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Worrgamesguy 08-19-2010 07:28 PM

Support for Trey :) Air Force progression
 
Hey guys and girls,

For those who have seen me and my posts, you know that I'm joining the Air Force. I'm 19 and will be 20 soon, and figured out in 2 semesters that college isn't my cup of tea... yet.

So for many months I've been researching and trying to get in shape, and now I've finally taken the steps to get this ball rolling. I tried for 2 weeks to get into the recruiter's office with no luck. It was always locked with nobody inside. My dad's friend is an ex Air Force recruiter and called a few people to get me scheduled for a meeting. He did some serious tongue lashing because I got an appointment scheduled in the next 2 days.

I had my first meeting with the recruiter on Tuesday (8/17). Since I already knew what to expect, the meeting was very easy on both the recruiter and me. My dad's friend called the recruiter's superior's SUPERIOR. I didn't know that. So the recruiter bumped me to the top of the list. For processing and shipping off to Basic, he said it would be 9-12 months. Since I was bumped, processing took 2 weeks and I'll be gone in 4-6 months.

He asked what I scored on the ASVAB, and I said I had only taken a pretest. So he sat me down and I took another pretest for him to see, and I got a 79, which will more than likely be a low-80s on the real test, which will qualify me for any job I want.

I decided that I wanted to be Security Forces (AF version of Army Military Police), and with my ASVAB score it will be a shoo in. I just know I want to be Law Enforcement, I think K9 Handler would be ideal.

In celebration of my first meeting, my dad took me to the gun range and rented an AR15 and let me run 60 rounds through it. Also shot his .40 cal H&K USP Compact and my family heirloom .22.

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I went to my 2nd meeting today (8/19) and went over premedical documents. During the middle of the meeting, he gets a phone call that I kinda tuned out, but I heard a few swear words and a lot of excitement. He hangs up, gives me a funny look, and says "What are you doing Monday?" "Nothing, why?" "You want to go to a Titans game?"

:eek:

You're kidding?! YES! All I've got to do is work the Air Force booth for 3 hours beforehand and watch the game after. I'm so excited!

ASVAB test on Tuesday (8/24).

The reason for this thread is because I enjoy your support, it motivates me and gives me strength. Nothing makes me glow more than hearing someone saying they're proud of me or thanking me for doing what others won't. It will also help me keep track of time, and when it comes time, I'd love to get letters from all of you when I'm at Basic.

Thanks,
Trey Nichols

nvr2L8 08-19-2010 09:32 PM

Trey,

Best of luck - this is a bold decision and I know your family must be very proud. We'll all be intersted in tracking your progress so stay in touch. Just look for a base near a trout stream!

jeffnles1 08-20-2010 12:32 AM

Trey,
Best of luck. I'm very happy for you and like nvr2l8 said, I'm sure your parents are very proud (as you should also be). Please do keep us posted on your progress.
Jeff

Paula Begley 08-20-2010 12:44 PM

Best of luck, Trey. We'll all be pulling for you, buddy!

Paula

Payne102 08-21-2010 10:41 AM

Best Wishes Trey. Thank you for your service to our country.:smile:

Worrgamesguy 08-23-2010 01:42 PM

Thanks guys :smile: This is what I do it for.

Titans game today. Leaving here at 2:15, getting to the recruiter's office at 3:00, working the Air Force trailer/games until kickoff, then we get to watch the game. :biggrin:

Worrgamesguy 08-24-2010 01:39 PM

Game was a lot of fun last night. The Titans whomped the Cardinals until the 4th where the Cards finally got a TD. 24-10 final.

ASVAB today. Leaving here in about 45 minutes, meeting up with the recruiter for paperwork, and then taking the test.

Worrgamesguy 08-24-2010 08:31 PM

Got an 85 on my ASVAB! Yay! I need a 50 to get Security Forces, and when I called my recruiter after the test, he said, and I quote... "Congrats man, you now have any job in the Air Force at your finger tips."

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nvr2L8 08-24-2010 09:54 PM

Knew you had it in you, Trey. Take the AF by storm!

Worrgamesguy 09-26-2010 11:01 PM

Been awhile since I've updated. I still don't know anything new, going to call the recruiter tomorrow to find out some hopefully new information.

But today I bought myself an early birthday gift. I got $500 back from college that I'd forgotten about, had a $150 budget from my parents (that's what they spent for my brother's birthday), so I added in $100 of my own money and picked this baby up.

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Happy as can be haha!

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My first firearm. It'll be good to get some more practice on the M16 platform before basic.


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