129th Rescue Wing Contact Info (PJ)

Good afternoon, I've contacted the 129th and was able to obtain the email of both MSgt Centinaje and Tsgt Beedle, who I've been told runs the PJ recruitment. However, I haven't been getting any responses. I've also been to the National Guard recruiting office listed on their webpage, but it looked like they were moving.
Does anyone have any other contact info for the 129th? If not, is it allowed/advisable for me to show up to the base to try to get my foot in the door and meet someone?
I'm currently already in the Special Warfare development program and I'd be ready to take a PAST any time.

Thank you for the help!
 
Good afternoon, I've contacted the 129th and was able to obtain the email of both MSgt Centinaje and Tsgt Beedle, who I've been told runs the PJ recruitment. However, I haven't been getting any responses. I've also been to the National Guard recruiting office listed on their webpage, but it looked like they were moving.
Does anyone have any other contact info for the 129th? If not, is it allowed/advisable for me to show up to the base to try to get my foot in the door and meet someone?
I'm currently already in the Special Warfare development program and I'd be ready to take a PAST any time.

Thank you for the help!
Is there any contact info for that special warfare development program ? I would like to get workouts in with like minded individuals. Currently at Travis AFB but live more towards San Jose
 
Sorry man. I had a recruiter there a while back and didny go threw and that guy doesnt work there anymore. Can you PM the new info as well?
 

Ovation23

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I've just submitted my application to Palace Chase through vMPF! Does anyone have any prior experience with ANG assessments, or have any insight as to how often they are run? I believe my recruiter will now pass my info forward as we wait for AFPC's tentative approval. Also, I was told that the 129th had openings to fill; any validation out there? Thank you as always!
 

Yukon

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The PALACE CHASE program is an early release program which allows active Air Force officers and enlisted members to request to transfer from active military service to an Air Reserve Component (ARC). ARC refers to the Air National Guard of the United States (ANGUS) and the United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR).

Generally the approval is processed using currently awarded Primary AFSC. If not holding the desired special warfare career field AFSC the early release process from active to reserve component is concurrently asking to be retrained into a new AFSC. This sort of complicates the process as two personnel actions are being concurrently pursued. Not saying such can't or won't happen, but the process does require placement into a ARC unit which has an opening for the primary AFSC currently awarded.
 

Ovation23

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Fortunately, my current AFSC is nonexistent in the ANG, so I will have to retrain. I won’t hear back from AFPC for at least 8 weeks, but hope to hear of any upcoming assessments in the mean time for the unit I specified.
 

Yukon

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129th RQW Recruiting does indicate opening for pararescue, but unfortunately the previous 1T AFSC code is used which puts into question how current is the information. Also Palace Chase is a transition personnel action lacking purpose to circumvent lack of active duty retraining opportunities.

Also three squadrons are assigned to the 129th Operations Group. The HH-60 helicopters comprise the 129th Rescue Squadron; the HC-130P Hercules comprise the 130th Rescue Squadron, and pararescue comprises the 131st Rescue Squadron. If there are any pararescue openings, such openings would be at the 131st RQS. BTW, https://calguard.ca.gov/cmd-jobs/ has no pararescue position vacancies listed. There is a CRO vacancy requirement listed.

Generally if the reserve component unit has no vacancies to fill it has no need to run an assessment as doing such is nothing but a purpose requiring effort that provides nothing useful to the unit. It is also a waste of time to the person to be put through a demanding assessment that has nothing for the unit to offer to those who successfully complete the assessment.

I've attached current Pararescue vacancy announcement for 212th RQS, Alaska, it provides example of the application process.
 

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Ovation23

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Thank you! So I checked out that first link and spoke with their recruiting office. They do have openings for Pararescue, PAST is administered quarterly with the next being in April-May due to last minute changes (for any others still interested). You’ve certainly helped and answered my questions!
 

Ovation23

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Correct me if I am wrong, but active guard reserve will differ from Palace Chase w/ retraining as not all PJ’s will be on AGR orders? I also did not see any advertised AGR PJ slots like I did CRO; instead I will be applying to obtain a traditional guard PJ position with the intent of later filling an AGR position once I earn and am awarded the applicable AFSC.
 
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