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  1. RUMINT: AD FTU F16s to Kelly Field

    I remember the ramp at MacDill being loaded with F-16s and a bunch of other iron back in 1994 prior to the Haitian Vacation.
  2. The 105s were awesome and the easiest thing ever. It was too easy sometimes as we had a few get busted for signing them on a swing thru on the way to their airline commute. Needless to say, the process changed thereafter.
  3. I have the change message. I haven’t read it yet since it’s the weekend and it wasn’t pressing. I’ll forward it to your .mil.
  4. The word is the Bureau is short-handed. Things are taking forever. It’s hard to get anything pushed thru unless you personally know someone up there in A1. I do not and it’s like a black hole when packets go there. Pipeliners’s packets seem to move a little faster than already rateds, which doesn’t really make sense.
  5. Must be a young un.
  6. I think @17D_guy may be the only one. I’ll get my lone 17D to check-in here. He will definitely be able to answer your questions. He and the shop NCOIC broke down the difference between a 3D0 and 3D1 for me, but I’d rather he explains instead of me.
  7. I’m interested in seeing the responses. I not highly confident there are many Cyber Warriors perusing this forum.
  8. Who cares, it’s numbers. Papote do what’s right for you and don’t worry about the recruiter. Contact an ANG unit with a Cyber group and talk directly to them. I think the one on my base is posting an officer position as well. Can’t speak to their manning numbers, but they should at least talk to you.
  9. Cut the order for 179, break order for whatever amount of time, cut new order. Total seasoning time?
  10. Drone Pilots: We Don’t Get No Respect

    The missions I know about are legit and I do remember the days of moving stuff around, but RPA is different. After reading this article this morning, my kids were watching Disney’s Planes. There’s a line in the movie where Dusty is arguing with Skipper about how he’s a crop duster-he’s flown thousands of miles but he has never been anywhere. All I could think of are these young 18Xs that will never get to go anywhere. I couldn’t imagine 20 yrs of this, and in constant combat ops. PM me if you want to talk
  11. Drone Pilots: We Don’t Get No Respect

    Thread revival: https://warontherocks.com/2018/01/forever-deployed-combat-dwell-reform-mq-9-crews-beyond-overdue/
  12. Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    Is this time as well. Formal training is also exempt. Our Technicians are furloughed, will report Monday with expectation of being sent home if agreement isn’t reached. Us AGRs are business as usual.
  13. Chances of Being Deployed Nat'l Guard

    Almost 26 yrs in the ANG and I’ve never been anywhere that I didn’t volunteer to go.
  14. I understand how the pt totals work. But the AD retirement for a DSG is all WOM until I see some proof. I get a lot of “I know someone who knows someone” that did it. I have also heard it mentioned before about giving a DSG an AD retirement somehow has an effect on big blue’s end strength number or something-maybe unfunded or unexpected expense since big blue didn’t have vis on this individual. Seems a little far-fetched, but who knows. I think the resistance for us is at our JFHQ level. I’m an AGR, so this doesn’t affect me. But I think folks that have the points should be able to retire with the benefits.
  15. Is this written in a reg somewhere? No DSG in my state, to my knowledge, has been able to be granted a full AD retirement once they have accrued one. Only AGRs have been granted the retirement. We are arguing that it is possible, but have no written proof, and usually meet resistance from the state level. Granted we have not actually filed paperwork since none of our folks has reached the mark yet (we are trying to lead turn it). But a few will reach the mark in the next year or 2 and we believe they have rightly earned a full AD retirement. With a very large number in the next 3-7 years (nature of current mission). We know other states have done this, but no one has provided any documentation. I can’t argue the point to state leadership on WOMs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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