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Old 02-02-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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Im going to join by September 25th and would like feedback from an officer or someone else ?

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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I'm enlisted and scheduled to leave April 30th. I'm going in for Security Forces.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I was a security specialist and did most of my time at Whiteman AFB in missouri. Was enlisted from 1992-1999. Went in in April 1992 and left July 1999 as an E-5 (SSgt). Any questions, feel free to DM.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Well, if being "SecFor" bores you after awhile, you can just do your stint in the Air Force, and go into the Army. The Army exempts prior-service Security Forces from Army basic training.

Some prior-service vets must attend basic again - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Well, if being "SecFor" bores you after awhile, you can just do your stint in the Air Force, and go into the Army. The Army exempts prior-service Security Forces from Army basic training.

Some prior-service vets must attend basic again - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
The Army and probably all the services have constantly changed Basic Training issues/requirements since the 60's, that I can recall.

"SecFor"'s are one of those common Jobs/Mos's which are used in all forces, like many job's some can be boring. One advantage can be possible relocation's at many places. I use to meet some Air Force medical personnel here in Albuquerque who were stationed here at Kirkland 6 and 7 years. Some loved it, some hated it.

Prior service Army could go back in the Army, some without basic, some with the same rank, some with the same MOS, or it could all be different... And have personally known people who have transferred Army to Air Force, Air Force to Marine, Air Force to Marine to Army, Navy to Army etc. With smooth transitions, ie, finish their original service obligation, ETS from one and Swear In to the other service. A few who went Marine Enlisted to Army Warrant... Even a few United Kingdom to United States...

There are a lot of options in all the Services.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:22 PM
 
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I am going to my recruiter on Monday and I am looking to enlist for SF. I compiled a list of bases in the States that I am interested in, as well as the bases in England and Germany.

Charleston, Hill, Pope, Johnson, Arnold, Robins, Schriever and Peterson.

Can anyone provide any insight or issues with these bases from SF prospective or not?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:28 AM
 
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This is the best info that I have found, thank ya'll ... my number one job is security forces and I'm waiting till I can get it. got one more month to go Till basic training in Texas, and the dream sheet that I'm filling out in tech school will have Ramstein Air Force Base on it. if I can't get that then I want California or Hawaii.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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First, thank you all for serving and for wanting to serve in a career field that is badly needed and one that not many people volunteer for.

I am an Air Force vet, as is my wife, and let me tell you, the Air Force has been great to our family. We have seen both the enlisted and officer sides, and I honestly do not have one bad thing to say about the Air Force. I would be happy if my son or daughter decides to join.

The thing about the Air Force (and any branch, really), is, it is what you make of it. I had some great times in locations that were less than desirable. Your attitude and the people you are around will dictate your situation more than geography, IMO.

Good luck to all of you and thanks again for serving!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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If I was to go security in Airforce what would be the best locations to request I want to be stationed near Tennessee for my number one choice but if I can't get that I would also like Japan or Germany
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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You can always request locations but "the needs of the Air Force" will be first priority. That means places like Minot or Grand Forks or Cannon (Clovis, NM) are always a possibility, as well as a one-year remote to Kunsan or Osan, Korea. It also means places like Charleston, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Tucson or Vegas are possibilities as well, which for many first-term airmen is a pleasant surprise.

There are no AFBs in Tennessee, the nearest ones are in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Norfolk area of Virginia, Dayton, Ohio, and Illinois just east of St. Louis, as well as Little Rock, Columbus, Mississippi, and Montgomery, Alabama.

SFs (SPs when I first got in) are an underappreciated career field. I've never passed up an opportunity to thank a young airman pulling gate duty at midnight, especially in places like Cannon. It's good to see interest in that AFSC.
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