AWR/AWS should be similar, but I don't really know. Many of my peers are pursuing their degrees and most people who work at it consistently finish at about 6-7 years into their service. Wednesday you'll have a 0500-1000 simulator and Thursday you'll have a 1730-2330 simulator. Can you comment on the being fired upon or PM me? Pay the fuck attention though, if you get to FRS and don't know A-school information, you instructors will not be happy. We're given shitloads of responsibility and trusted to make calls that affect people's lives. I'd say if getting your degree is a priority, and you're not trying to get out after 6 years, AIRC is a good contract to sign. Oh, and that schedule doesn't come out until like 1600 the day prior, so ever having something planned is fuckin impossible sometimes. Wash, Rinse, Repeat forever. The Naval Aircrewman rating (known as Aviation Warfare Systems Operator or AW prior to 2008) is an enlisted rating of the US Navy. The Aircrew Program is a six-year enlistment program guaranteeing initial assignment as a flight crewmember in a fixed wing, helicopter or Unmanned Aerial … AWOs belong to a diverse and highly specialized community serving in multiple aviation platforms. Awesome write up. This is a great post. If you every played a sport at a decently competitive level, this 4 weeks will be a cake walk. NACCS is only 4 weeks long but you'll spend extra time on hold there. Officer and Command Career Counselor, and to make use of your Navy College Virtual Education Center (VEC) or OCONUS Education Office's vast resources. They will jump in that fight you should of not been in to defend you even though you started it. After it is signed its important to not answer that phone call from the duty office, it tends to be some schedule error where you are now taking that 0500 flight in the morning. Everything you will need to do and learn to go from E1-9 is included. The only info I have would be me repeating what I googled, but you can google too, so I'm not gonna do that. For AWOs, about half is classroom learning, a quarter in simulators, and a quarter in the actual aircraft. AWVs work with the trons when they're not flying, and always have to come back in to write up gripes, turn in comsec drives, and pass down all relevent info to the trons before leaving. So even deployment won't interrupt your college like with most of the navy because you can still do online classes. A forum to discuss Navy Recruiters, processing at MEPS, Delayed Entry Program, Enlisted Ratings, "A" Schools, Officer Candidate School, Recruit Training Command, and transferring to your first command. This isn't super uncommon for anyone in the navy of any rating, but I know tons of guys who go their whole career without seeing the open end of a weapon. AWOs, on the other hand, mostly just operate the various avionics systems. AWS was invented after I went through A-school and I have never met one. Here you're expected to do your job solely in a training environment with an instructor holding your hand. FE production will halt in October (I think? Notes: AWO - Naval Aircrewmen - Operator - E5 Page 3 of 43 A school length depends on your rate. Effective 28 Oct 2016, Senior Chief Petty Officers no longer compress to AWCM. It is all mental work. I have no clue what they learn. AWFs have been getting a lot of jobs civilian side with maintaining trainers for the navy out of Jacksonville and I'm sure there's some standard maintenance stuff they can get involved in but idk about what particular jobs you can get with Boeing as a AWF. These needs are met by filling a valid billet requirement with the best Sailor available. I've always been interested in the AW community and from talking to few AW buddies (mostly AWF and AWS) it seems like AWO on P-3's would be my best gig at this point, and the rate I could most easily translate to already coming from a radar environment my whole career. If getting the job you want is priority, talk to your recruiter about it immediately (and maybe ask the recruiters on this sub for advice about how that process works). My master chief retired after 30 years in the Navy ad never once set foot on a ship. It's 6 months long. But yet, the Navy counts my time with as sea duty (because of going on 6 month deployements). It's not that hard honestly. AWS, AWO, AWF, AWV which fall under the general rating AW. VP (fixed wing patrol) squadrons deploy to the desert where there is decent internet sometimes, or to a hotel somewhere where there is certainly decent internet. I have all the admin side of things worked out pretty well, it's always a longshot as a first class but I think my chances are decent. Everyone knows everyone. This is actually the hardest part of the training and by far the most common place for people to fail out. It's pretty impossible to fail if you put in a little effort. Some things that are different from other rates: College: You will not even be allowed to enroll in college until you're qualified as an aircrewman, which is usually 2-3 years in, but we get lots of credits for the schooling we go through. 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