482nd FW Homestead

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2011, 07:15
by daoldaot
Hello out there, Any members from the 482nd FW Homestead FL..
Want to know what the work atmosphere is like at that unit especially in maintenance? How is the morale there? Im a weapons technician and am Looking to transfer from ANG to the Reserves.
Thank you..

RE: 482nd FW Homestead

Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2011, 15:43
by chiz
daoldaot, If I had a choice I would stay where you are. Miami is expensive and the maintenance atmosphere is not the best right now. Morale has its ups and downs but more down. We are in uniform just like active duty but with no benefits.

RE: 482nd FW Homestead

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2011, 17:29
by mc5wes
Daoldat is all ready Air National Guard. So he is already up on wearing the uniforms all day. And just ask about morale at any ART base?

As far as costs. Everything thing is relative. Depends on if you live in Keys Gate or Key Largo. Where else can you buy a town home for under 40K?

http://www.trulia.com/property/30331696 ... d-FL-33033

RE: 482nd FW Homestead

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 16:36
by cloudtl
I work in Ft. Worth as an ART and Homestead is our sister unit. I would not go there unless you had no other choice. We have had three of there guys transfer here in the past year.

RE: 482nd FW Homestead

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 19:59
by bohica
I recently transferred from an ANG unit to the 482nd. It is not that bad (TR), it is what you make it. It’s just like any other ANG unit. Many of the maintenance personnel are young, from Crewchiefs to Commanders (Not like the Guard); OP’s tempo is the same, same BS as any other AFB, ARB and ANGB.


Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2011, 21:10
by mc5wes
Homestead is like any other AFRC base. Do more with less. Wear the uniform and pretend to be Active Duty.

If it was a toss up on everything else. The uniform issue would make the difference. Which is what your seeing. C-17 guys from March going to Travis. Another non uniform wearing base.

But for me. Carswell or Homestead wouldn't even be close. Work in Miami and live in the Florida Keys.