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Fuzz last won the day on September 25 2016

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  1. Fuzz

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Couldn't find a better place to put this; I wonder if Gen Johns will cite himself as a contributing factor to the issue by driving out a lot of experienced pilots from his time as AMC/CC. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/11/07/congress-names-aviation-crisis-panel-members/?utm_campaign=Socialflow+MIL&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
  2. I know an SFS O-5 that's on their 2nd SQ/CC tour (one before IDE/Staff).
  3. KMWH is busy pretty fricken busy between the flight school, Boeing test flights, test flights from some other companies, regular GA traffic, firefighters in the summer, McChords primary AUX field (3 squadrons + the C-17 WIC), and the Growlers out of Whidbey. The airspace is wide open sure but Moses is on any given weekday is about as busy as a UPT base already.
  4. Oh good and you're a TPS grad to boot, great job AF. 🙄
  5. Wait the AF selected you and is paying to get a PhD but you aren't good enough to make O-4? YGFSM!
  6. Most of your points have to deal with a failure to embrace emerging technology (much like the VR debates going on elsewhere here). Not failing to teach future air force pilots basic airmanship. If you want to go along the line of limited resources, the majority of our aircraft (to include fighters) no longer have production lines; is not in our interest to give our pilots training that not only keeps them from having to eject but also potentially recovers a tens of million to hundreds of million dollar aircraft that's no longer in production?
  7. In other news the sky is blue.
  8. Fuzz

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    The C-17 crews have been wearing patches similar to those above with duty positions (Pilot, Load, Chief, Raven) the left shoulder flap of the A2CUs for a while now. A lot of people get all worked up about it, since it's not allowed per the AFI but SF, Fire and AE crews all get special patches because who knows why.
  9. I have nothing against AFWERX but calling for ideas when the PTN v1.0 outbrief is still not released and making the claim to make pilots faster with the same quality is putting the cart before the horse. The degredation in quality in new pilots who actually flew planes before they got their wings is evident so I can't wait to see how these ones perform.
  10. "Faster but same"
  11. Fuzz

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    I can't speak for the loadmasters, but the copilot got a PCS to another C-17 base (don't know where CP is now) and the AC got picked up for a unique opportunity which he took. Its a shame because I only got the opportunity to work with him once and he was far from the "reckless cowboy" Allardick accused him of being.
  12. Fuzz

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Update the WG/CC just issued clarification that 2 pieces were authorized for everyday wear.
  13. Did you book your tickets through TMO? Did your dependents get paid for only the day they traveled? I'm flying them to family versus the next duty location since I'm taking leave enroute.
  14. Along these lines, making a PCS from west coast to east coast. We want to ship one car and fly the wife and kid ahead to family while I make the drive in our other car with the dogs. I get the mileage reimbursement for the shipped car. I wasn’t aware they would pay for airline tickets. How does per diem work for my wife and kid? Is it a constructed travel cost type deal (won’t reimburse past what they’d pay in total cost for a drive etc)? I’ve dug through here and the JTR but looking for first hand experience to be able to throw the bullshit flag at Finance.
  15. Fuzz

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    We’ve been specifically told that the OCP guidance does not apply to the two piece flight suits. We aren’t allowed to wear A2CU outside of flight duties.
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