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  2. I called the Total Force Center but they'll never route me to the PC office. They just write down my questions and put me on hold to ask them. Have a secret code to get through? I specifically asked the "no Sq/CC" question to them a few weeks ago before I submitted, and after putting me on hold she came back and said it shouldn't be a problem, but I don't trust the middle man in this situation.
  3. uhhello

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    They could have turned the music down just a skosh so that you could hear the actual people talking every now and then. Other than that, its awesome.
  4. It’s going to wither and die regardless. Locked in to 20 when the AF can change the playbook without telling you? It’s a poorly designed program all around. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. I'm hearing PC's are taking around 6ish months in general for approval from when you push them up the chain. What would happen if you apply for PC 5-6 months out and the process isn't over by the requested separation date? Would they cancel the entire package, or meet somewhere in the middle with a counter-offer?
  6. That is a really dated link. I could refer you to the current MSD (Medical Standards Directory), but it requires a CAC. All I can tell you is that -3.00 on a cycloplegic exam is the limit for IFC I for the AF. PM if you want more information.
  7. I think both KC-10 squadrons at McGuire do them every six months or so, but it all depends on the need and the budget.
  8. Easy there. The “C” in ACTF is no more. It’s considered a no no word these days.
  9. I tried searching and couldn't find anything on how often do units hire. Is it every year or is it once every few years? I'm a 27 year old junior in college and New Jersey is my top choice (I'm originally from there). Ideally, I would love any unit in the Northeast, Great Lakes States or even Idaho or Wyoming. I love cold weather, four seasons, lush forests, mountains, hockey and snowboarding. Right now I live in the south and it's not for me. I would prefer a fighter unit but I am fine with flying heavies. The other reason I would prefer to move back is I would like a Law Enforcement civilian career. In the Northeast and Great Lakes states, the police unions are stronger. Up there the police are paid better and have more off time. I also have family in New Jersey, New York and PA that work in Law Enforcement that can help me get a job. I'm hoping I can get the AFOQT and TABS done by April 15, so I can apply to New Jersey. But there is a chance I might miss the deadline. I know Wisconsin is hiring for 2020 and I missed New Hampshire.
  10. If your still waiting on the AF to address retention I have some ocean front property in Oklahoma to sell you. Anyone heard from the ACTF in the last 6 months? I think they may have given up after the 69 initiatives bumper sticker that never went anywhere. Based on recent testimony from AF management to the Hill even despite the T-6 OBOGS issues we still produced 1211 pilots last year and with increased production are on track to meet 95% of pilot manning by FY 22-23. I find it hard to believe myself, but seems to resonant on the Hill. I keep hoping the AF will ask for larger bonus/incentive authority for aviators, but magic 8 ball says “outlook not good.” I cringe to think about overall aviation experience levels 6-10 years from now if all we do is continue to focus on growing our way out of this. Unfortanately, mishaps are a lagging indicator and will have 2-3 different CSAFs by then, so why worry about it now?
  11. Syria worked out for them, why not try it in Venezuela... https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27143/russian-transport-aircraft-deliver-men-and-materiel-to-venezuela-direct-from-syria
  12. WTF over?.... I love when FW dudes treat us like disposable assets. You do realize that it takes years ( just like a pointy nose driver ) to develop a solid helo IP? Just because the Big Green doesn't have SA on their manning issues doesn't make us worthless.
  13. Second post, longtime lurker and want to thank everyone for their help in navigating the Palace Chase process. I’ve read through this thread in its entirety numerous times to get all my questions answered. 11S applied for PC on 28 Feb. Already hired into AGR job in same AFSC and MWS with 2nd and 3rd endorsements complete. Turned down IDE in-res this summer to apply. Guard unit supports AD unit I was previously assigned. Asking for 3 months off UPT and 15 months of GI Transfer of Benefits. Sq and Wg Commanders are supportive. Hoping for first time approval to get the family back to our hometown. If anyone has any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out either here or DM and I’ll do whatever I can to steer you in the right direction.
  14. Call the Total Force Service Center and ask to talk to the Palace Chase office. I submitted my PC app a month ago and kept checking vMPF to see the status and it said “Referred to Sq/CC” except it wasn’t. After the J1 failed to track the app down in CMS, I called the PC office and found my app had been sitting for over 2 weeks with the Palace Chase office with no action as it was missing Sq and Wg/CC endorsement. I asked what they were planning on doing with it and was told, nothing. Eventually got them to reroute it per the PSD Separations Guide to the Sq/CC and it just recently showed up in their CMS...so that’s a month added to an already long process. I’d imagine if you don’t have a Sq/CC check but have Wg/CC that shouldn’t hold up the process but is worth asking when you call the PC office. Squeaky wheel gets the grease and good luck.
  15. Where are you getting that? Also, CW Lemoine posted this link to new AF requirements on one of his videos:https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_sg/publication/afi48-123/afi48-123.pdf I’m right at -3.00. Welp
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  17. Seems like if you cared about your scores then you wouldn't think twice about paying a little up front for stuff that could land your dream job. YMMV
  18. I heard in the fall directly from AMC/A1KD that they hand picked the candidates to ensure their "records" would be competitive for future advancement (aka promotion), thus a few average Joe's who applied were denied entry. It was what, 8 who applied and 5 picked...forget. The reasoning was if they're not competitive now it wouldn't assure long term program success, put another way if these few don't promote the program will wither and die.
  19. So did anyone on here apply for fly only? Any feedback on the “program” so far? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Do you guys know which fighter squadrons don't allow their postings on Bogidope? I know Boise doesn't let them post, any others such as Ohio or other units?
  21. You can get a free practice test for the old version on afoqtguide if you sign up for the newsletter. They also sell practice tests for the new version.
  22. Wait until your 40s. I’m much closer to 49 than I am 40. It doesn’t get any easier. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  23. If only there was someone who represented the AF’s needs to Congress. 🤷🏾‍♂️
  24. I don’t know. I’m not the expert. Ask the AF PT guy. Just saying that’s what he says the reason for the run and waist measurement is. And apparently the age bands are because of science. As for the pushups and sit-ups he said he never wanted them but the institution made him do it. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled complaining. I think it’s a dumb test too, and I actually tried to understand his reasoning instead of complaining into the abyss without any prior research, so there’s that. Dumb! 😂
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    This was awesome. Like how the Ferry Command gal meets up with an airplane she delivered (and signed) 70ish years later. Way cool.
  26. Taking the AFOQT next week. Any practice tests online I can take? I have a test prep book but already finished the practice test in it. Preferably free but I'll pay if I have to, appreciate any help. Seems like all the practice tests I've found are 20 questions long...total
  27. It's just a gift that keeps on giving
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