF reserve officer recriuter this week. He wants to meet at a coffee shop. Is this normal to meet somewhere other than the recruitment office?

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Lol perfect candidate for the Marines! Just don’t forget to bring your own crayon to sign your contract papers with. The Marine recruiters probably already ate the supplied ones.
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Security Forces or Pilot.
You want to be in an F16 looking at some dumbass guarding you from the N. Dakota wildlife with an M16 or the other way around?

Navy recruiters get an extra $200 for every warm body, AF is probably the same.
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I went with my daughters boyfriend to see the Air Force reruiter, he wanted to fly as well. Found out only 3% of Air Force personnel fly. Coming off the street and wanting to be a pilot makes next to impossible, at least according to the recruiter.
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See if there is an option to get some type of enlisted aircrew job as a guarantee. Between helicopters and the larger fixed wing aircraft there are plenty of enlisted jobs that allow you to fly.

You still have to do your part to pass each level of training, an aeromedical exam, and obtain the necessary security clearance. Fail to meet any of the requirements and you will likely be reassigned based on the needs of the service.
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the point of joining the chair farce reserves is what? If you're so desperate that you need to join the military just go active.
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In the 70's I wanted to be an Army helicopter pilot, went to the recruiter, found out my eyes were too bad. He said join the Army boat field as an enlisted man, work hard, and go for boat warrant. In 3 1/2 yrs I became a W.O. ,6 months later I was the master of my own vessel. 26.5 yrs later, retired as a major with 4 college degrees, and met my wife of 37yrs so far. Wasn't an easy life, but sure can't complain.

I was station on Air Force bases twice, they definitely had nicer stuff, but the airmen were never as tight as my soldier's were. My wife's boat unit from Panama in the 70's is even having another reunion next week, that's how close we all are, even today.

I'm glad I went to recruiter back in the 70's, and believe I am better off because of it.

Don't worry where the recruiter is meeting with you, it's common and they have a budget for it. One of my cooks went to recruiting, he was great at it, probably would have made more money selling timeshares. He liked it and retired from it, our families are still in contact today.

LCU 1670 was the first vessel I was Master (Captain) of, I went on to other Army vessels from there, then OCS. I cannot find a picture of it, but one of my soldier's on LCU1670 saw the Playboy magazine with the Huey helicopter with the Playboy bunny on the nose ,so one weekend when we were in port and he was on watch and I was at home, he painted it on the front of the con on my boat. I loved it and it stayed on till I moved on.
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