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MOS Occ Field 60: Aircraft Maintenance


MOS Occ Field 60: Aircraft Maintenance

For Marines and family members with a MOS in Occupational Field 60: Aircraft Maintenance, on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

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Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2016

Welcome to the OccFld 60 Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

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Discussion Forum

6048 MOS: Naval Air Station - Pensacola, FL

Started by Mom of Andrew. Last reply by Marineszebra Jan 28, 2016. 17 Replies

6042 - MOS School - How Long?

Started by B2NM. Last reply by B2NM May 5, 2014. 3 Replies

Any good info on MOS 6062?

Started by Lovemyson. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 24, 2013. 15 Replies

MOS 6046

Started by stephanie. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 16, 2013. 3 Replies

MOS 6046

Started by stephanie Aug 11, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by Grace elizabeth. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jun 3, 2013. 3 Replies

Looking for 6048 info!

Started by ceeksmom. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 24, 2013. 73 Replies

MOS 6041

Started by Ed. Last reply by Ed May 23, 2013. 2 Replies

Cherry Point

Started by Hotch1313. Last reply by LazyK-Chyn May 5, 2013. 1 Reply

6072 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics Support Equipment

Started by georgette23. Last reply by PROUDMOMFRM HOUSTON Mar 12, 2013. 4 Replies

MOS 6073

Started by gallupsue. Last reply by gallupsue Jan 27, 2013. 7 Replies

Looking for 6071?

Started by LOVEYOU MORE. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Nov 29, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by MoM on June 8, 2015 at 2:23am
Thank you 1~Keri (HCC)
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on June 7, 2015 at 6:33pm
Welcome MoM!
I only see the one group specific to 6072 if they are still following this forum so hopefully they will join you soon. :)
Comment by MoM on June 6, 2015 at 8:07pm
Hi, my son is current in at NAS Jacksonville, Florida for C school. MOS 6072. when he was in NAS Pensacola for A school, I found a group support NAS Pensacola while he is there. After he moved to Jacksonville. I couldn't find any group support. Therefore, I stay in that group waiting for him. I joint this group yesterday. Hope to find some support from Marines family here . Thanks !
Comment by boconnel on May 24, 2015 at 7:02am

I'd like to ask the group for some guidance.

My son is waiting to class up and has been bumped several times and he is now the last in the group that arrived together to be waiting. He is not scheduled to class up until August, so he basically has to wait around for three months.

He worked with his recruiting office to request an RA assignment back home while he waits, but just learned that his request was denied. Just before he left Pensacola he was asked to assist in setting up and break down a road race. All who participated got recognition and some volunteer points, except him. Somehow he was overlooked and since it was his last day in Pensacola he felt he couldn't pursue it. Until he completes his next training he is not in the fleet and believes he cannot talk to a career advisor about his situation. He is getting very down on his situation feeling he is repeatedly getting the short end of the stick. I have suggested that he go speak with his sergeant, but he doesn't see the point of it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I feel that he is wasting a lot of time just sitting around doing virtually nothing for three months and I know it would drive me nuts if I was in that situation. Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on May 12, 2015 at 11:20pm
Hope your Marine is liking Japan. Have you seen the Okinawa PDS group?
Or is he MCAS Iwakuni?
Comment by Darlene on May 12, 2015 at 4:36pm

Cherrilee.  It was the needs of the USMC.  Class delays pushed him out of helicopter mechanic and into GSE.  He was okay with it though as he classed up quicker and was able to get out of Pensacola!  He's happy with it. In C school they will get to put choice preferences for PDS although that doesn't mean they will get it.  My son went to Cali for a while and is now in Japan

Comment by Cherrilee on May 11, 2015 at 11:17pm

Keri - thank you as well.  I know my son is studying electronics and combustion engines right now. I just tell him to study hard and do his best, he could be AE strand, that could be what is happening, he did say he will be assigned to east or west coast depending. I don't know how it happened that he ended up ground support.  But, he is happy, I just want to know if he has options afterwords.  I want him to be able to have a few choices, or move around if he can.   

Comment by Cherrilee on May 11, 2015 at 11:08pm

Thank you again Darlene, I think that my son is Aviation Ground Support as well.  So far as I can tell he will go to C school in Jacksonville FL, but when he choose his MOS he choose fixed wing, but at some point, at boot camp he came to realize that his MOS was not fixed wing but actually ground support - I didn't learn until just recently that he was not fixed wing. He said something about 6000 - I don't understand what happened.  Did your son like ground support?

Comment by Darlene on May 11, 2015 at 8:14pm

Cherrilee, no problem.  My son went to C school in Jacksonville FL  Aviation ground support there is no I or O that I am aware of.  That is for aviation mechanic area. 

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on May 11, 2015 at 7:44pm
Here is some older posts on I. O and AE strands.

This is more specific on the types of strands.
Reply by lclamom:
..."O strand (fixes electronics on the aircraft or replaces what they can't fix), I strand (fixes what O strand can't fix, works in the "shop"), or AE strand, (learns both, and gets assigned to either I or O at completion of A school; depending on the needs of the Corps) Once A school is completed, they move on to C school, which can be east coast or west coast, depending on the platform (fixed wing or rotary, and more specificallly which aircraft) to which they are assigned...."

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