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Everything posted by bronxbomber252

  1. Did they change the lengths of the courses recently? When I did it in 2013 the ASPM (aviation safety program manager) course was a week and AMIC (Aviation mishap investigator course) was 3 weeks.
  2. When I was going through Kirtland, there was a guy who was at the MC-130H FTU who had already gone through Little Rock and had a clean C-130H form 8 who washed out of the MC-H course and was separated, not allowed to go back to slick herks... thought that was the dumbest thing ever.
  3. For initial physicals there is also a minimum uncorrected requirement (when I joined it was 20/100 or 20/70, can’t remember exactly) that once you have your wings can deteriorate further without disqualifying you.
  4. That can’t happen if they parachute is worn correctly with the leg straps on. If the leg straps aren’t on then it won’t matter since the poor bastard will just fall out of the parachute harness and separate from the parachute.
  5. This, we should have stuck to blue thread like the BDU and ABU. Looks different, has some heritage, etc... but leave it on an OCP background.
  6. I am a CSO so I wouldn’t be eligible for REACT anyway. So no, I was not put in the study. As for monitoring, the waiver does not require monitoring as long as I still pass the normal vision tests. The optometrist wants to re-map every year but that is not required for the waiver.
  7. Brings up an interesting question.. if Aircraft I fires the missile, and aircraft B guides it, who gets the kill/green star?
  8. Quick follow up for anyone who searches this. My waiver was approved in less than a month. The waiver is indefinite so no renewals required.
  9. We had local guidance and Moody and DM, but that was all rescinded when the new AF guidance came out and we just follow said guidance.
  10. Situation: I am an HC-130J CSO who has been flying for 8 years. Recently I went to get corneal topography done as part of the workup for LASIK/PRK. During this they found abnormal corneal topography in my left eye. The optometrist said it shouldn’t affect my vision but it is DQ for surgery, no big deal, but the flight doc called me the next day saying I am now DNIF pending a waiver. Vision details: my current RX is Left (S -1.50, C -1.00, A 170) right (S -1.25, C -1.25, A 013) I see 20/15 corrected in both eyes, perfect depth perception and color vision. I show no symptoms of any other eye issues. Question: how good are my odds at a waiver here? The flight doc sent the paperwork up and said the process is usually 1-2 months. I really want to keep flying I even signed a bonus, but this has me worried.
  11. I think we should go blue as well, if we have to be different lets do it with heritage, we had blue thread on all the previous utility uniforms.
  12. The footwear portion of 36-2903 for the bag says any boot in [insert range of paragraphs here]. The new memo adds the brown boots to one of those paragraphs. I have been wearing my brown boots with my bag for about a month now.
  13. Not sure where you got pin on from my post, I expressly stated sew on or velcro...
  14. They go in the same place as on the ABU’s and BDU’s before that. You have the choice of either adding velcro for the wings, or sewing everything on (wings, tapes, rank)
  15. None in salary, but they get their bonus tax free (even if way more than CMSAF montly) if deployed
  16. Maybe we should make an HB-52 lol... after all we did use converted strategic bombers (SB-17 & SB-29) for rescue in the 50’s. In all seriousness that is awesome!
  17. our guys are wearing OCP patrol caps home station and OCP ball caps down range regardless of whether they wear the regular OCP 2-piece or the OCP Massif 2 piece
  18. Massif makes an OCP version of that exact uniform. We have a couple people testing them at our squadron. They love it.
  19. At least on the newer versions they have pencil pockets under the flap of the left sleeve pocket so they solved that issue.
  20. Was given this with word that the official announcement will be today:
  21. I’m and HC-J guy. Here is the basic rundown of my impressions and opinion as: HC pros: -More predictable deployment cycle -No Cannon -cool mission(when we get to do it) -platform itself and usage evolving in a very good way -good deal TDY’s HC cons -only have DM, Moody, Kirtland (schoolhouse) so no overseas locations -rarely get to execute the mission -don’t rack up hours as fast -ACC doesn’t really understand us -in current form our platform is not utilized as well as it could be, things are improving but that is no guarantee MC pros -lots of flying in lots of places -awesome bases(except cannon) including oconus -better utilized -awesome mission -MAJCOM that knows, understands, and cares about the MWS MC cons -Cannon -cannon -Cannon -erratic deployment schedule that can be very unpredictable -if you have a family you won’t see them much
  22. Curious how this model would be applied to wings like the 55th and 23d which both have multiple ops groups including GSU ops groups.
  23. In the HC-130, we fly with an M9 and M4 each, and (in some AOR’s) M203’s mounted on our loadmaster’s M4’s. We also fly with bunch of illumination flares in the cargo hold that can melt through the floor. Pyro on the plane doesn’t bother me as long as people are properly trained.
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