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sean82206

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Hey I feel you, about to graduate with a CTI and honestly, I just started looking at the Air National Guard.
I've personally been considering the ANG or the Air Force myself. I've even gone as far as finding out what 10 jobs I would want (since they require you to list it going in) and finding out if I can take my ASVABs lol
 

TushingPin

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I've personally been considering the ANG or the Air Force myself. I've even gone as far as finding out what 10 jobs I would want (since they require you to list it going in) and finding out if I can take my ASVABs lol
If you want air traffic, you sign a contract saying you're going air traffic. Nothing less. It's out there, just have to find the right recruiter that'll do it.
 

Mr.Tickles

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I've personally been considering the ANG or the Air Force myself. I've even gone as far as finding out what 10 jobs I would want (since they require you to list it going in) and finding out if I can take my ASVABs lol
Pick a job you could more or less only do in the Air Force or something that will give you actual transferable qualifications on the civilian side that you would want to have. Way too much stupid in the military to not do something cool or gain a skill set you won’t have to pay for.
 

tehgray

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If you want air traffic, you sign a contract saying you're going air traffic. Nothing less. It's out there, just have to find the right recruiter that'll do it.
For ANG yeah if there's a slot. For USAF you don't just ask for one job and only one job. That hasn't worked like that in a very long time (unless you want the special AFSC's like Linguist or CCT/PJ.
 

tehgray

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All Navy controllers are FAA certified air traffic control specialists. Not all Navy controllers obtain a facility rating. Many do ship air traffic control which doesn’t result in an FAA rating (tower,approach,enroute).
How are the ship guys FAA certified? Just curious
 

Ztron

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How are the ship guys FAA certified? Just curious
Everyone that becomes a controller in the Navy goes through air traffic control training similar to the FAA academy and upon completion receive an FAA certification. From there they are dispersed, some go to ships, some go to facilities.
 

MJ

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There's no "FAA certification" other than an AOV credential (facility cert). Completing any school doesn't mean anything.
 

tehgray

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There's no "FAA certification" other than an AOV credential (facility cert). Completing any school doesn't mean anything.
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, the credential cards. I was confused how someone could get those cards/credentials outside a facility.
 

Ztron

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There's no "FAA certification" other than an AOV credential (facility cert). Completing any school doesn't mean anything.
I’m looking at the 7220-1. The way I see it is that it’s a certification for the DoD (in this case Navy) through the FAA. Therefore an FAA certification.
 

Raz

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I believe Air Force has four year enlistments for Air Traffic right now. Go Air Force you'll go to a tower or approach and get facility rated. No worrying about getting sent to a ship. Lol. Aim for a pilot training base or Eglin.
 

Mr.Tickles

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I’m looking at the 7220-1. The way I see it is that it’s a certification for the DoD (in this case Navy) through the FAA. Therefore an FAA certification.
Regardless of what it’s classified as technically it wont matter in regards to applying for the FAA. The branch someone’s in doesn’t matter, they’ll still need 52 weeks certified time at a facility/position the FAA considers qualifying for an experienced bid.
 

TG24

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Yeah I am already in the ANG as an Intelligence Analyst, so I'm basically just cross-training. Thus, it's a slightly easier transition for me. I just wish that the officer side actually controlled airspace in the Air Force since I'm about to have a degree this Spring and I'd rather not stay enlisted.
 
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