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THEdeathvalley
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Anyone a Reservist?



I graduate in May and I have been strongly considered joining the AF Reserve. I have a job that wouldn't interfere with training.

Does anyone have any experience with reservists?







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ByteMe
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I have a job that wouldn't interfere with training.


You have a job that is okay with you being away for 8-13 weeks?






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ByteMe
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Does anyone have any experience with reservists?


yes






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THEdeathvalley
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Member since Sep 2010
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Yes, my start date is mid August.





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ByteMe
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What do you want to know?





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THEdeathvalley
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Anyone a Reservist?


Is it worth it?

Will I actually make a difference?

Is it enjoyable?

Are reservists respected? Especially a butter-bar?






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ByteMe
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Is it worth it?


What do you want to do? Does being in the Reserves help you accomplish your goals? It's all subjective.

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Will I actually make a difference?


I don't have ESPN but yeah, I'm sure you will, but only on weekends and 2 weeks in the Summer.


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Is it enjoyable?


My ETS date was very enjoyable.

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Are reservists respected?


I think so.

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Especially a butter-bar?



Please explain why you said this.






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THEdeathvalley
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My best friend is a marine, 2nd Lt. Gets shite on hard. He said reserveists get it worse. Same who is an enlisted in the AF.

I don't want to do it for my career, just to do my part. It be nice to have some supplemental income and tuition reimbursement.

I hope the ESPN is the old ESP joke.






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ByteMe
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My best friend is a marine, 2nd Lt. Gets shite on hard. He said reserveists get it worse. Same who is an enlisted in the AF.


Uhhhh, yeah, Officers have it bad.

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I don't want to do it for my career, just to do my part. It be nice to have some supplemental income and tuition reimbursement.


I don't know why, but you sounded gay when I read that.







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ByteMe
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If you're in school, go OCS.





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tigerrage
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I was in the Marine Corps from 05-09. I enjoyed my time in, made a lot of friends from every part of the country. My only regret was not going into a job that would translate in the civilian world. So if you go into the militay, just choose a job where you can learn skills useful outside the military.





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StraightCashHomey21
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You have a job that is okay with you being away for 8-13 weeks?



longer than that

8 weeks basic in the AF then tech school is at least 3 months and depending on your job get near a damn year.






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unbeWEAVEable
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Are reservists respected? Especially a butter-bar?




I think you may have some misconceptions.






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picknroll
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I was in the navy reserve. My career was great overall. I did several periods of active duty. The active guys may be apprehensive of you at first, but once you prove you add value theres no difference. I dont know whata butter bar is, but if it means you are out of shape, then i would look up the height weight standards and prt for your age and get in shape.





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wegotdatwood
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Don't do it.





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meaux5
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Butter bar is a 2nd LT





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Quigley
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Yep a butter bar is an O1. OP it's just like anything else you earn respect by your actions





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slacker130
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re: Anyone a Reservist?


Butterbars aren't really respected anywhere.

What kind of job are you looking for in the AF Reserves?






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Mizzoufan26
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Are reservists respected? Especially a butter-bar?


Not especially because most reservists bring very little to the fight. It's cute to say that reservists have civilian expertise that allows them to be better at their military job. It's not entirely true though.

Most reservists I have worked with offered very little. Being in the military is a way of life and they miss out on much of that.






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slacker130
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Most reservists I have worked with offered very little.


What branch?






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