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  1. What are the rules regarding VA loans and how you deconflict them when selling a home financed with a VA loan and purchasing a new home with a VA loan, like during a PCS? Does the 1st loan have to be paid in full before you have full entitlement for the 2nd loan?
  2. I'll chime in since we're talking Suunto. I've had 3, 2 of which were cores. I replace the band ($50 from Suunto) close to once per year, they go through batteries pretty fast in my opinion (a few per year), and they dont keep time very well. Highlights are that they are relatively cheap, look good, and easy to read with aviation related functions.
  3. I might have missed it but where did this article say anything about an SA-7?
  4. You should still apply in my opinion. Maybe your chances are slim to none, based on what the others are saying, but it's a definite no if you don't apply. Give them the chance to tell you no.
  5. Looks like a student trying to fly the Jay-Hi Tacan...
  6. Yeah, I'm not smart on all that stuff but, from what I understand, the State paid for my pilot training and I recall signing paperwork stating my commitment to the ANG.
  7. If selected for VLPAD and released from the ANG, does that mean my UPT service commitment is complete? I have a few years left but, if I remember correctly, I signed a commitment to the ANG. If they released me, my new commitment would be the ADSC that comes along with the VLPAD assignment obviously. What I am wondering is, do I all of the sudden become eligible for the bonus when I accept the VLPAD tour? Seems like it wouldn't work that way but it's worth a shot.
  8. I know multiple people that this has happened to. I know it probably doesn't seem like it now, but this is a good thing. The people I know who didnt get Fighter qual'd wouldn't have been successful in fighters but are successful and enjoying flying other USAF airframes. My best advice to you, pick the unit closest to where you want to live. I don't think you'll have any problem finding a Squadron to fly with.
  9. No. I'm assuming the lost confidence to lead thing implied that it wasn't flying related.
  10. If it was an aviation related incident, I'd understand the curiosity. But it's not, and this effectively just gossiping. Why does anyone here care?
  11. So if a Guard guy went Reserves, is he increasing his ALR with respect to getting tasked with an involuntary mobilization?
  12. So I've read this thread but I am not at all familiar with the process of how invol IA stuff works (if that's even the correct wording). I am all for going downrange to rain hate with the bros in my SQ. However, I'm not so sure I'd be cool with getting tasked to deploy individually and do some non-flying related job. Again, I am pretty ignorant on what kind of jobs people are getting tasked for. My main question is, does it differ from AFRC/AD/ANG. I thought this wasn't a thing in the ANG but, after reading this thread, it sounds like that is not 100% true.
  13. It's the only way to actually give any advice backed by science...
  14. I agree with this. My game plan would be consecutive VLPAD tours. Each tour is your negotiation, accepted by you, eligible for the bonus, and only 3 years long. Do that until you get your active duty retirement. I dont see the AF solving the pilot crisis anytime soon, so I think VLPAD is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
  15. Maybe not the best choice of words but it certainly sounds worse when you clip the sentence immediately following it, where I mention using lessons learned to become better and safer, out of your quote. Point was that guys should not be blindly applying someone else's technique to their jet without putting some thought into it. Teaching techniques to a young guy in the B-course is a slippery slope and, for the most part, they should just be teaching from the books. Techniques are for people with experience to understand the assumptions behind them.
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