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  1. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Unfortunately no. Basically everything but. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    They gave me the authority to stand up a new test unit and do O-5 things, but that experience doesn’t really matter apparently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Yup. Granted, I wasn’t in the program yet when the board happened, or even have a push on my PRF to say I was going, because it was a very last minute program. So I have a small amount of hope for the next board since supposedly they’re supposed to be emphasizing it more on the boards now (which was the whole reason the program I was I was stood up in the first place). Even more baffling though is that I was passed over with a Sq/CC equivalent position the last two years (no C-code, but OPR and PRF say it), and a #1/69 Major strat from the OG. But you know all those strats I didn’t have as a captain while I was at Test Pilot School are the death knell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. olevelo

    Hurricane Michael

    Y’all obviously didn’t actually watch the video.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hurricane Michael

    I can’t believe they left all those F-22 Joint Strike Fighters there when they knew a hurricane was coming and they could fly them out of there or put them on a truck... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Yeah, as said above it should have been mentioned in the letter if you were 1APZ. You have 60 days to accept. On myPers, under Promotion, then Selective Continuation Information, there’s some general information, then at the bottom a link to the specific 18B Major’s Board for this particular board. That’s where it lists this board’s critical skills, such as all pilots, a couple of CSO’s, engineers, and a few others like folks in degree programs. Those are the folks that are supposed to be offered 24 years, everyone else just 20. However, I fall in two of those critical buckets and my letters only said 20 and everyone’s trying to figure out why. Yes letters, because I got one from my previous Wing CC, one from AFIT, and one from the ROTC Det CC at the school where I’m attached to while in school! And yeah, the 20 versus 24 matters because I’m trying to make sure they don’t kick me out of the PhD program if I’m continued to 20! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Much less than a coin flip. Almost a 1 in 3 chance now. I feel like a couple years ago it was around 45-48%, but maybe I’m thinking of the O-4 board. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    True. But you still have the problem of the SR’s who still think APZ’s can’t be promoted so they don’t give them any push at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Thanks, you rock! I’m surprised APZ was worse this year than last. You’d really think when you’re short on people you would promote more. Guess they have a different plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    By DP I assume you mean MPF. I did and they think they did it right. They said to talk to AFPC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Thanks. Can you post the APZ version of image 3? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Was anyone on the critical skills list but only continued to 20 instead of 24? I can’t tell if they just screwed up the paperwork, or if the board actually screwed up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I was going to ask the same thing. Can someone take screenshots or something? I don’t have NIPR access for the next 3 years, and RAW isn’t available on the neutered AFPC Secure. I could always ask someone else to email it but figure there’s a bunch of other folks on here who would like to see. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. olevelo

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Looking cool >>>> comfort Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Those are all good points, and I was just pointing out that you can get more from moving to GS with less time than some folks realize. But nothing compares to the check of the month club. That’s why when I got un-RIF’d three years ago I chose coming back to active duty to finish out rather than continue as a GS and IMA, even knowing that I was unlikely to make O-5. The math worked out heavily in favor of that path. If there were more potential AGR opportunities for a guy like me (test nav), the calculus likely would have been different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I’m not sure why you keep talking about 55. A common misconception about GS retirement is the amount of time you have to serve. After 5 years you’re vested and can collect retirement when you’re 60/62. Even if you worked when you were 20-25. Obviously it wouldn’t be worth much. But if you’ve bought back 12 years of military service, now you’re looking at a 17 year retirement check. For 5 years of work. Just like the military, every year is worth more. And if you hit 20 or 30 years then there are some additional benefits. But 5 years is all you need. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. olevelo

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Luckily tan and coyote are completely different! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Apparently the rated shortage isn’t as bad as they make it seem. And we only need Majors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Dang man, that’s messed up! I just logged in to see if anyone’s heard yet and was about to join the chorus looking for it! I’m at a civilian institution PhD program so I’m not liking my chances of actually getting notified before the list gets posted to mypers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. We typically refer to non-grads as “test engineers”, while the grads get the full FTE status. Obviously the non-grads have different responsibilities, but the more experienced ones (even as Lt’s) can end up being nearly indistinguishable from grads. And it’s the best way to get your foot in the door to TPS. Edwards has a lot more flying jobs for 62E’s than Eglin, but there are some on the wetter side. The grad positions have an X-code and a different shredout, but non-grads can typically fill the slots too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. olevelo

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Which is really weird, since the OCP paragraphs allow it! Also, for OCP's, it appears that wings are mandatory, so as the others said, now we have to get more velcro added...but maybe not for A2CU's, since there's separate guidance?! Also disappointing they made blousing required for OCP's. And you can roll the cuffs up (but not sure if OCP's have the same cuffs as A2CU's?). This note was curious: NOTE: After 1 April 2021, the 100% cotton Fire-Retardant OCP will not be used as an alternative for the 50% cotton/50% nylon OCP. The Fire-Retardant OCP is not authorized or intended for wear by all Airmen. Only Airmen in jobs that have occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) requirements for wear of the 100% cotton Fire-Retardant OCP (i.e. deployed Airmen operating in outside the wire mission sets) will be authorized to wear this distinctive uniform/equipment item. So will the Chiefs be after all the rated staff wearing A2CU's instead of OCP's? I'm not buying both dammit... Finally, how about this one?! (Add) 8.12.3.3. A survival vest, body armor, or restraint harness will be worn over the A2CU coat during all flight operations with the coat worn outside the trousers. If none of these can be worn over the coat, the coat will be tucked into the trousers.
  22. That’s what I thought. I seem to remember some scenario where you can keep part of a bonus or other special pay, but I think it was some very special circumstance.
  23. For those that haven’t seen the chatter on the CSO FB page, a new version of the PSDM is coming out tomorrow, expanding eligibility to all uncommitted CSO’s with pre-FY18 commitments; ie all of us old guys, finally! 12M’s included. 20k or 25k per year, up to 9 years, 50% up front. There’s some expanded pilot stuff too, but who cares about that. Scenario question: say a late rated guy has the option of 9 years, which would take him to 25 years TFCSD (or whatever it’s called), which is under the 24 YAS limit for the bonus, but then gets twice passed over, limiting him to 24 years due to HYT...do they have to pay back the year of bonus, or do they get it anyway because they committed to it but the AF said nah, never mind? Also assume in the mid scenario that this guy already had something else that was gong to commit him to 24 years anyway, so the 8 year option is a no-brainer.
  24. My guess is that if you’ve already elected 24, you’re stuck with an adsc that takes you to 22. However, if you only elected 20, they may not be able to enforce the 22 adsc. Just a guess though.
  25. olevelo

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Line numbers always come from date of rank of previous rank, then some other orders that I can’t ever keep straight, such as USAFA class rank and last four. “Ranking” off the board has never been part of it.
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