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  1. So, here’s what jumped out at me from the height article. “Don’t automatically assume you don’t qualify because of your height,” said Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander. “We have an incredibly thorough process for determining whether you can safely operate our assigned aircraft. Don’t let a number on a website stop you from pursuing a career with the best Air Force in the world.” I get all the anthropometric standards at all, but I think it may be time to, oh I don’t know, change the standards a little bit. The way it’s worded is horrible, proven by the fact that a two star has to get on the internet and say “yeah, I know what the reg says but apply anyway and we will waive it.”
  2. Valid point. I just wish they’d just use normal language.
  3. They left out the word “enterprise” and they didn’t say “big rocks”, “low hanging fruit” or “too easy”. More Air Force-y buzzword bullshit.
  4. JetBlue is age based, oldest to youngest, on the night before your first day of Indoc.
  5. If you’re going Guard there 47, it’ll be old home week.
  6. D-Ron is correct. To expound a bit, if you’re a good dude and you go the fighter route and you have issues, your odds are good that there’s a heavy unit out there for you. Caveat...whatever takes you out of fighters cant be something that takes you out of heavies. For instance, if you fail out of T-6s, you are pretty well screwed. If you have issues in T-38s, then they will have to decide if it’s a fast jet thing or a pilot thing before they decide what to do with you. If the state the sponsoring fighter unit is in also has a heavy unit, that helps since you stay “in state”. However, I’m from a one wing state surrounded by other one wing states, and we (tankers) have picked up guys from surrounding fighter unit states. They have all been solid additions. Based on manning, you may have to shop around, but in this current climate I really can’t think of a unit out there that can’t benefit from a “free” 2Lt.
  7. Duck It’s not optimal obviously but i think it can be done. Talk to your finance next week. IIRC you can do it to a point. I remember chasing down guys for sigs (we used to have to sign them multiple times) well into October. As long as they “load” them up for you into AROWS it should be alright, but verify with Finance and your DO just to make sure.
  8. Duck, I’ll have to check and see how many points I got, but I didn’t have to do anything, they just showed up in my PCARS summary eventually. I wanna say it’s ECI points or something like that.
  9. The ones who have routinely put me into Mildenhall when no billeting or contract billeting exists? The ones that planned me back there 24 hours later when the winds were out of limits and then gave us an alternate that wouldn’t accept us? The ones that think taking off at 0001z and flying backside of the clock to an island destination is safe? I wouldn’t feel too bad for them.
  10. Let me get this straight... So what you are telling me is that the Air Force wants us to get rid of irrelevant AFIs, but since every AFI is critically important to the bureaucrat nonner that wrote it, then those AFIs can’t be irrelevant and we can’t get rid of them? You got it! That’s some catch... It’s the best there is!
  11. Libyan Air National Guard - what are my chances Hi everyone, long time lurker. It’s been my dream to fly the Mirage F1. I’m 45 years old, been flying KC-135s for the last 15 years. Hearing shift, slightly overweight, decent AFOQT and PCSM scores and even better Microsoft Flight Sim scores. What are my chances to fly the mighty Mirage F1?
  12. Well, add this to the list of alternate ways to get a fighter slot. Can’t get hired at your ANG unit? AFOQT scores too low? No bachelors degree? No problem!
  13. I don’t see what you are getting at. As an aside, our safety officer is briefing the Le Bourget ASAP tomorrow, so there’s that.
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