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#46840 - Sun Jul 20 2008 14:49 PM family life
camilo Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 01 2006
Posts: 51
Loc: New Mexico
hello, I was wondering if one could have their spouses live in lackland throughout indoc and if they could be with you throughout trainning?

I know that all trainees have to be dorm together, but can their families be living in san antonio in the base while you are at indoc?

And how is it throughout the pipeline?

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#46844 - Sun Jul 20 2008 18:25 PM Re: family life [Re: camilo]
wpony2k Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 03 2005
Posts: 70
Loc: COS
I love my family, but personnaly I wouldn't want any distractions while I'm going through anything that mentally and physically demanding. You could have your spouse move there and maybe even get on the base housing waiting list. But for such a short time frame, the added stress of packing and moving, just so you can pack, get a scrutinized inspection and move again would not be woth the hassle.

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#46851 - Mon Jul 21 2008 08:16 AM Re: family life [Re: wpony2k]
bolden Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 03 2008
Posts: 55
Loc: dallas, tx
family = on hold till after training. i'm not gonna sit here and judge you because i haven't even been to basic yet but if you all can't survive the split until you're done with the pipeline, then you're really hurting your chances of success anyway. how you think it's gonna be when you get deployed?

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#46855 - Mon Jul 21 2008 14:18 PM Re: family life [Re: bolden]
TE Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 17 2002
Posts: 4111
Loc: Various
To answer the question, your spouse will join you at your first duty station (Hurlburt for CCT, Kirtland for PJ)...until then, the Air Force won't pay for any moves for her...but if you are willing to pay for her to join you, it can be done...it is NOT recommended, remember that your first PCS will be after scuba school for PJ and after CCT school for CCT. You don't need her with you before that, simply because you need to concentrate on the job at hand. As others have intimated...this will be a bit of a test for you as, if you make it, you'll be deployed for 3 - 6 months as a PJ or CCT and that is taxing on some marriages.

As for the pipeline, it's as above, you will get some benefits being married. You should get paid for BAH there for where she is at, and you will get full rent/mortgage when you PCS to Hurlburt or Kirtland...depending on what you rent or buy it covers your rent/mortgage, food, etc...plus you get lots of additional pay that will help (go to the overview page)...above and beyond your basic pay...one of the very best benefits of the Air Force that is not talked about alot...

Bottom line...even if you have to be apart for a while, it's worth it...I recommend you do NOT bring the wife to indoc or any pipeline schools...it's a small price to pay for joining Pararescue or Combat Control...and if you guys can't handle the initial seperation...you'll never handle the deployments that are guaranteed to come...so sit down, talk about it, and decide from there.
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#46861 - Mon Jul 21 2008 18:54 PM Re: family life [Re: TE]
Rubberduck83 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 30 2005
Posts: 70
Loc: San Pedro, CA
Do ANG and Reserves guys also PCS to Kirtland for Pararescue? I thought I heard that they go back to their home base between pipeline schools, but I may be wrong.
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#46870 - Tue Jul 22 2008 00:36 AM Re: family life [Re: Rubberduck83]
derian Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 12 2007
Posts: 14
Loc: Iowa
Just out of curiosity -- does a PJ trainee typically go from Indoc --> Dive School, or is there typically a period of other schools in the between period?

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#46879 - Tue Jul 22 2008 08:56 AM Re: family life [Re: derian]
RJuck Offline
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Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Posts: 268
Loc: Nellis AFB
Rubberduck83: It depends on what your unit wants to pay for. Some guys go TDY to Kirtland for their training while others PCS and stay until their pipeline is done.

Derian: Typically you go straight to Dive school from indoc but it depends on slots. They like to PCS you to Kirtland after dive school and then you go TDY to airborne, freefall, etc.

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#46895 - Tue Jul 22 2008 19:45 PM Re: family life [Re: RJuck]
Guard MC Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 09 2003
Posts: 1825
Loc: Louisville, Ky STS
It is not up to the ANG unit if you PCS vs TDY to Kirtland. Policy is laid out in AFIs so you will PCS to Kirtland if your school will last over 179 days. Some guys have schools that shorten their time at Kirtland below 179 days so they can go there in TDY status. Any exceptions to this policy (I know of only one) were probably one of a kind "crack deals" made between the ANG unit and National Guard Bureau. I wouldn't count on an exception to the AFI regarding PCS vs TDY policy.
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#46913 - Wed Jul 23 2008 13:49 PM Re: family life [Re: Guard MC]
camilo Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 01 2006
Posts: 51
Loc: New Mexico
Thank you very much guys.

One last question, I heard that when you are going thru the pipeline, your are kinda station at lackland in between pipeline schools. Is that true?

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#46914 - Wed Jul 23 2008 14:01 PM Re: family life [Re: camilo]
camilo Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 01 2006
Posts: 51
Loc: New Mexico
I got it guys, I just fully understood everything.
Thank you very much.

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#51679 - Fri Oct 02 2009 18:56 PM Re: family life [Re: camilo]
RichardGoff Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 02 2009
Posts: 12
I'm getting in this thread kind of late, but at Med. school in NC, am I alowed to bring my wife? if so would I be able to see her?

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#51680 - Fri Oct 02 2009 18:57 PM Re: family life [Re: camilo]
RichardGoff Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 02 2009
Posts: 12
I'm getting in this thread kind of late, but at Med. school in NC, am I alowed to bring my wife? if so would I be able to see her?

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#51682 - Fri Oct 02 2009 19:16 PM Re: family life [Re: RichardGoff]
Guard MC Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 09 2003
Posts: 1825
Loc: Louisville, Ky STS
If you PCS, which most people do, then your wife will live there with you; probably off base.
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#51684 - Fri Oct 02 2009 19:19 PM Re: family life [Re: Guard MC]
RichardGoff Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 02 2009
Posts: 12
Thanks Guard

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