Posted on May 29, 2019
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Enlisting as an 88N, I’m married with 3 kids. Can anyone tell me where I am most likely to be stationed? And what is a typical day like (I.e. work hours and such)???
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SPC (Join to see) as an 88N that is MOsQ, you could be assigned just about anywhere. 88N are in each Division. You could use your CAC to access FMSweb and see where your MOS pops up. Overseas they are used to augment the JPPSO, I usually see Airmen doing the function CONUS.

Your OPTEMPO is going to vary widely Unit by unit, where you are at in the training cycle, deployments etc.

In a Sustainment Brigade we were habitually short 88Ns.
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SFC Bob Arnold
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Very true. My first assignment choices all had the same word in it: Division.
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I'm in my reenlistment window. I've been in for 7 years as a cannon crewmember. I'm burnt out by not feeling as though I'm doing anything to be successful within my mos, and feel as though I could do so much more. I'm debating on either getting out or reclassing to 88n I'm just curious your thoughts on whether it's a smart decision to reclass or get out.
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SSG Donna Carrigan
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It will be based on availability in your field, as well as by your rank. In other words just about anywhere they have an opening so the chances are pretty big. With 88N, transportation is a huge aspect for the military so you could go anywhere they need you. As far as what a typical day would be like will depend on your duty assignment. When you enlisted did you not get a choice of assignments?
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SPC Infantryman
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Thanks for the info! I am National Guard going active duty. I was an 11B for 3 years and just recently got my DD368 approved. I don’t remember getting a choice for assignments. As far as a typical day I know can be differ from day to day but on average what can I expect? Will it be like other MOS’s where they work 9-5 with an hour lunch break? Or is it nights? Will I have weekends off? That’s more or less the info I’m looking for as far as hours. Just trying to get a picture of what to expect.
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SSG Donna Carrigan
SSG Donna Carrigan
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When I served I tried to stay overseas as much as I could. The reason for this was that I found more normalization to my everyday life. Worked 5am-4/5pm, and off most weekends. The only time it wasn't would be because of field exercises or preparing for major inspections. As long as I did my job, reported when I was suppose to, you were left alone, no one messed with you. When I did stateside, it was a whole different world, its like there was not enough to do, so you always had someone on your ass, no matter how good a soldier you were. Of course when I served 1973 - 1991, it also was a more difficult time for women as well...I was constantly having to prove my worth as a soldier.
I can't really speak to what it might be like in todays service as the rules changed so much as my time ended, and I'm sure it's even more so now. You could try visiting a base near you if that's possible and check it out or try and find someone to talk to that is in the service around you. Wish I could be of more help, but God Bless & Luck be with you and your family. Where ever you end up, look at it with a positive attitude, and as a new journey to explore. Keep your head up and be safe.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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SPC (Join to see) - if you are on an MCT you might end up working nights and weekends when there are unit movements. Otherwise it is usually PT, workcall, lunch, COB. If you are at the SB SPO, then your hours will be consistent with the usual exceptions.
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