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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #106
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LJ from jersey checkin in. Would you east coasters be driving our or trailering? 2 weeks might a be a bit much for me at the moment but this trip is definitely worth it. Kind of killing two birds with one stone, traveling out west, and wheeling the rubicon! I'll definitely be following along with the thread and hoping I can some how make it along.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #107
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Dwbrown be mindful you may not be able to take leave when you get to your first duty station since your start your OJT training as well as in-processing.
Yeah, its all going to depend on my AFSC, I'll graduate boot at the end of March. Tech could be anything from a month to 3 months.

I'm not getting my hopes up on making it, it'd be nice if I did, though.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #108
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Do you know what your AFSC is going to be. My tech school was only 6 weeks of job training so everything after joining was pretty quick.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #109
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Do you know what your AFSC is going to be. My tech school was only 6 weeks of job training so everything after joining was pretty quick.
Not sure, they've changed it to where you're put into an aptitude area, and you get a specific job in basic. I'm in the mechanical aptitude area, maintenance is in my future. I want to get into one of the newer airframes, or a new system so if I decide to get out early I'll be able to get a job pretty easily.

I'm still not sure if I'm going to do a full 20 years, or only 4.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #110
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I came in open mechanical and selected a few aircraft maintenance jobs and vehicle maintenance in basic and ended up becoming a Vehicle operator. I love it but I will say it's the least mechanical job your'll find. So be careful with going in open mechanical.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #111
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rubicon jeep jamboree is aug 7-10 just an fyi to all so if you plan to avoid the crowds dont go then
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Unread 11-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #112
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rubicon jeep jamboree is aug 7-10 just an fyi to all so if you plan to avoid the crowds dont go then
Sierra Trek at Fordyce is the same dates as well. I'll be going to ST if I can.

Looks like you all need to change the date
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Unread 11-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #113
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I'd love to make this! Would be a pretty awesome experience!

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Unread 12-02-2013, 06:42 AM   #114
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Yeah, its all going to depend on my AFSC, I'll graduate boot at the end of March. Tech could be anything from a month to 3 months.

I'm not getting my hopes up on making it, it'd be nice if I did, though.
don't be too surprised if your maintenance tech school is closer to 5-6 months.

I was 2A6X2 AGE mechanic and it was nearly 6 months.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #115
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I wish I had gotten to know some of you better when I was stationed in 29 Palms. I'd have been at the Hammers to learn from you Art every trip. I'd walk there if I had to. I'd love to jump on this trip too if I can coordinate with school and family. I'd like to get to know a lot of you guys better. I have that trail book too. Pulled it out for nostalgia's sake the other day. This trip will be sweet if I can swing it.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #116
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Sierra Trek at Fordyce is the same dates as well. I'll be going to ST if I can.

Looks like you all need to change the date
Would love to do Fordyce, just before or after the Sierra trek when the waterlevel is still down
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Unread 12-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #117
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Is like to throw my hat in the ring on this if possible. Is it open invite?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #118
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This trip sounds awesome, but it is one year early for my schedule! Good luck and I look forward to hearing how it goes.

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Unread 12-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #119
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I am always up for a Rubicon or Fordyce run. Water levels are usually good after the Sierra Trek.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #120
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I am always up for a Rubicon or Fordyce run. Water levels are usually good after the Sierra Trek.
If I can get the time off, I would love to run Fordyce, has been on my to do list for awhile
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