"2" Job selections

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cuz

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Unread post12 May 2009, 19:12

I submit my job sheet to my recruiter today and I have these in order from most to least desired from top:

2A632- Aerospace Ground Equipment
2W131- Aircraft Armament
2A636- Aircraft E&E
2M031- Missile and Space System Electrical Maintenance-ICBM/ALCM
2A332- F-16 Avionics

I want to hear personal opinons. not "we're better" but Pros and Cons

I heard 2M031 isn't great for locations.

I live in Wisconsin currently and am sick of the colder weather so I would desire AZ, FL, TX, CA

I just really want your input on these. I know you might encounter these threads alot, but you would be doing me a huge favor.

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Unread post12 May 2009, 19:24

2A632- Aerospace Ground Equipment - you do know that this is like a auto mechanic without the certs job?
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Unread post12 May 2009, 19:25

Why dont you just tell him you want 1 job ..and you will sign if you get it???
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Unread post12 May 2009, 19:47

that's kinda why I'm asking is I'm not really sure what I want...lol. My recruiter worked Egress so hopefully he can help me out too.
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Unread post12 May 2009, 19:52

dude.. if your not sure then tell him your going to do some more research.

2A632- Aerospace Ground Equipment - you repair all support equipment ,compressors,tow bars, boring...
2W131- Aircraft Armament - Weapons guy
2A636- Aircraft E&E -Mostly backshop Electronics and ECS systems
2M031- Missile and Space System Electrical Maintenance-ICBM/ALCM ??? no idea
2A332- F-16 Avionics - you pull boxes and sit around all day talking about WOW
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Unread post12 May 2009, 20:16

You will definitely want to do Avionics or E/E as job opportunities when you get out are really good.
I would kill for the opportunity to do the Avionics tech school and have it on my resume.
Also, don’t be afraid to volunteer and do crew chief flight line operations … It all helps in the long run!
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Unread post12 May 2009, 22:45

Pump the brakes, I think your list is way off. In the big big picture I would like to throw some suggestions out there.

Aircraft Load master or any career field that starts with 1A
Computers 3cox1
Avionics as mentioned
Electrician as mentioned
Engine mechanic but gotta politic to not get stuck in a back shop.
Crew chief


That would be a pretty good order of jobs that would yield great results if you put the effort forward. I would not do AGE (ground equipment) there job is vital to the air force mission but sadly they are treated very poorly. Especially non-powered age shops. You seriously have to inspect things like ladders and oil carts and in typical air force fashion it is taken beyond just safety to the point of being anal. Keep us in the loop. Also go to About.com and search for "air force enlisted AFSC's" and you can read for days.
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Unread post13 May 2009, 04:27

Are you looking for a military career or just one enlistment then out? If it's for a career do some job shadowing and pick what you enjoy. If it's one and done avionics or E&E will give you a great set of skills for the civilian world. Personally, 2W1 all the way but until they start arming airliners it's not much in the way of civilian skills. My $.02
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Unread post13 May 2009, 20:04

Update: after talking to a freind thats in I re-made my list.

2A7X2-NDI
1A2X1- Load Master
Aircrew Protection/ Life Support-1P0X1 (1T1X1)
2A6X3-Egress
2A6X6- E&E

I heard NDI and Life Support were cake jobs....

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Unread post07 Dec 2010, 10:46

Any free resume submission tips and/or tricks? cause I don't understand how to start resume.
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Unread post07 Dec 2010, 17:41

cuz wrote:Update: after talking to a freind thats in I re-made my list.

2A7X2-NDI
1A2X1- Load Master
Aircrew Protection/ Life Support-1P0X1 (1T1X1)
2A6X3-Egress
2A6X6- E&E

I heard NDI and Life Support were cake jobs....

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Cake job will not help you when you get out into the civilian world!! Get on jets!! Crewchief, avionics, ecs,wpns.....best of luck
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Unread post07 Dec 2010, 22:31

brad, If your lookin for a airplane job, go to the Lockheed Martin website and fill out the online application for any job. Then print it out when your done. It makes a pretty good resume, or at least a good start.
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