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BeerMan

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BeerMan last won the day on September 10 2017

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  1. BeerMan

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Truth. It’s not just your base, it’s all of the bases.
  2. BeerMan

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Duck...I don’t know you and I wish you the best. For about 179ish pages you’ve been trying to get the Air Force to let you separate, and have regaled us with your tales of the ups and downs. I don’t know why and I don’t need to know why. Again, I wish you the best. In regards to inquiring about involintary separation pay, when you voluntarily said you really, really, REALLY want to separate, are you surprised some of us think it’s not quite right that you pursue additional funds because you got what you wanted? Again, I don’t know you and I wish you the best. It’s not about you in this example. You are probably a great dude, but the outside perception is that you’ve been screaming to get out, you got what you wanted, and now you asked about getting paid for an “involuntary” separation. That kind of attitude hurts the rest of us man. Just an observation. Not an indightment of your career in the Air Force. I’m with Slack on this one. Maybe just take the debrief comment and move on?
  3. BeerMan

    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Or you could say nothing and wait for the SIB. Rule #1...anyone...anyone?
  4. BeerMan

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    YMMV but I thought being a flight commander was awesome. You're literally running the day to day ops of the squadron, flying upgrades, making Ops related decisions, and looking out for your people. Yes there is some OPR and awards BS, and you sit some SOF but at the 6-8 year point you need to learn those things and if you have a good ADO, DO, & CC you shouldn't be doing too much of it. I can't speak for the MAF but the above comment is abnormal in the CAF. Sure every community has their penguins and queep monsters but that is the exception not the norm. Most majors I've worked with (in a fighter squadron) or had work for me were a credible IPs. The majority of CCs and DOs I've had were either weapons officers or a very credible IPs. Most could get shit handled, show up 5 mins prior, kick ass and still teach you how to get better next time. Maybe I'm an anomaly but pretty much everyone usually wants to fly in my community.
  5. BeerMan

    New SOS in-correspondence

    I thought SOS by correspondence was dead? Are you saying it’s back?
  6. BeerMan

    Promotion and PRF Information

    A lot of saltiness in this thread... I do believe CAF pilots should led the service for many of the reasons mentioned above, but that aside how is Lori not qualified to be a senior leader? She was a line IP/weapons officer for the first 13 years in the Air Force. Went to school, was a WIC SQ/CC, OG and Wing/CC x 2. She's had 2 "exec" type jobs totaling less than 2 year over 34 years of service. She led the House office of SAF/LL (Secretary of the Air Force Legislative Liaison) and led the entire SAF/LL division. Last time I checked, we could use a senior leader or two that knows how to handle Capitol Hill. She didn't do anything other than war fighting work for 13 years...and its more like 15 years because you probably are a bit more tactical as a WIC SQ/CC. Anyhow, I don't work for her, but I have heard that she is well liked. As far as "qualifications" that most of us sport bitch about what else do you want? ASSIGNMENTS Line ABM - 1. January 1982 - June 1982, Student, Basic Air Weapons Controller School, Tyndall AFB, Fla. Line ABM - 2. June 1982 - January 1983, Air Weapons Controller, Homestead AFB, Fla. IP/Line ABM 3. January 1983 - January 1985, Instructor Air Weapons Controller and live-fire senior director, 81st Range Control Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla. Overseas Line IP/AMB/Shop Chief in the PI! 4. January 1985 - February 1986, Chief of Training; and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 848th Air Control and Weapons Squadron, Wallace Air Station, the Philippines Neilis WIC Controller - 5. February 1986 - September 1986, Air Weapons Controller, Air Weapons Controller Division, Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. Nellis WUG (in the 8th no less) 6. September 1986 - December 1986, Student, Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. Nellis WIC Instructor 7. December 1986 - October 1989, Instructor and Course Manager, Air Weapons Control Division, Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. PACAF Staff DO 8. October 1989 - August 1992, Chief of Current Operations and command briefer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii Line ABM 9. August 1992 - May 1993, Air Weapons Controller, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla. Wing Weapons Officer 10. June 1993 - June 1994, Chief, Weapons and Tactics Branch, 965th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla. School 11. July 1994 - June 1995, Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. School 12. June 1995 - September 1995, Student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va. DC Staff 13. September 1995 - December 1997, Command, Control and Communications Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, and executive assistant to the Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va. WIC ABM CC Training 14. December 1997 - June 1998, Student, mission crew commander training, Nellis AFB, Nev. WIC SQ/CC 15. June 1998 - February 2000, Commander, Command and Control Operations Division, Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. ACC Exec 16. February 2000 - July 2001, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va. School (outside the AF) 17. July 2001 - June 2002, Air Force Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. ABM OG 18. June 2002 - August 2004, Commander, 552nd Operations Group, Tinker AFB, Okla. (March 2003 - May 2003, Vice Commander, 405th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia) Intel Wing CC 19. August 2004 - August 2005, Commander, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas CAG Director - Pentagon 20. August 2005 - September 2006, Director, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Led SAF/LL-House, Congress experience 21. Sep 2006 - May 2007, Chief, Air Force House Liaison Office, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, D.C. ABM Wing Commander 22. May 2007 - August 2008, Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla. Staff 23. September 2008 - October 2010, Deputy Director for Force Application and Support, Directorate of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Commander of SAF/LL, more Congressional experience 24. October 2010 - June 2012, Director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. CENTCOM - 25. June 2012 - April 2013, Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia. ACC Vice/CC - 26. May 2013 - October 2014, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va. PACAF CC 27. October 2014 - May 2016, Commander, Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. NORTHCOM/CC (Combatant Commander) 28. May 2016 - Present, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). Colorado Springs, Colo.
  7. BeerMan

    Promotion and PRF Information

    She’s an ABM, weapon officer, and well liked.
  8. BeerMan

    New BAH rates are out.

    Reposting from last year. This isn’t new. It’s been in place for 4 years. Next year it will at 95%. It could be much worse, and almost was. TLDR - McCain’s staff didn’t make it any worse this year. There’s always next year. DoD is trying to protect your BAH as compensation, the Senate Armed Services Committee does not see it that way. Right or wrong, those are the facts.
  9. BeerMan

    New BAH rates are out.

    Remember that you’re only getting 96% of the determined amount in 2018, and by 2019 it will only be 95%. Hence the reason that housing prices may have gone up or stayed he same, but your BAH went down.
  10. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    Control Zone BFM...then Fox 3? A kill is a kill, and good on him, but a golden opportunity to use the gun...
  11. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    Meh. When was the last A-A kill? Kosovo? Does that mean we should stop training to A-A? When was the last SAM shoot down? WWDS1?Does that mean we should stop practicing a SAM Weave? I’d still take a gun over an extra 500 lbs of fuel, or whatever else. There would need to be a significant trade off IMHO to give it up. People get gunned in Red Flag weekly. But you’re right we need to train smarter. I’m not sure what 2 seconds of bullets is going to get you in an F-35, plus the creation of the 25mm round. Sounds like a bad idea but no one asked me.
  12. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    And no offense but you and Clark sound like you’re on the payroll!
  13. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    No argument from the OA-X standpoint, not my lane and honestly from outside my lane, twin engine, range, payload, and basically fitting into “how we operate as an Air Force” makes sense to me, especially over a turbo prop. Light attack, ISR, whatever...go nuts! But this is the T-38 replacement thread. Are you arguing that it should be the T-38 replacement?
  14. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    Oh, and Scorpion sounds cool but it’s far from a production ready, COTS or proven concept. It’s akin to going to Maytag and asking them to build you a new HDTV. Can they do it? Probably. Maybe? But it ain’t going to be tomorrow, and it ain’t going to be cheap.
  15. BeerMan

    Future T-38 replacement?

    A single aircraft UPT makes sense. Economies of scale for training, Mx, logistics, etc. Flying time/experience seems to be the #1 concern from UPT grads and new CAF and MAF pilots alike. Scorpion or T-50, or Boeing...really any of them could fit that bill. But all 3 jets are $20-30M a copy. We don’t have $8.7B lying around ($25M x 350 = $8.7B). Even if we did we’d need some serious proof that the money spent on UPT jets was worth it when we could spend it on any number of tactical upgrades for our current fleet. I think they want to cut the fighter FTUs, and get guys close enough in something then throw them in an F35. Makes sense if we’re really going to buy 1300+. Get your experience up at $5k and hour before you move on to $50k and hour. But I think they will need to extend T-6s, or IFF or something. There is no replacement for # of sorties. Sims help with tactical repetition stuff, and they are awesome at some high end stuff, but you can’t kill yourself in a sim. You don’t know what you don’t know, and no matter how many times an IP tells you to watch out for something it never really sinks in until you experience it yourself firsthand. Self preservation is a seriously powerful motivating factor. Cheers, Beerman
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