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Old 07-06-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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Hello.

My hubby is being forced out because he couldn't pass the course 15 and they refused to let him test for Tech because of it. Higher tenure is supposed to be March but they are pushing him out in October.

We don't know where to go or where to start. We have 2 kids, 3 cats and own a house right now.

What are the best places to apply for jobs? Which states are currently the best for military with low taxes? We are currently in VA and while it is beautiful, the cost of living is wicked high.

He is logistic Test/ Avionics if that helps any.

Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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One of our relatives was forced out of the Army for failure to pass the physical fitness requirements after several attempts. He was in about two years. He had a background in auto repair and has worked as a mechanic.


He left under honorable conditions and used his VA benefits to go to school at night and weekends and eventually acquired a bachelor's and a master degrees. He also receives a PTSD disability check for mental trauma incurred in Iraq. Doing well and living in low cost of living Texas in a management job.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Hubby has 14 years in. He tried to get help...it didn't work. He has his CCAF but that is it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The South
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Hello.

My hubby is being forced out because he couldn't pass the course 15 and they refused to let him test for Tech because of it. Higher tenure is supposed to be March but they are pushing him out in October.

We don't know where to go or where to start. We have 2 kids, 3 cats and own a house right now.

What are the best places to apply for jobs? Which states are currently the best for military with low taxes? We are currently in VA and while it is beautiful, the cost of living is wicked high.

He is logistic Test/ Avionics if that helps any.

Thanks.
I don't know what Test/ Avionics is, but in any case he could start at this site and apply. Good company to work for . Locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi. They use many skills and they do like to hire Veterans.

Careers
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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I don't know what Test/ Avionics is, but in any case he could start at this site and apply. Good company to work for . Locations in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi. They use many skills and they do like to hire Veterans.

Careers


He works on the planes. He knows more about it than I do. But I will pass this to him. Thank you!!!
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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go to usajobs.gov and search for "electronics"


lots of jobs to apply for. some are non-defense jobs! he should look at non-aircraft jobs, too.



Air Force Materiel Command has several large bases with thousands of civilians.

wright-patt, eglin, robins, hill, tinker, edwards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Fo...teriel_Command


Navy has an facility in the woods in southern Indiana with over a thousand civilians, and I would expect that to be a low cost of living area.


getting a fed job will let him get some real benefit for his military time.


don't overlook the contracting companies
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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go to usajobs.gov and search for "electronics"


lots of jobs to apply for. some are non-defense jobs! he should look at non-aircraft jobs, too.



Air Force Materiel Command has several large bases with thousands of civilians.

wright-patt, eglin, robins, hill, tinker, edwards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Fo...teriel_Command


Navy has an facility in the woods in southern Indiana with over a thousand civilians, and I would expect that to be a low cost of living area.


getting a fed job will let him get some real benefit for his military time.


don't overlook the contracting companies
Thanks.

We spent 7.5 years at Edwards.....I'm not sure we really want to go back but will if we have to. LOL

I'll get his butt moving with this information.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Hello.

My hubby is being forced out because he couldn't pass the course 15 and they refused to let him test for Tech because of it. Higher tenure is supposed to be March but they are pushing him out in October.

We don't know where to go or where to start. We have 2 kids, 3 cats and own a house right now.

What are the best places to apply for jobs? Which states are currently the best for military with low taxes? We are currently in VA and while it is beautiful, the cost of living is wicked high.

He is logistic Test/ Avionics if that helps any.

Thanks.

If he is separating in October he should have or get a timeline from his S-1 (or HR Human resources). This will be a list of all places and people he has to "clear" or checkout through and when to do it. One of these items on the time line should should be a week long class for Soldiers separating/retiring. Sign up for that soon, if someone can watch the kids , go with him.


Sorry about leaving at the 14year mark, that sucks. Just curious , if you don't mind sharing, what is "course 15" that he could not pass?
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hello.

My hubby is being forced out because he couldn't pass the course 15 and they refused to let him test for Tech because of it. Higher tenure is supposed to be March but they are pushing him out in October.

We don't know where to go or where to start. We have 2 kids, 3 cats and own a house right now.

What are the best places to apply for jobs? Which states are currently the best for military with low taxes? We are currently in VA and while it is beautiful, the cost of living is wicked high.

He is logistic Test/ Avionics if that helps any.

Thanks.
Hill AFB Utah (north of SLC) seems to have a ton of contractors in that line of work. I was just there and watched thousands of cars of military and non-military flowing through the gates. Lots of DoD money spent there......big base, lots of buildings to keep those planes in the air......
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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Someone mentioned contractor jobs - be sure to check sites such as Indeed.com. I would have a job lined up before moving. He is likely going to work near military sites or airports.

https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=avionics&from=googlesl

Contractor jobs are easy to get, and often can lead to good civil service jobs. I would not count on civil service too much as a first job, since getting in is very difficult.

Monster has good job listings as well:

https://www.monster.com/jobs/q-avion...cian-jobs.aspx

Also see:

Avionics Jobs by Aviation Employment

This is a situation where lemons could turn into lemonade, Good luck!
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