I'm going to try and make this short/concise. I am currently AD and will be eligible to palace chase into the ANG come January 2017. My intentions are to cross-train into TACP. As of now I'm interested in going to the 165th in Savannah, GA or the 147th in Houston, TX. But honestly I will go anywhere available in the country if it means I can cross-train into TACP (anywhere is a step up from my current base at Minot). Anyway, I was hoping to get some info on training and life as a TACP in the ANG. Specifically, how long after you arrive at your unit will you be waiting before being sent to the pipeline in Texas? After graduating, should one expect to take longer to put on JTAC, in compare to a TACP on AD? Lastly, do you find yourself more immersed in your civilian career/life with a little bit of TACP on the side? Or is there a healthy balance of both civilian life and TACP throughout each month? I understand these are very particular inquiries so any help is greatly appreciated. I also apologize, this was neither short or concise.