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About bronxbomber252

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  1. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Shooter hat = OCP baseball cap
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Show them the reg, then ask them to show you where it is written that you need to meet what they are saying.
  3. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    IMHO, it will depend on how it is worded. From a Rescue perspective, I would like to see something like: SQ/CC can waive crew rest for real world rescue missions. Basically constrain the authority to missions where a fast decision is needed and lives depend on the mission going right now.
  4. Promotion and PRF Information

    Well... if nothing else, I don't have to worry about my board next year if this actually happens like it seems it will. (I'm a 2010 guy so my board is 2018)
  5. How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    What could possibly go wrong?
  6. Or PJ's they are highly trained, went through a tougher course than UPT, routinely fly on HH-60's and HC-130's, even wear aircrew wings.
  7. How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    Thats not really a question anyone here can answer for you. You and your family need to sit down and have a serious discussion about the pros and cons and decide what is best for all of you based on the priorities you all agree to. Adding food for thought: the C-130 is going to give you the mission closest to AFSOC while being in AMC. Very busy, very involved in tactical ops, lots of base choices including overseas. The HC-130 (ACC rescue) has its share of issues but flying style is very similar to AFSOC and and doesn't go to Cannon (Moody and DM for ops, Nellis for WIC, DM for test, and Kirtland for FTU). The main problems with the HC-130 are less involved (people don't need to be rescued very often) and a little bit of an identity crisis regarding what capabilities need to be developed or abandoned.
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    When did you go. I went about a year ago and there was a Capt in my flight who had just pinned on a few months prior and was going to be an instructor as soon as he finished.
  9. CSO drop nights

    Thank god we are getting my HC-130J CSO's we are painfully short manned. BTW, it is always CSO with the HC-J; nav went away with the HC-P
  10. https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/air-force-rolls-out-13-year-455-000-bonuses-for-fighter-pilots As a 12H, $20,000 for 5 might make sense. Assuming I make major, the timing of my next PCS and the timing of this 5 year one both ADSC's would be expiring would be the same year (roughly) and with the ADSC for my current PCS and my TA, I'd only have about a 6-9month window in which I could punch before that next PCS anyway. So basically I'd get $100,000 for what is effectively a 2 year extension. I have some contemplating to do.
  11. More Uniform Changes!

    Some 23d wing CSAR guys are wearing them, (all are authorized, just not all choose to) at Moody, DM, and Nellis.
  12. Toxic Communities

  13. As a 12H, and one who actually likes his job, here is my take on it. And it is multifaceted. HC-130's have some of the worst promotion rates in the USAF (2 years ago we had something like 2/7 make major) which makes many feel unappreciated. There are a few reasons behind this. First we do a lot of alert and waiting for stuff to happen, which rarely does. This means that we don't rack up the impressive numbers that the 12S's and other 12's do. This is especially hard when seeing the stuff a lot of the 12S's with similar aircraft and skill sets get to do and how well 11S/12S tend to do for promotions. Second, our community tends to be bad a writing and taking care of people's careers (stingy with strats, medals, etc... for example) though that part appears to be starting to improve. Aside from promotions, there is sometimes a perceived "second class citizen" status of the HC-130 guys within in the rescue community. IMHO this appears to be improving as well. Because of all of the above, many in the community feel that rescue is a dead end job so they want to get out so they can advance elsewhere. As for me, I was a civilian firefighter in High School and College who joined the air force because it seemed like a nearly as fun way to serve (compared to career firefighter) with much better pay. I found out about the HC-130 at UCT and the mission spoke to the firefighter in me and still does. But I love rescue in spite of its flaws, not in denial of them.
  14. Promotion and PRF Information

    Maybe looking through old records and trying to decide what to put on a PRF?
  15. HC-130/MC-130

    ABQ's quality and quantity of food and bars is superior to Clovis as well