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Is this new guidance primarily directed at 365s? No more 3-day Option? If so, that's HEINOUS! I may be mistaken but I think that the previous rules prevented you from retiring when tasked with a 'normal' 179-day tasking, but you could 3-day opt a 365.
An email circulating among Air Force personnel channels is quietly putting human resource offices on notice of a new service policy that requires airmen to deploy beyond the duration of their service commitments. The new guidance instructs personnelists to deny retirement requests filed by airmen who have been selected to deploy, which basically enacts a […] View the full article
People need to remember that the T-1 sends people to a bunch of MWSs, not just their own. NVGs/more LL/affected SPINS are aircraft specific. Furthermore, the T-1 syllabus has been gutted since when the majority of this board went through. With every syllabus revision, flight hours are cut. The -135 is notoriously difficult to land. C-130s are giant Cessnas, etc. We could push the training onto the MWSs, certainly T-38 studs have done it, but it's going to take a lot more time, money and energy to do so. But in the long run, with a paid for fleet, keeping basic Nav/AR/LL principles in a simple multi engine jet (with proper CRM) is a lot cheaper than training it in a C-17.