Sat, Nov 20, 2004
Air Force officials are
providing more opportunities to active-duty officers who want to
become navigators. Officers who meet basic qualifications must
submit their application package by Dec. 29 to be considered by the
Feb. 8 to 10 undergraduate flying training selection board at the
Air Force Personnel Center.
"The Air Force has allocated additional training slots for
navigator training," said Maj. Jim Wurzer, chief of the pipeline
and trainer assignments branch at the center. "The number of
competitive officers who apply will determine how many slots will
"If qualified, there is a high probability of being selected for
navigator or combat systems officer training in 2005."
The navigator career field is currently undergoing an important
transition to combat systems officer, said Major Wurzer. This
transition will provide unique opportunities for officers
interested in becoming a part of the future rated force.
Eligible officers must have a birth date after May 1, 1975, and
a total active federal commissioned service date after May 1, 2000.
Applicants must send their packages to HQ AFPC/DPAOT3, 550 C Street
West Suite 31, Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4733.
The application -- an Air Force Information Management Tool 215,
Aircrew Training Candidate Data Summary -- contains basic
instructions. Complete details are available in Air Force
Instruction 36-2205, Applying for Flying Training, Air Battle
Manager and Astronaut Programs.
Prospective fliers should check to see if they need a physical
exam. Because of possible delays in physical exam processing, it
should be scheduled as soon as possible to meet the application
deadline. Airmen interested should also check to see if they need
to take the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test or the Basic
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