UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
Posted on May 23, 2017
15Y is armament, electrical, avionic systems repairmen. I'm excited but I have no idea what to expect. My recruiter said I might not make this reserve due to paper work issues and that I might get to change if it doesn't happen in time. Are there better 15 series Jobs than this? (Better meaning higher work satisfaction/quality of life) Thanks guys
Posted >1 y ago
Armament is the bastard children of Army Aviation. But it's the best job there is. You will work your ass off with little recognition, but when that hog takes off to go rain down some hate on those who threaten freedom, it will all be worth it. Proud Armament Dawg for 16 years, I wouldn't trade it for anything
I guess no one else here will tell you what a Crewdog is but I would look into 15T and 15U best jobs in the army. I couldn't count all the times I've taxied past the armament and apache "crewchiefs" in my bird and watched their look of envy. Not only do Blackhawk and chinook maintainers work on their helicopters they also crew on them.
15Y is Apache Armament. Any ARMT Dawg will tell you that it is definitely a great job. You will not fly with the aircraft. The promotion from SSG to SFC is a tough one. You will see a lot of other 15 series MOS get promoted around you. I eventually made SFC and I would not trade my experiences, both good and bad, for anything. I am a bit partial though. If you enjoy weapons, electrical troubleshooting, and hard work it will be a good fit. Like any other job in the Army your unit and attitude will make or break you. I used to be a Tank mechanic and I enjoyed it, but Army Aviation is definitely a better world.
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