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    Flying. Not deploying. Or, at least flying while deployed.

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  1. AD Unit at Cheyenne?

    You won't be behind the LR dudes at all. It seemed we had an upper hand on them since we had more of a chance to deploy and do other real-world missions more often than the average LR bubba. You can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond at the TFI units especially if you work for the guard OG or WG/CCs since it is easier to get a decent strat from them than the CCD at LR which is next to impossible. Those play into your chances at getting a DP on your PRF come promotion time. I think the last board we had (mine) almost everyone got a DP and we had a school select (not me). I really think it is easier to be recognized for good work, but you can screw up and never recover so it goes both ways sts. Even though it is possible to get a school slot, your chances are waay better at one of the big bases. You won't be behind the LR dudes at all. It seemed we had an upper hand on them since we had more of a chance to deploy and do other real-world missions more often than the average LR bubba. You can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond at the TFI units especially if you work for the guard OG or WG/CCs since it is easier to get a decent strat from them than the CCD at LR which is next to impossible. Those play into your chances at getting a DP on your PRF come promotion time. I think the last board we had (mine) almost everyone got a DP and we had a school select (not me). I really think it is easier to be recognized for good work, but you can screw up and never recover so it goes both ways sts. Even though it is possible to get a school slot, your chances are waay better at one of the big bases.
  2. AD Unit at Cheyenne?

    Your Guard CC has OPCON over day-to-day missions. The AD CC has ADCON so he deals with all of your awards and promotions etc. So yes, you are competing with everyone under the 19 AW which includes all of the LR units, and the TFI units at Cheyenne, COS, and Keesler. You or your Sq/CC have to get creative if you want facetime with your senior rater when it comes time for promotion, otherwise you might not actually meet him face-to-face at any point by virtue of being at a GSU. As far as Sq jobs, the AD guys have their own duties like CCE/ADO/Tactics/Scheduling etc. The Guard also has their own folks in those shops. The AD and Guard Sq/CCs have offices right next to each other. So do the ADOs and DOs. When I left, the Guard did not really have a Sq/CCE (at least not a formal one), and they really felt they had no need for an OG/CCE, so an AD guy actually fills that spot. I did it for a while and really just ended up doing SQ-level CCE duties.
  3. AD Unit at Cheyenne?

    For anyone who cares for a housing opinion. I would say the married guys were split 50/50 between Fort Collins/Wellington and Cheyenne. It seems that a majority of the single guys chose to live in FoCo which makes sense with the college right there and a bunch of cool bars. We (wife and son) lived in Wellington and we really liked it. It is nice to be close to FoCo without having to deal with the morning traffic and we hated Cheyenne itself so there wasn't a chance we were living there. It took me about 10 minutes to get to the bars in FoCo and about 25-30 minute commute to work during the work. It worked well for us. It was definitely a good deal assignment, but 4 years of that wind and snow was more than sufficient.
  4. AD Unit at Cheyenne?

    Yeah, except you guys just had a school select on your last Major promotion board.
  5. MAFFS C-130 Crash in South Dakota

    Tuesday, 10 July, @ 0900L at the NC Air National Guard, Charlotte, NC in hanger 4 (the fuel cell). Uniform is Flight Suit, ABU, or Service Dress if you like. The 61st AS will be providing trans out of LR. (just got this text from a friend)
  6. ACSC OLMP?

    Did they seem to actually care about the content or were they mostly checking on formatting and page count (like the rest of the classes). Thanks for the reply.
  7. ACSC OLMP?

    I have finished all of the classes for the leadership concentration except the thesis. I was wondering about the thesis class (RE2) and how it is run. Are you expected to basically have the paper written prior to the class or is there time to knock it out in the 8 week time frame of the class?
  8. Gucci Girls Fly Tanker

    ...and not a single f**k was given that day.
  9. Anyone had experience interviewing at the Memphis unit? Laid back? Formal/informal? Any weird questions?
  10. Military retirement under attack

    We had a CC/call with Schwartz the other day and he was advocating for having a TSP-only retirement where the gov would match a portion of your contribution, similar to a civilian 401K. He also said he was for grandfathering present AF personnel under the old system.
  11. C-5 Galaxy (Fred) info

    After my next assignment I am seriously thinking about getting out and joining the Memphis unit but I have heard some rumors about their planes. I was told they are having issues with funds for the AMP mods and might shut down. Have any of you heard anything like this? Thanks for the help.
  12. Approach charts for OTBH

    Which "vag" status do you gain by NOT lowering your landing gear at Bagram? Or maybe setting 4 engines on fire at Kandahar?
  13. General C-130 Hercules questions

    You sure about that one?
  14. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Had any run-ins with the current Herk Sq/CC?
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