Never strike!!!!! You will spend your first year and a half to 2 years as a deck hand. This is not fun.
You can get a guaranteed A school but you have to stick to what you want and not what they are getting pushed to fill. You just tell them well I am not going to join if I can do this and walk out. They will stop you before you get to the door.
MR A school is in Great Mistakes IL in a building called Snipe's Castle. If you do get the A school in your contract, you will likely go to Great Lakes for your Basic Training. I would try and do a delayed entry so as not to go there during the winter. Winter at Great Lakes IL will be very miserable for a Texas boy.