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  1. JakeFSU

    Upcoming Boards

    The 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston, WV has an upcoming Pilot Board in November 2018. We fly the C-130H3. I've attached a PDF with the requirements for the UPT board. Applications are due by October 19th. If you have any questions, contact Lt Col Matt Bethel (info on the attachment) or shoot me a private message. Good Luck! 130th Airlift Wing Pilot Hiring Announcement.pdf
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    VA Loans

    Thanks, fellas. FUSEPLUG, would you be willing to send me a copy if that letter? If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to use it as a templet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    VA Loans

    Currently, I'm in the process of buying a house. I'm running into an issue with eligibility for our VA Loan. I'm guard. I've only been in the guard for three years. But, I've been on Title 10 orders for nearly two years for IFS, UPT, PIQ, and Survival school. Also, I'll have 6 months of seasoning beginning in August. The VA is denying my eligibility. I've submitted my current orders, but still denied. The loan officer is suggesting to write a cover letter, which I will. He's also suggested getting a letter from my commander. Has anyone had an eligibility issue with the VA? Thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Latest Movies

    I'll just leave this right here. http://youtu.be/VrlfjiZO2dc
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    Little Rock info

    Thanks, guys. I ended up calling Outdoor Rec and paying $10 to park it in the RV/Trailer lot. However, I started by asking Razorback Inn, which I was told my car will be towed. I asked how she would know, she said, "They just would." It wasn't worth arguing. Who the hell is "they?" I was told to contact Security Forces (You can see where this is going). The Officer at Security Forces said my car would get towed and I need to call the First Shirts at the 714th to coordinate something. Then, the Officer told me he needed to go because I was clogging his emergency line. So, he hung up. He gave me two numbers for two different First Shirts, which no one answered. So, I just called Outdoor Rec. The gentleman was very helpful. It all worked out. I would have just left it in a parking but the base is unfamiliar to me and didn't want to start my short period there with getting a car out of the impound lot or settling a ticket. Lesson learned. Thanks again for all the help.
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    Little Rock info

    Appreciate the info, thanks fellas.
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    Little Rock info

    Currently, I'm PCSing back to my home of record via DITY with a car in tow. Along the way, I'll be passing thru Little Rock. I have to be back in Little Rock at the beginning of January for C130 school. So, I want to drop off the car that I'm towing in Little Rock. Can anybody currently at the base, point me in the direction of long term parking on base? Or a parking lot that will not tow a car parked for over a month? Also, the car will be packed with house hold things, such as rugs, housewares, ect, would you feel save with your car parked for about a month on base with those things visible in the car? Thanks, Jake
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    Return of Friday shirts / patches

    Thanks for the replies, fellas. Fuzz, I would appreciate it if you could check for that number. I'm actually looking to purchase a pencil tab patch that I've only been able to find on their website. Thanks.
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    Return of Friday shirts / patches

    Does anyone know if AV8R Stuff (av8rstuff.com) is still in business? I've tried emailing them and the email address is unknown. I'd like a confirmation that they are open for business before entering my credit card info into their website. I did a search on the forums and didn't find anything.
  10. I went through in March. Apparently, we were the first class that didn't used the All Weather Coat. No one displayed them. Everyone stored them in there car's. As for the ankle socks vs crew socks, no one cared. I wore ankle socks. But, whatever socks you wear has to be displayed properly. Ankle socks were a little harder to roll at first. But, you get the hang of it.
  11. Our Flt/CC allowed several people to take there tablets to the classroom once we phased up.
  12. You don't have to wear the boots that are issued. You can wear the ones you already have, assuming they are within regs. You won't be singled out. Yes, you are thinking too much into this.
  13. Know the OTSMAN? Ehh...I don't know about that. You definitely will reference it and you will use it often. But, I definitely wouldn't waste too much time trying to "know it." No matter how well you memorize or how many times you review the OTSMAN, you are going to get yelled at. There is just no way around it. So, sure, you can memorize the dinning room procedures, marching, or column of files (which is in the HAWK)...you are still going to get yelled at because you or someone else will mess something up. I just wouldn't waste my time.
  14. How hard are the tests? Not hard. But, people fail them. You will likely have at least one failure in your flight. Do they give you enough time to study? They give you the entire weekend before the test to study. But, you should try and study a half an hour to an hour every night or every other night. Are the test questions pretty straight forward? Yes. They usually throw out one or two that everyone missed. The instructors do a good job at foot stomping things you need to answer the SOBs. Just take the SOBs with you into every class and write down the answers. Don't waste your time take notes on things that won't be on the test.