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    What all is involved in cross training

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    When it comes to the Air Guard.

    My husband was just informed that they are slashing the numbers in his shop to one (from a two man shop lol) and the a1c is getting the spot. He has the option of cross training, or getting out. If he cross trains, will that mean he has to go back to a school, like away from family? Or is it different in the guard?
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    I don't know about guard, but when DH cross trained in the reserves he had to go to the tech school for his new career. I would assume everyone needs to attend the tech school to start a job, but I've been wrong before He was AD-reserves during that time so he got full pay and benefits. When he got back to his home shop he was given nine more months of AD in order to upgrade to the proper job level to fit his rank. I'm sure that after tech training is highly variable but I would imagine there's similar job level and rank requirements throughout different careers.
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    I think it should be something similar, I was really hoping it would not mean going to a new tech school. That would be a financial cut for us, by a lot lol

    AH this whole thing sucks.
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    Yea it sounds stressful, pay cuts are no fun!
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    Yes, cross-training means that they'll go to another tech school. Sorry! Better than getting out, though, right?
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    Yes, cross-training means that they'll go to another tech school. Sorry! Better than getting out, though, right?
    Argh. I am not looking forward to him going to a tech school. Hmmpf.


    BUT he has been talking around and he is only a few credits shy of being eligible for ots, so if he can swing it it looks like that is what he is going to do. He has 3ish years to finalize whatever he decides to do. So, we will see.
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