The 171ARS flys the mighty KC-135 for the Air National Guard out of KMTC in Selfridge ANGB, MI
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The pilot need rating = 6. A navigator need rating has not yet been given. A flight engineer need rating has not yet been given. A loadmaster need rating has not yet been given.
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Capt Todd Wasilewski
COM: (586) 307-4112
29553 George Avenue
Selfridge ANGB, MI 48045
The 2008 pilot board was held during drill weekend of May. There were about 25 qualified applications with 12 getting interviews over the course of two days. The interview board consisted of one LtCol and two Captains. Two primaries were selected with one or two alternates.
The BRAC caused the 171st to move from the C-130 to the KC-135 that was flown by the AFRC 927th, but moved to McDill AFB without their aircraft. Also, the 171st moved from the west side of the runway to the far east in the buildings/hangars previously occupied by the 927th.
I'm a non-prior civilian living two hours away via car. I visited the unit to drop off my application. They encourage this and I think played a roll in my interview opportunity. I wanted to see as much of the facilities as possible so I got a full tour of the offices, the base, met many pilots and sat in one of the KC-135's. I followed up with many phone calls and emails with my contact - some business, some inquiring about things I knew he was up to. In 2008 there were 12 interviewees over the course of two day in May during drill weekend. There were 25 applicants and two slots with one or two alternates. The board consisted of one LtCol and two Captains with the LtCol sitting in the middle. (Be sure when you walk in, look him in the eye and shake his hand first.) I had my interview in the morning and stuck around an extra hour or so and ended up eating lunch with two other interviewees and a few pilots. Consider this part of the interview as it was a great time for the pilots to get to know you and vice versa. After the interview, it took exactly two weeks to find out the results of the interview.
- 16 Aug 2008
Page Last Updated 11 Aug 2008
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