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Tech school is fairly easy if you are naturally inclined towards school. The hold your hands through the sections. 2 blocks are the "Commons" class. They cover the general principles of the equipment.
The next 6 block are airframe specific. Each section covers a specific part of the aircraft. Block 4 is Hydraulics and the various components. Block 8 is your Inspection block. Shows you how to properly inspect the jets.
Once you get to your base, most people just do standard launch and recovery for the first few months. Jets go up, jets come down. Refueling, Inspections and such. Fairly tame.
All the avionics systems are maintained by Avionics specialist (Specs) as are the Electric and Environmental (E&E), and in most cases the motors themselves are primarily worked by the Engines section. Leaving stuff like changing tires and brakes, flight control systems (mechanical side) and all that.
Again, I'll write more later. Probably make this into a post for everyone.
Crew Chief is the 2a3X3 AFSC. It is under the maintenace section of your ASVAB (you need a 54 score or something).
2 months of basic training, 4 months of tech school where you learn basic airframe stuff. Then its off to your first base. You spend your first year there doing OJT and Career Development Courses (CDC's), until you earn your 5 level. That will take you until you make Staff (E-5), when you become a 7 level.
Would you mind describing how you ended up being a crew chief? Did you just enlist and work your way up?
If you enlist, are there any technical roles that you could choose from? (like engineering/computers/programming that sort of thing) I think I heard that most of the actual engineering is done by contractors; is that true?
Hi. Just saw your pictures on the picture thread, was wondering where you are and what is it that you're doing (profession). My guess is some sort of mechanic/technician with something relating to aircraft. Air Force perhaps?