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  1. Scooter14

    The new airline thread

    Concur. It’s a lengthy process.
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    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    Flying boats should be our # 1 priority The new tanker should also be our #1 priority F-35? #1 in my book Light attack...numero uno!
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    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    Not sure if that’s the case Clark. I thought DD’s was dripping with sarcasm. Everything is the #1 priority, right? Why not add a flying boat to the list... I think yours might be Code 3.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Apples and oranges. Commanders wearing the ground support uniform of the members of their squadron is one thing. “To hell with your A2CU!!! You’ll never take away my beloved flight suit you traitorous heritage thieves! You can pry my green bag from my cold dead hands!!!” Is an entirely separate issue. I will add that I disagree that a group cc is mandating that the A-10 dude NEVER wear a bag. So much for letting him do what he sees fit to be a squadron commander. To your point maybe the students or instructors of the TRS would benefit from seeing a pilot in his duty uniform once in a while as a reminder of mission focus, etc.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Maybe because they are not taking the green bags away... The guidance I got from AMC and ANG says anyone on aeronautical orders will maintain a sage green FDU. The only people I have seen/heard talking about the green bags going away are people on Baseops.net freaking out about heritage and looking cool.
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    What is next for the UPT-Next graduates?

    That’s the understatement of the year right there.
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    Deployed Pay / Combat Zone Tax Exclusion

    AT - yes AFTPs - no It’s for active duty pay only.
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    No offense taken. I’m a tanker instructor pilot that asked if that was an AR receptacle. That’s about as dumb as it gets. Champ, oh yeah plenty of tankers. We aren’t busy at all, the KC-46 is way ahead of schedule, the UPT timelines are being exceeded and the IFF bases are all really close to tanker bases. Let’s add more to the syllabus. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    I deserved that answer for that stupid question. Follow on stupid questions... Why does it have an AR receptacle? Is there actually a UARRSI installed? Is there a light attack version planned? Will these double as a light attack plane like the Alpha Jet? They aren’t planning on adding actual AR into the UPT syllabus...are they?
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    Is that an air refueling receptacle on top?
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    The new airline thread

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    The new airline thread

    ...about 5 years too late. That’s about when we started to hemorrhage our experience. We replaced almost all our IP/EPs with 1Lts. Great pilots, just not IP/EPs. Over half would have stayed if they could have been AGRs. Oh well, there’s no getting them back now.
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    Deployed Pay / Combat Zone Tax Exclusion

    When I was active duty, I’d get a refund for the first month and then they would not take the taxes out after that. My understanding with the Guard is that they will always take it out and then refund it on the first of the next month (or the month after that if you got there after the 24th ish.) You’d think after 17 years of war and constant deployments the Guard would figure out how to fix stuff like this.
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    What is right with the Air Force

    Go to Guam and cross the dateline a few times on a Coronet while dual billeted...
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    KC-135 Tanker Q&A

    Yes. It’s an AD squadron assigned to an ANG or AFRC Wing. They also have a line of ADCON back to an AD wing somewhere. It’s complicated. They get assigned like any other tanker assignment to the AD guys. 64 ARS - Pease ANGB (157 ARW ANG) 911 ARS - SJAFB (916 ARW AFRC) 912 ARS - March ARB (452 AMW AFRC) 906 ARS - Scott AFB (126 ARW ANG) 99 ARS - Birmingham AL (117 ARW ANG) I’m forgetting one on the AFRC side I think...