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    Hey guys, im on my senior year at Highschool here, and i always wanted to be an Air Force pilot... well the only problem here, is that in my country the air-force is no force at all... All we have is bunch of Mi-2's and Mi-8's... also there is no military school advanced enough here.

    So if anyone could give me advice on what should i do, or how could i probably join the USAF it would be really really appreciated!

    thanks all, i am in hurry atm, but if i left something out just let me know and i will add it later.

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    Im think you're on the wrong site, Martin. We're mainly concerned with the US Army & not too many of us know much about the US Air Force.

    What I do know - all branches of the US military have aircraft. The Army is heavy on helicopters. All of our pilots are officers or warrant officers. The requirements for receiving a commission are stricter than for one enlisting.

    You have to have be a Resident Alien , a "Green Cared" holder, to enlist in our military - all of our branches. I'm pretty sure that you must be a US citizen to receive a commission or any sort of security clearance. There are some exceptions for Medical specialties.
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    Geez, yea i know the Navy has pilots as well and such, i'll think of something, i know that one of my friend's dad was in the service of U.S Army, so it is not impossible obviously... the other chance for me could be Russia, but as i don't speak russian and do not agree with their goals that would be a no go... so it seems i will have to try hard and do everything i must do to get the requirements you mentioned.

    Thank you.

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    From what I know our Air Force is very selective about there enlisted recruits, the chances of a visitor with a visa joining the air force is slim to none in my opinion. But good luck with your journey

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    Oh, and pardon my lack of knowledge, i mean, i want to be a pilot, that means that could be either army or marines or airforce, it seems i forgot that every department of US military has them.. so that probably makes my chance a bit better, i just have to prove myself from there.

    and thank you too!

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    Ya if you want to go Aviation probably your best bet is to go to college and do a ROTC for Army or navy

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    If you want aviation and be a pilot then ROTC is the best route. From my understanding if you go in enlisted soldier in the navy or the army in aviation you can only be a supporting MOS not a pilot
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    You will require a serious security clearance to become a pilot in any branch of service and they don't exactly hand those out to just anyone. I don't know how the Army handles it but in the Air Force, unless you're a full citizen of the United States you can only select one of a few jobs (none of which deal with anything regarding a security clearance, a lot of maintenance).

    Your best bet is to apply for a green card and attempt to attend a University here in the US and work on your degree whilst applying/waiting on your citizenship documentation to process. However, at last I heard it was taking in the range of 3 or more years for the documentation to make it through the system.

    Best of luck.

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    Thank you too, just one last question.. and it may seem like a dumb one as well, but here it goes - does the Air Force, or Army college gives out football scholarships? i couldn't find anything about it on google, but i do know they both have football teams.

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    football as in futball fifa or american football?

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