I am 20 and going to college soon and now I a trying to figure out whether to enlist in the ANG or the AFRES. My goal is to get into a fighter unit and eventually apply for a pilot slot to fly fighters. I am going to a community college before I go on into a university and majoring in aviation science and geology as a backup plan.. The state I live in now is a fighter unit. After two years of being in that unit, I will transfer to a university in a state that has a fighter unit and change units so I can know pilots in both units since I heard that they hire mainly from within. Will I be able to change units, or will I have to stay in my hometown unit? In the AFRES, there are several units that are in states with colleges I am looking at with major fighter units and that has those degrees. One is Utah Valley University, which is located near Hill AFB, I think, which has a large reserve fighter unit. Another one is Latorneau University, which is in Texas where there is an f16 unit. I'm also looking at Embryo Riddle in Arizona. At Luke afb, there is a reserve fighter unit. Enlisting in the reserves, will I be able to choose the aircraft as well as the unit I want to work with as a mechanic? Some of the states that have my desired colleges have ANG fighter units and major reserve fighter units. Which one would give me a higher chance of getting picked up for a fighter slot? Do reserve units favor people from their units like the guard? Or should I enlist in the guard and apply to the units I served and apply to reserve units as well?