Originally Posted by CGD_Justin
well just put in to hopefully get k-9. im mostly a lurker in here so i know theres at least one person whos k-9. im just tired of malmstrom and im really hoping i get this and dont get sent right back here. will they "use" my dreamsheet to choose me a new base or what? any info on k-9 also would be awesome
Ugh... I'm not going to lie but using K9 to get out of malsteom is kind of a bad decision. People think K9 is all about slobbery kisses and tug toys but there is a LOT you should consider before deciding to go K9.
I can answer your questions. Shoot me a PM with specifics. You need to apply for BOP in conjunction with retraining. If not they will use your dream sheet as reference but will just put you where they need you. How it worked for me was I submitted my application for retraining and then for my BOP. I then went to K9 school. They didn't tell me my choices were denied until 3 days prior to graduation. I had 4 choices for my "BOP" and I am kicking myself in the ***.
Talk to your kennels. Get in tight with them. It will be hard since, from what you said, since you already applied but spent no time at the kennels. Pick their brains. Ask questions. Have fun at school. Keep your mouth shut after you grad and just focus on learning at your next base.
It is likely you'll PCS but if there are no spots elsewhere in the AF you'll come back to your current base and return to flight until a dog opens up in the kennel or there is somewhere to PCS.