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Old 04-16-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I have a BA in General Studies with a focus in Humanities. I'd like to take a shot at OTS since I can, but don't mind going in E3. I've been a Pharmacy Technician at CVS 3 years and want to try something drastic and new while I'm young. I would be fine with being a pharmacy tech in the Air Force as well. Ultimately, I'd like to go to pharmacy school and after becoming a pharmacist, go right back into the Air Force. I don't mind being deployed to a warzone, but I would rather not be in an exeedingly high risk situation if I can help it. If I don't get in OTS, what are the odds of getting in later as a Pharmacist?
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Go talk to all of the recruiters just to get a feel or idea of what is available...
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:47 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Research HPSP, it's a scholarship for Pharmacy School.

If you're under 38, Female and/or minority, you have a good shot at getting a rated (flying) position as an officer, otherwise chances are low with that degree.

Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Research HPSP, it's a scholarship for Pharmacy School.

If you're under 38, Female and/or minority, you have a good shot at getting a rated (flying) position as an officer, otherwise chances are low with that degree.

Good luck!
I'm 21, but my uncorrected eyesight is 20/400 nearsighted. If LASIK can get me in, I might do that. I have a little money left over from TOPS and this other scholarship I got.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Your vision is possibly fine the way it is for ABM or Nav positions. LASIK comes with a 6 month wait before you can apply.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't mind being deployed to a warzone, but I would rather not be in an exeedingly high risk situation if I can help it.
Seriously?

Those are words of a coward with the disclaimer that you're not a coward.

When you raise that right hand, you take the good with the bad. This isn't a buffet where you take what you want and leave what you don't want for the others.

Your "me first" mentality will do nothing but lead you to failure in the military.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Seriously?

Those are words of a coward with the disclaimer that you're not a coward.

When you raise that right hand, you take the good with the bad. This isn't a buffet where you take what you want and leave what you don't want for the others.

Your "me first" mentality will do nothing but lead you to failure in the military.
I'd prefer not to be front line, but I'll do my duty with a smile if it comes to that. I'm leaning towards getting a masters in social work at the moment. If I decided not to go military with that, I could always do school social work or something like that, but that is a little too unadventurous for me. Thank you for your honesty.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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I'd prefer not to be front line, but I'll do my duty with a smile if it comes to that. I'm leaning towards getting a masters in social work at the moment. If I decided not to go military with that, I could always do school social work or something like that, but that is a little too unadventurous for me. Thank you for your honesty.

Maybe I'm misreading the above but,
I personally don't see anything wrong with your statement. I don't think there is any dishonor in wanting to serve your country while hoping to avoid combat or risk but knowing that it's always a possibility and if that time comes you gladly or willingly do your best carrying out your job or orders etc..

That's a way better attitude than 90% of our self centered civilian population we have in America now that only cares about themselves. We need more people wanting to get involved and to do their part.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I'd prefer not to be front line, but I'll do my duty with a smile if it comes to that. I'm leaning towards getting a masters in social work at the moment. If I decided not to go military with that, I could always do school social work or something like that, but that is a little too unadventurous for me. Thank you for your honesty.
Try a stint in the Peace Corps...
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Maybe I'm misreading the above but,
I personally don't see anything wrong with your statement. I don't think there is any dishonor in wanting to serve your country while hoping to avoid combat or risk but knowing that it's always a possibility and if that time comes you gladly or willingly do your best carrying out your job or orders etc..

That's a way better attitude than 90% of our self centered civilian population we have in America now that only cares about themselves. We need more people wanting to get involved and to do their part.
I agree, koolaid! There are a bazillion other jobs besides those on the front lines. All of them have to be filled. Not everyone is cut out for intense, front-line combat. God bless those who are! Not me!
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