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  2. Rated2014

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Definitely focus on the nearest alligator, but I haven't heard of any 35's outside of ENJJPT yet, but there have been a few 22's out of standard UPT but only a few per year lately. Also, track select is just the track; you won't get your airframe assignment until the very end. For T1's you are guaranteed heavies only, for T38's you are able to get fighter/bomber, but you are eligible for literally every fixed wing in inventory if needed.
  3. xxDonutxx

    2019 Air Force Active Duty UPT Board

    Answers to both questions is NO. T-38's don't guarantee a fighter either. We have 5-7 T-38 grads in my AWACS squadron. Needs of the AF. All you should care about is being a student pilot and learning to fly. It's good to have goals. But manage your expectations. No one flies solo, so being a good team player is the key to success. The instructors don't care how good of hands you have, if you taze your bros to better yourself, you'll be flying the furthest thing from a fighter if they don't wash you out for airmanship. I want a 5th gen as well, but it's last on my priority list of what I want to get out of UPT. I'm just happy and thankful to have the opportunity to be there, period dot. "Just Happy To Be Here".
  4. Clark Griswold

    The Next President is...

    No. "The Wall" is a device to perform prevention, dissuading, delaying and directing to harsh terrain device to make interception of the determined illegal crossers highly likely, resulting in a far higher level of security that our current rusty screen door with a broken latch physical barriers are. You have to have an imposing physical barrier to prevent crossing then quickly melding/disappearing into adjoining urban areas or difficult to scan/detect and physically intercept rural areas. It is the first step in interception if the illegal crosser is not dissuaded, direct your opponent to where/how you want to fight then finish the engagement. No doubt it will not prevent all illegal crossings but countries still put up SAMs as they know they dissuade and destroy some X percentage of air aggressors. The problem with the detection then interception strategy is the American Legal system coupled with the Globalist Legal / Political / Media Complex. The warping and perversion of the law is incredible, leftists say they want the "smart wall" because they know even if they are detected and caught, that detection and apprehension did two things: used up CBP resources that will likely allow leakers just behind them to get in as CBP will be come saturated and then those apprehended will consume legal resources to prevent removal and again just wear the system down.
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  6. ayz33

    Upcoming Boards

    @Topper14 can you confirm or deny the visit conversation for the 121fs in this thread?
  7. Well you need a bachelors in something, not sure if your school is an accredited university or not. You'll need to have a good gpa to be competitive. The required age to start UPT is 30(usually). You need to take the AFOQT and TBAS as well..try getting a pilots license or some flight hours to help with those
  8. torqued

    The Next President is...

    Can you provide some examples of highly secure areas that have only alarms and no physical barriers?
  9. nunya

    Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    Public Service Announcement: If you use the militaryonesource HR Block software and want to pay taxes owed by credit card, don't pay at the link they give you. Their link goes to Pay1040.com with a CC fee of 2.49%. Instead go to Pay1040.com in a separate browser, enter the exact same information, and the fee is only 1.87%. USAA Cash Back card pays 2.5%, so ya got that going for you, which is nice.
  10. PilotCandidate

    What are my chances with this background?

    Well you certainly have a unique background! I have absolutely no clue what accredation the “School of Discipleship” has but to even be considered to be a USAF pilot you’ll need a Bachelors degree. After graduating with a bachelors degree (preferably with high GPA; >3.0) you will be eligible to attend OTS and so on. If the school you’re in now doesn’t grant bachelors degrees then you’ll need to find, and enroll in, a college that does. If this is the case, then you are, unfortunately, in for a long, uphill battle as most (Guard and reserve) fighter units won’t entertain applicants >28yo. Your best course of action today would be to call a recruiter (or ROTC program) and get an AFOQT and TBAS test scheduled. Without either of those, you won’t be able to apply for anything and no one on this forum will be able to give you an accurate evaluation. Also, look into a local flight school and buy a discovery flight to make sure you actually enjoy flying. TL;DR- get a bachelors degree, take AFOQT and TBAS, apply. Truth is, you’re late to the game right now. If you truly want this, it’s still yours for the taking. But you need to get on this ASAP
  11. Vertigo

    The Next President is...

    It is one of the first things they teach on physical security that barriers are incapable of keeping people out; that thinking the existence of a wall or door will keep someone out is the absolute worst mistake you can make. There is no such thing as an effective barrier. Instead, doors, fences, and locks are delay devices, meant to keep someone busy while the the alarms bring responders. In any real physical security scenario, it is really the responders (and the threat of them) that keep people away, not the walls. Further, when there IS a wall, generally all costs for security and alerting are built into the wall, offering a fantastic opportunity for attackers to plan distractions, costly vandalism, and to circumvent the easily probed security. You k ow how expensive it is to hire a welder to work in the desert, and to haul repair materials out like that? It's certainly not cheap. And then you need an HSI expert to repair and test the security. But the desert doesn't need another delay mechanism. The desert there itself is the delay mechanism, as it takes days to cross, and there's nowhere to hide. Instead, we just need an effective alarm. Instead of a wall or barrier, what we need is drones: cheap, efficient cameras capable of quickly being replaced and covering large areas. Put a motion sensor and anomaly detection on the drone platform, have it call out a second drone for continued monitoring, and follow the incursion while alerting the actual border patrol to send out a truck. This would be far more effective. If a drone goes down or gets shot down, it would be trivial to detect and send replacements and response. All the drones need is a platform for recharging: put them on the border patrol vehicles. We don't need another delay mechanism; we already have one. We just need an effective alarm.
  12. So I am trying to become a fighter pilot in maybe the Gaurd or the reserves. I think Airforce would be the best place to go to get adjusted and then maybe transfer to the Navy later on but please correct me if I am wrong. So I am going to put some bullet points here of what I have done so far in life. First thing I will put down is background history. I was a farmer for four years when I started working for income, I then started working at a dealership for two and a half years doing a range of things from cutting up metal poles and other such things to gardening and landscaping and filling in holes with quick asphalt and leveling stones, as well as a valeigh. I went from there to college for almost a year maybe more, and I took an engineering associates degree course but failed miserably getting a C in materials class, a D in math and an F, in engineering graphics. I was still working at the dealership part-time and had a hard time keeping up with the work, but no excuses I just had a hard time with the math and EGR and with the course in general. I did do the best I could at the time and I finally had to stop because of not having the funds to continue schooling. So while I was there I went to their workforce solutions office and applied at CDS Tractor Trailer Training and I graduated with a Class A CDL and in April of 2017, I started working with Swift Transportation as a truck driver. I work there for 5 months, however due, to the fact that my trainer did not do a very good job at giving me the backs I needed to become fluent and due to that I struggled a lot with backing into spaces and a couple times in a parking lot and trailer yard had an accident and few other moving forward accidents in the yards. But other than that I did alright other than trip planning because he did not train me how to work from an atlas so that further increased my difficulty. However, I loved doing the job. From there I went to work for Lowes in Winchester, and was there for I believe a good 9 months to a year and then I resigned and I am now at the School of Discipleship where I am learning about everything from English to Systematic and Practical Theology as well as Bible Study Methods and still more to come. I major in Horse Barn and I have been learning a whole lot about caring for horses and riding though not the best yet I am working towards that. Here I am so far getting a 3.5 GPA and I just went through an ACBC Course which is a course that prepares us to be certified Biblical Counselors. Physically speaking, I am in pretty decent shape and started working out with a great friend here at school. I in November of 2018 however, injured my left knee when I ran around another friends car and hit his hitch on platform full speed trying to accomplish chores quickly. It is hard to move if I am sitting for a long period of time or if I have been bending down on it for long. I have been trying to contact the doctor to try and set up a second appointment to get it further investigated as to what to do next to help it heal properly and quickly as possible. My age is 24 and the program only goes for a year unless further prolonged by the student himself/herself, and I have considered doing a second year here; however, with that in mind, by the time I graduate my second year, I would have turned 26 and in August of my 26th year graduate because on the 27th of this month I turn 25; what I am most afraid of is since the Airforce wants you to graduate their school by age 31, that it would hurt my chances of getting in to one of their schools. So with that in mind, and I have not had any major operations on my body either, what would your advice be to someone like me, who really desires to be a fighter pilot? Do I have a going chance? Should I get a bachelors in flight? Should I start school next year in flight school or OTS and how long would the selecting for OTS selection process be? Should I give up? Is there a chance that I have been told wrong about the age limit? How also do I choose my base if I would like to fly like the new F-15x's, F-22 Raptors, or F-35s is that even a possibility? Thanks for serving our country and people and God bless and thanks for any answers you have!
  13. DesperateApplicant

    Upcoming Boards

    Is Oregon still sending out interview invites? Is there a possibility of being an alternate to an interview slot?
  14. Clark Griswold

    The Next President is...

    Returning that serve... https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/south-bay-news/150-migrants-attempt-to-climb-border-fence-throw-rocks-at-border-patrol-agents Mass gatherings of Fighting Age Males harassing, attacking and attempting mass illegal crossings is nothing to be worried about /s. So let me ask you, if Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, etc... sponsored say 1,000,000+ males on trips to Mexico and then direct them to cross into the USA wherever they could without interacting with a civil authority of the USA you would be ok with that? They have a "human right" to cross any international border when they want, where they want and for whatever reason they want? After seeing the political effects on Europe of the migration crisis of 15/16, I'm surprised our enemies are not exploiting the ignorant and open secret subversion of the left, naive extreme libertarians, the pampered and childish "woke" cohort of America and just flood our insecure borders to destabilize our country even further.
  15. I may have the option to do a non-flying guard job part time (DSG) and a part-time flying reserve job and just wondering if anyone out there is doing both or if it’s an option. And if it’s an option are there any limfacs or issues with doing both. Thanks!
  16. Jetpower

    Upcoming Boards

    No, but I’d love to fly fighters. I applied to a heavy unit in the east coast.
  17. BadGuySplash

    Upcoming Boards

    I bet they will send us rejections in a week or so, or maybe none. Invites always go out first.
  18. Stearman694

    Upcoming Boards

    Agree with what matmacwc said. Was this in regards to 121 FS?
  19. brickhistory

    The Next President is...

    https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obamacare-court-ruling-20160512-snap-story.html https://www.npr.org/2017/10/12/540920671/trump-administration-to-end-obamacare-subsidies-for-the-poor But the subsidies had never been funded by Congress, and the White House on Thursday said that because there was no appropriation for it, "the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments."
  20. ayz33

    Upcoming Boards

    They hired off the streets a few years back. Don't think they have since then
  21. Vertigo

    The Next President is...

    The funny thing is you actually believe that. And yes I wasn't a fan of Obama's use of EOs. But then I don't remember him using them to fund projects not authorized by Congress either.
  22. Jetpower

    Upcoming Boards

    Matmacwc, Thanks for the reply. I'm definitely looking forward to it!
  23. JustHangingOut

    Can one get paid...

    To quote Lloyd Christmas...”so you’re telling me there’s a chance!”
  24. JustHangingOut

    Can one get paid...

    Thanks! Getting on orders would put me in a better place financially than my civilian work.
  25. JustHangingOut

    Can one get paid...

    Edited for clarity. Basically I’m asking can I get days or orders outside of the standard drill days to come in and get some work.
  26. herkbier

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    hopefully they don’t overpay for them and then ask for the extra to be wired back through western union
  27. matmacwc

    Can one get paid...

    The problem is you aren’t trained to do anything, if they say yes you are incredibly lucky.
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