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  2. PilotCandidate

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    You can get hired AD, ANG and AFR (fighter and heavy) in today’s climate with <20 hours flight time if your resume is solid and you’re a good bro. Flight hours will help but PPL is not make or break.
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  4. jjpoole741

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Any other hopefuls with none/very little flight experience?
  5. Swizzle

    School Alternate

    At Maxwell this year there was a gal picked 3 days before class started. She PCA'd across the street.
  6. When you sign up for UPT in the ANG, you are signing up for 10 years of service after UPT just like AD guys. You don't have to stay full time during that time, but you do owe 10 years. That can be transferred but it will depend on the health of your current squadron and their desire to let you leave. Everyone is hurting for pilots, units can't allow guys to roll out just because they want to try something new. If it's a legit concern and the squadron can hack the program, it can be done without much issue. As with anything - it depends! We've let guys go before and then regretted it years later due to lack of manning.
  7. daynightindicator

    School Alternate

    I went as an alternate. Your CC will notify you if you get picked up. It can be anytime up to about a week or two from the class start date. However, if your notification is inside 120 days to the report date, you can turn down the assignment without prejudice. I did this successfully and got picked up as an alternate again the following year, with a better school assignment.
  8. matmacwc

    Retirement

    This is the only time sensitive thing I remember, ceremony setup?
  9. afaf

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yeah arming is easy for sure , I’ve done it deployed when AFEs no where to be found. I’m sure that’s against their AFI too. But for one, it’s a waste of my time opening and closing safes when I’ve got more important things to do. And Two, if anyone loses something or fails to secure something properly on their way out the door it’s going to be me or my 30 other ACs taking blame. I think we’ll have top cover for sure, but it’s another thing getting piled on the backs of the crews. Stuff like this is how finance, comm, and CSS pulled out of squadrons in the first place.
  10. jjpoole741

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    I’m thinking early Wednesday afternoon. 🙏🏼🤞🏼✈️
  11. Fryeguy6

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    What day do you all think we are going to find out this week?
  12. herkbier

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Copy, I plan to establish a separation date right at the one year out point--I'm not too concerned with showing my cards early. But, there is a 6 month window prior to being able to establish the separation date, yet still vulnerable to get tagged with a deployment that will take me past my ADSC that I'm concerned about. I know it's not common to get tagged 12 months prior to a deployment, but it's not unheard of either..
  13. Swizzle

    School Alternate

    I know a guy. He didn't hear anything his alternate year; got picked up next year as primary. No CFM contact, unless it's to load a RIP offering a school spot. Maybe the CFM is your bro gouges you up', probably not. CFMs exists to support needs of the AF, Senior leaders create that need. He did learn a DEDB Master OOM exists, but will never be disclosed. It ranks DEDB candidates, selects and alternates. It's used when an alternate is activated. Sometimes alternates are activated by rank order, other times skipping order until a prerequisite of slot is achieved. Sometimes political MAJCOM shenanigans fight and achieve skipping the next qualified alternate, perhaps that's after cold-calling an alternate to determine their desire or even maybe for (or to manufacture) an operational deferment. All kinds of politically inspired admin games are played. Just wait, be patient, realize Senior Leadership (DT & WG/CC) will be watching and call upon you if they desire.
  14. herkbum

    History Friday

    I have 2 great uncles that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. 1 is still alive. I went to Bastogne 10 years or so ago and took a bunch of pictures for him. Amazing to have him tell stories when he saw the pics. He heard his brother was there as well and went to find him. Found each other, shared a frozen K ration for Christmas dinner, and then went back to their units. One uncle was riding on a tank the next day and they came under German artillery fire, knocking him off the tank and unconscious. Woke up and only heard German voices. Played dead until he heard English voices again. Not sure how long he was out there. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Prozac

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This. Again, leaders need to step up and make decisions. If the AFI is getting in the way, commanders need to have the balls to say “Ok, ignore a, b, and c for now and let’s get the mission done”. Their next phone call should be to their boss: “Sir regulation X is preventing my people from doing their jobs efficiently. I’ve directed them to ignore certain provisions. Here is my supporting documentation. Don’t like it? Feel free to replace me with a yes man. Delta is still hiring.”
  16. HuggyU2

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Hmmm... I wonder how the Swiss military handles arming their soldiers, aircrew, etc...
  17. Prozac

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This is a leadership problem. OSS/CC: We can no longer do our job. OG/CC: Are you too lazy or are you lacking resources? If too lazy, you’re fired. If lacking resources, tell me what you need and I’ll get it for you. These are the fights Colonels should be fighting but many seemingly would rather not. Instead they tend to focus on stupid shit like whether the spaces in the parking lot should be perpendicular or diagonal. No shit. I’ve seen that one.
  18. HuggyU2

    U-2 Dragonlady info

    Nice find! I will forward this to the Wing Commander at Beale: maybe he can make it part of the "Commander's Required Reading" list.
  19. HuggyU2

    History Friday

    I was sent this by a U-2 guy and figured I'd post it here. Interesting look back at Patton. Today, December 16, is the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Here is a link to a related story of leadership and prayer. Enjoy. http://myvfw.org/va/dist10/uncategor...s-prayer-1944/ My uncle was caught behind lines in the Battle of the Bulge and fought his way out. Harrowing story. The era of "iron men and wooden ships".
  20. Scooter14

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    We kind of need the airmen to follow the AFI. It’s not their fault. Leaders like the Supers, CCs, MAJCOMS (I’m not holding my breath) need to step up.
  21. Scooter14

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I am in the guard. The fight continues there. Maybe I should have said that the career field is broken in the MAF across the total force enterprise.
  22. Epiloo

    School Alternate

    Does anybody have any experience as a school alternate? When were you notified of your selection (or non-selection)? Did your CFM communicate with you at all during the wait?
  23. MooseAg03

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    You state your vulnerability runs from 8 months to 2 months prior to your ADSC. I would say to establish a DOS at 8.5 months out and roll the dice they won’t try to send you and get you back 30 days prior to your DOS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. M2

    U-2 Dragonlady info

    The full manual... https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP75B00326R000200050001-8.pdf
  25. Sprkt69

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If you want that change done quickly, allow the mission to fail (in training) or like mentioned above, make the pain be felt at a much higher level. This fight from the bottom up will only burn you out, make you bitter, and then go Guard. I once had a Vice Wing/CC tell me “I don’t want to hear about your problems, take care of them at your level.” It it would be nice if I got paid the salaries of all the other people whose jobs I’ve had to do over the years
  26. di1630

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Yes and you can also cancel that DOS should you decide you want to stay and the AF has a need for you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  27. waveshaper

    Retirement

    SBP is one benefit that's time sensitive and can be somewhat complicated; https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/provide/sbp.html https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/provide/sbp/change.html
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