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  1. Not for a discussion on here, but go talk to a patch in a vault. You’d be very surprised... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. To be clear, I’m not arguing the merits for or against this idea. Fact is, it’s taking hold, and it won’t be going away. Regardless of what AFSOC wanted, there is a solid argument for more highly capable crews in SOCOM, and that was the one shot at relevancy for AF CSAR. They failed to seize the moment because old school though prevailed both on the rotary and fixed sides. If I were a betting man, I wouldn’t put money on AF CSAR being in it for the long haul anymore. At least not how we recognize it today. They need to adapt, accept more mission sets, and realize the AF’s way of doing PR, CSAR, is becoming obsolete in a resource scarce and A2AD environment. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27998/shot-down-the-usaf-now-wants-to-air-drop-you-an-air-taxi-to-fly-you-out-to-safety https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a27508870/air-taxi-air-force/ Did a quick, non-exhaustive search to no avail. Things like this, plus CAF PR’s inability to sell themselves to AFSOC as a worthwhile platform signify the quickly approaching end to AF CSAR. Not overnight mind you, but it’s coming... Edited to add another link. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Anyone else have less taxes than normal taken out of their bonus check this year? Last one, and I’ll just set it aside for when they come for it, but it was a grand larger this year... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Have the source document or linky? I’d just like to lay eyes on that so I can really be pissed... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. But CAA have berets... That means they're warriors... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Nailed it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. RUMINT WARNING: Maybe this was discussed earlier, but reading everything in this place is one currency I haven't tried to chase... I had heard discussion on something about some kind of a loophole not requiring a waiver. A simple matter of legally not being able to extend people past 20 if you give the remainder back. No clue what/if any truth there is to that, but I'd be a fan of it were true. Mine takes me 8 months past 20 as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. That’s understandable, but it’s odd to be pushing a young-ish Capt for DO or SQ/CC. People are speeding, and it usually has snowball effects. Before you know it, master’s degrees will be required even earlier if that crap happens. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Am I misunderstanding you in that young Captains should be getting DO and SQ/CC pushes? Am I taking crazy pills? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Talk to anyone in AFSOC, they have no issues picking anyone up. I'm talking anyone intelligent from O-3s to O-6s who say they will drop what they're doing to go pick up Jack. Talk with anyone at staff and they get offended by the idea that they wouldn't make the pick up. Designated forces could just as easily cover the role as dedicated. CH nailed it when he talked about Stockholm Syndrome. If we're talking about what is best for the mission/USAF IPs, then Rescue belongs in AFSOC. Does it mean we lose some CRH? Yup, but it is an underpowered, undersized, too slow platform anyway. Don't be territorial. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. So, if you take the devil's money, you must obviously not be skilled enough to make it on the outside. Noted. A lot of valid discussion in here, and then someone makes a blanket statement like this. Seems suspect.
  13. If I were your CC, I'd tell you to simply not do it. What's the worst they could do to you? You're right, it makes no sense and you shouldn't waste your time. In your shoes, I would ignore it. You shouldn't be writing your own PRF anyway, so just call them on it!
  14. Wrong. Duck has since cleared up the situation by owning the fact that he could have been more clear. His initial post about it, however, leads one to believe exactly what you are saying he wasn't asking. He owned it, why are you still defending something he's not fighting?
  15. This crap right here makes me feel like I'm arguing with my 15 year old. Don't like what you're hearing, just say, "you don't get it!". I now remember why I stopped coming on here for a few years. A few of you think you're the only ones who get it. Couldn't see the forest for the trees... Duck, glad you're getting what you want.
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