Military Hotrod Club - Any Air Force T.I.'s in here?
12-08-2008, 12:21 AM
If so, do they still offer that deal where you can take a permissive tdy to Lackland to work a T.I. for week or so? Just curious.
Also, how would you say you like your job and what your doing. Is it worth it? Always had a thing in the back of my mind about doing a T.I. tour. I've done Honor Guard on and off for two years and enjoy calling cadences and Ive always liked instructing and teaching. I also enjoy getting in turds ass that are pieces of shit. The T.I. job is always something Ive throwin around has so been something I may consider doing. Friends always give me shit and say Id make a good one being the type of military person I am.
Thanks for any feedback.
12-08-2008, 11:36 AM
Im not a TI but I have been really wanting to go do it for a while now. I know that they still do the permissive TDY there but you have to pay to go. They just give you the time off.
I know there is a TI on here, cant remember his name but he drives a orange G8GT I think.
12-08-2008, 02:16 PM
yeah I knew you had to pay your way but thats cool they still do the program. I tried to find info on it online but came up short..?
12-08-2008, 05:51 PM
log onto portal. then search "MTI" it will come up with a recruiting website (first link). There is info on the TDY program and other info....pretty helpful.
12-08-2008, 07:06 PM
good deal...Ive been in a class for the past week but once I get back to work I'll check it out. Thanks for the info...
12-08-2008, 07:52 PM
my buddy used to be a T.I. and ill go and ask him for ya!!
12-09-2008, 07:06 AM
Yeah, I'm on here. 99WS7, I just responded to your PM with some info you might be able to use.
12-09-2008, 12:40 PM
So I heard FTA have to be in there CJR window. That true???
12-09-2008, 12:57 PM
I don't know all the in's and out's of what a FTA would need. Contact the recruiting team with those kind of questions. If your not at least a SSgt then I would highly recommend you wait until then.
12-09-2008, 07:17 PM
Well I put on SrA next month, so I will get to test this cycle, we will see.
How do you like it, Compg?? Whats the difference between pushing flights and being an academic instructor?
12-10-2008, 01:24 AM
I think you can apply as a 3 year TIS SrA, but if you're accepted you can't 'report' till you've hit your 4 year mark. That's the way it was a year and a half or so ago when I was reading up on that stuff.
12-10-2008, 02:44 AM
I thought you had to have a Line Number?
12-10-2008, 02:58 AM
Nah you can apply and be a TI as a SrA unless it's changed recently.
12-10-2008, 08:56 AM
We have SrA MTI's now, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Make at least SSgt first. Say they are promoting 32% SrA to SSgt and there are 8 SrA MTI's who test against each other that means that there are gonna be 6 really pissed off people when results come out. And those are people scoring 85-90% on the PDG and not making it. It's the same for TSgt as well, a lot of people that are all motivated to make rank fighting for not that many stripes. When I made TSgt this year I actually score 35 more points to make TSgt then I would have needed to make it in my primary AFSC and hell 22 higher then needed for MSgt in my primary AFSC. You can make rank here it's just a little bit harder. Then try to find the time to study when your working 16-18 hour days 7 days a week. But you get at least 1-2 days off between flights and sometimes maybe a week before you pick up again.
12-10-2008, 07:14 PM
When I was reading about it I did read that you could as a 3yr SrA. But then I read you had to be in your CJR window. And with a 4yr enlistee, 3yrs would be in there CJR. So I think I would have to wait til my 5yr mark...and hopefully Im a Staff by then. I really want to get back to Texas!
12-11-2008, 09:34 AM
I was thinking of doing that stuff but w/ 3 kids and being seperated from the wife and kids 2 out of the last 4 years would not be fair to her or the kids. I know a guy down there now doing that TI stuff. Good luck if you decide to do it.
12-11-2008, 09:40 AM
Yea, that is some hell hours to work..
12-11-2008, 02:58 PM
yeah who knows...I just retrained and have only been in my current job a year so I got some catching up to do still. Will be a 5 level here in a month and working on getting my 7 level again. I deploy here soon and when I get back and settled I may look into the shadow deal just to see what its like. Its definitely one of those jobs you "want" to do and know there are gonna be some really shity long as days...hell weeks.
12-13-2008, 01:19 AM
Most of your MTI's are cops too so they are accustomed to long hours and loads of BS...
12-13-2008, 02:22 PM
My former RO was a TI.. I heard all kinds of crazy stories from him. Apparently it's a lot of work and a lot of lost sleep. You're basically putting your word on those troops that they BELONG in the USAF. Personally, I think it's a good way to weed out the dirtbags from the start. You're controlling the quality of Airman that enter into the working AF.
They should offer the PTDY. Check with the ALS building or the first sergeant. We had a guest speaker for my ALS class and he was looking to recruit some troops for MTI duty.
If it's something you want to do and you meet the requirement criteria, your shirt should help you out with it.