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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force?

    Like how long and where is the tech school?

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy?

    What does the job actually do?

    What are the hours like?

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere?


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    I can give you help with what I know so far..

    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? He works with Nuclear Weapons

    Like how long and where is the tech school? 11 weeks. Sheppards.

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? I have no idea about that one yet. I *think* he said he's not supposed to deploy because of his MOS..but I never bank on anything.

    What does the job actually do? All Nukes. All the time. His job really is one of the "if I tell you, I'll have to kill you" things.

    What are the options like? Not too sure what you mean by this.

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Because of his job, he only has about 4-5 bases he can go to for his job.
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    Job: Aircraft Armament (for the F-16)
    Tech: about 15 weeks
    Deployment: DF was told it would be random but maybe every 1.5ish years after each deployment
    Duty Station: Depends what aircraft he has because each base has different aircrafts.

    The job has many parts to it, so here is the link that sums everything up: Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice - Enlisted Careers - AirForce.com



    I wanted to add that DF's hours are random. It also depends on the aircraft because some need more time than others. DF currently works anywhere between 8 to 12 hours.
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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force?
    "aerospace propulsion apprentice"
    Like how long and where is the tech school?
    12 weeks sheppard AFB
    How often and how long does it tend to deploy?

    What does the job actually do?
    he works on the engine of one kind of jet..i cant remember which one
    What are the hours like?
    hes worked 3-11....11-7..twelves..the weekend..you name it hes worked it
    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? he has to get stationed at a base that has his plane there
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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Planner/project manger in communications (although his particular job has just merged with the rest of the communications field (networkers etc).

    Like how long and where is the tech school? 6 weeks and in Keesler, Mississippi

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? He just recently crossed trained into this job so he hasn't deployed yet .. not sure how frequently .. but it will be for 6 months.

    What does the job actually do? He manages communications projects on the base

    What are the hours like? 7.30 - 4.30 M-F, no nights and no weekend duty unless there is an exercise

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? You can go to any base where there is a communications network .. which is everywhere


    He crossed trained from ...

    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic (AGE)

    Like how long and where is the tech school? Around 20 weeks and in Sheppard, Texas

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? 4 month deployments and not sure on the frequency .. he's been lucky, he's been in the air force for 9 years and has only deployed twice.

    What does the job actually do? Works on ground equipment that supports planes

    What are the hours like? 24/7 .. various shifts

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Anywhere there are planes
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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Security Forces

    Like how long and where is the tech school? 15 weeks @ Lackland

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? The base we're at now has 1:1, they're home for six months and deployed for six months. We're PCSing in a few months and have heard its the same there also.

    What does the job actually do? Cop stuff

    What are the hours like? 12 hour shifts, days or nights. It's from 4-4. DH is on nights right now. They switch every six months.

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? We can pretty much go anwhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvonleaMAF View Post
    I can give you help with what I know so far..

    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? He works with Nuclear Weapons

    Like how long and where is the tech school? 11 weeks. Sheppards.

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? I have no idea about that one yet. I *think* he said he's not supposed to deploy because of his MOS..but I never bank on anything.

    What does the job actually do? All Nukes. All the time. His job really is one of the "if I tell you, I'll have to kill you" things.

    What are the options like? Not too sure what you mean by this.

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Because of his job, he only has about 4-5 bases he can go to for his job.


    I'm in the same boat with ALL of this except he's at Vandenberg AFB and he's been there since June-ish and won't move to his next duty station til Februrary or March sometime.

    DB says he won't deploy b/c of his MOS but he can volunteer and probably will.
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    Just so you kind of understand..

    Every job is different.. Tech School is different lengths in different locations. Deployments are to different locations for different durations for different career fields. Being stationed somewhere also depends on the career field.. You can have a job where can be stationed pretty much anywhere, or one that you only have limited bases.. You can have a career field where you can stay at one base most if not all of your career, or you could have one that is controlled where your only at a certain base for a predetermined amount of time..

    That said:

    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Crew Chief

    Like how long and where is the tech school? Not sure

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? DH is gone 2-3 months every year, and does short TDY's through out the year

    What does the job actually do? Maintains the Jets

    What are the hours like? Depends... the have 3 shifts.. days, swings, mids... so depends which one he works. he pulls weekend duty every 6 weeks (about) which is 12 h shifts. And then when they have exercises, he works 12 hrs 7 days a week, until its over.

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? We had a limited number of bases but they removed a letter off his job code, so that has opened a couple more bases...
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    Dh is on his third job in the Air Force...
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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Avionics B1-B

    Like how long and where is the tech school? Two tech schools, Sheppard and Lackland... he was in school for 9 months between the two of them.

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? Probably way out of date info... he hasn't done that job since 2000.

    What does the job actually do? Flight Deck Avionics repair/maintenance on B1-B bombers.

    What are the hours like? He worked shift work...

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Now they can be on any of the "heavy" aircraft... B1's, B2's, and all of the Cargo planes.

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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Fixed Wing Flight Engineer (he was C-130's... slicks).

    Like how long and where is the tech school? With the different schools involved, it was about a year. The locations for BFE, EAUC, and Aircraft specific school have changed since he went through, but he thinks they're mostly at Lackland and it depends on which platform you get, but C-130's are at Little Rock.

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? A lot (for the squadron dh was in), but it depends on the aircraft and their mission as to how often or for how long they deploy.

    What does the job actually do? Basically an in flight systems specialist... Sits on the flight deck, between the Aircraft commander and the co-pilot.

    What are the hours like? Depends on the mission. Lots of system studying when not flying.

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Slicks are at several bases, there are several variants of the '130 and they're in a couple of other locations as well. (Several overseas bases as well)
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    Can anyone tell me about the job their DH/SO does in the Air Force? Weapons Maintnance/Aircraft armament AKA Weapons. He's currently working F-16s, but has worked A-10s and non-US planes. He can also work F-15s, 22s, B-1 and 2 etc... Anything that has weapons on it which appeals to DH because if you hate an aircraft you can probably switch once you PCS.

    Like how long and where is the tech school? 12 weeks I think... We weren't together... I know its at Sheppard

    How often and how long does it tend to deploy? Uhm, he's yet to deploy and has been in 13 years, but that's not the norm... I'd say 6 months ever 2-3 years for most guys

    What does the job actually do? Load weapons onto aircraft mostly

    What are the hours like? It's varied... he had a desk job for a few years, now he works 8 hours or 12 hour days depending on upcoming inspections

    Do people in the job tend to get stationed one of a few places or can you go pretty much anywhere? Lots of variety really... anywhere they have jets or bombers we can go (but people who get to a good base tend to stay there so a lot of bases never have openings it seems, especially once reaching NCO status, because there's a lot of not so popular bases)

    DH has the same job as GatesGirls SO.
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