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  1. WSO or CSO? Eventually everything will be ACJ. The 16th will be the last to convert and that timeline continues to shift right. However, if your concern is whether or not you'll go cannon someday...gunships are not for you. I used to go to pcola graduations but got tired of the "do you get any cool TDYs, will I go to Europe, how do I stay away from cannon, what's the easiest thing to fly in AFSOC" questions.
  2. From what I was told 3+ years ago... not much of that matters to be honest. The awards should be a mechanism to push you to a senior rater strat. With no strat they don't mean much by themselves. The board cares about strats period. Who they are from.. what kind of strat... etc. Your flying has little to do with an O5 board. They care about leadership potential.. so evaluator, combat hours, checkrides... matters for not much for your O5 board. Not my words.. just what I've been told.
  3. And that's what I'm getting at.. there are folks that simply do not belong here. Yet they wanted a shot so we waste time and resources on them. From what I understand, AFSOC did't take people out of the pipeline initially but either manning of feelings drove that to change. Now, we are not allowed to screen/interview or anything of the sort.
  4. Not sure if....serious...
  5. Honestly something nothing I've ever understood is the idea of "not allowed to screen" prior to entering training. We've asked for years to be able vet people coming to gunships but were told that we are not allowed to screen people any longer. Everyone gets a chance at the trophy. So if that's the case.. how is it U2s can hold interviews yet other communities cannot?
  6. I think it was 96%? Either way...
  7. Any details on any of you getting passed over? P? DP? I'm a 4 APZ with a DP..
  8. I pulled out a DP for my O5 board 2APZ... Noticed that 2017 LAF APZ DPs were a 96% selection rate. Anyone have any specific numbers or what the 4% non-selects were?
  9. Based on the inadvertent discharges of M9s I have heard about.. I don't need/want a crew full of people with grenades.
  10. Is there a specific process that anyone knows about or has been through as far as having them removed as a VA approved builder? VA doesn't have any great info on it it seems and am getting transferred to every department.
  11. What do you mean a RIF board? RIF everyone at 20 years type of thing? Or RIF based on something else?
  12. Great... so now passed over folks will have multiple OPRs with no strats on top because they were cast aside after getting passed over. So.... not everyone will reallllly be treated like they are all IPZ... so.... nothing changes.
  13. My wife and I are currently trying to build our house in FL... pretty much the most miserable experience ever. Looks like we might actually close this time but have a question on our storage. We moved here last week of Oct and put most everything in storage. We got the extension until 1 May I believe, but the house won't be done until about September. From the few folks I've talked to, building a house is not a good enough reason for more storage time. He said he's currently paying $750+ a month for storage and the government is no longer liable for damages. Are there any reasons that an additional extension could be granted?
  14. I did do a RoV.. they came back saying they supported the first appraisal. However this helped us. We looked at different builders and found one that would do it for a lot less...and we are building 3400 sq ft vs 2650.. We didn't even realize the builder was rolling their in house RA commissions into the cost. So we did learn, and it did protect us, but there are still a few things that are funky about the VA appraisals. For example.. we have a covered patio that spans the entire back of the house. A comp the appraiser used had 2 covered patios on the back. Less square footage, but because there was a break in the patio it counted as 2.. so if I cut out say.. 4 feet in the middle of our patio and made it 2 smaller instead of one long patio it would add $5000... see what I mean? That's just dumb.
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