Posted on Apr 2, 2021
SSgt Austin Beams
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I’m heading to fort sill for AIT for 13F in a couple weeks, I’m a service transfer from the Air Force and I get to keep my rank as an E-5 and I don’t have to go to basic. Just curious what Army 13F AIT is like and what to expect as a 13F NCO.
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Are you sure you don't have to go to Basic? 13F is an OSUT meaning the Basic and AIT are all together. Usually AF prior service have to go to Army basic, in fact usually everyone except Army and Marines who recently separated have to go through Basic. Even Army who have been out a few years.
I'd hate for you to show up expecting to be an AIT insert and find out that you'll be spending a few extra months at Sill
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13F is no longer OSUT and hasn’t been for 10 years now. I was a 13F for the first 6 years of my career and I did BCT in Fort Benning and AIT in Fort Sill. As far as prior service training, I’m a recruiter and I never heard of PS from branches other than Army and Marines not needing to go to Basic training. I’m not sure what Air Force Security Forces training entails, but if it wasn’t ground training then you’d most likely have to go to Basic Training. Be sure to get clarification just to be sure. Best of luck brother.
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SSgt Austin Beams
SSgt Austin Beams
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Security Forces training includes a wide variety of training, but yes ground training is something that is covered along with law enforcement training. I asked the question to the ROC (not sure if that’s the right acronym) directly while on the phone with them and the counselor at MEPS, no basic training and my paperwork says 11 weeks of AIT training at Ft Sill.
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SGT Jerry Hoy
SGT Jerry Hoy
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I was an AF transfer into 12B. I was supposed to go to a transition course but it was cancelled after swearing in. I went straight to 12B school and then to my unit. I don't think that's the way it is now. The first time I held an M-4 was during pmi training prior to range qual.
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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Fort Sill is not exactly utopia!
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It is a steep learning curve getting to a unit as a E-5 fox, as you’ll more often than not be thrown into an FO slot or a Team Chief slot if Manning is down. Get real comfortable with map reading and basic call for fire , then everything else will come. Don’t be afraid to ask fellow NCO’s on help with any kind of fire support planning and Skill level 2&3 tasks . You never stop learning in this MOS . Go to JFO as soon as possible , that’ll be some good experience to have as a FO/FSNCO. Good luck brother .
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SSgt Austin Beams
SSgt Austin Beams
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I appreciate the help!
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