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  1. bronxbomber252

    Abnormal Corneal Topography

    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.
  2. bronxbomber252

    Abnormal Corneal Topography

    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.
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    KC-46A Info

    Brings up an interesting question.. if Aircraft I fires the missile, and aircraft B guides it, who gets the kill/green star?
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    Abnormal Corneal Topography

    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.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    We had local guidance and Moody and DM, but that was all rescinded when the new AF guidance came out and we just follow said guidance.
  6. bronxbomber252

    Abnormal Corneal Topography

    Thanks man!
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    New BAH rates are out.

    Up about $200 for an O-3 at DM.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    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.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    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.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Not sure where you got pin on from my post, I expressly stated sew on or velcro...
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    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)
  12. None in salary, but they get their bonus tax free (even if way more than CMSAF montly) if deployed
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    Buffs - What can’t they do?

    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!
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    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
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Massif makes an OCP version of that exact uniform. We have a couple people testing them at our squadron. They love it.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    At least on the newer versions they have pencil pockets under the flap of the left sleeve pocket so they solved that issue.
  17. Was given this with word that the official announcement will be today:
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    How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    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
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    Wing Re-Org Test

    Curious how this model would be applied to wings like the 55th and 23d which both have multiple ops groups including GSU ops groups.
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    Su-25 Down in Syria

    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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    Herk Down

    Go under blue four news, then scroll down to the Mishap Summary Briefs (MSB). It should be one of the top two
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    More Uniform Changes!

    The Flight approved OCP jackets cost way more than even my fully loaded A2 from pops.
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    F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

    Its not just the loads making fun of you... That said I am sure the KC-10/135 crews make fun of us for falling off the boom at 200KCAS while we are at or near max continuous and they have their flaps hanging. (HC-130J guy)
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    Leadership at the 'Deid

    Shooter hat = OCP baseball cap