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Champ Kind last won the day on July 8 2016

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    BPZers, maybe. But even then that seems a year or two early to actually assume command. That’s been my experience in the MAF at least. But, I’m also hearing that the leadership bench is pretty shallow, so this shouldn’t surprise me.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    2006 commissioning year group? Filling squadron cc billets?
  3. Headset questions for PPL and beyond

    I’m thinking about getting more into general aviation soon. Anyone have any personal recommendations for mil-to-civ (single to dual plug) converters (if that’s even a thing). Issued Bose A20s.
  4. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Can someone help me out and explain why the Died needs an exercise planner? Isn’t that a forward deployed base because we execute from there?
  5. Info on flight boots

    Different pots of shithole.
  6. Info on flight boots

    Ding ding ding. Yes, I was suggesting that green boots are likely on their way out. If the AF ditches ABUs for OCPs as the utility uniform, I would expect them to go with the “coyote brown” boots mentioned above. There will undoubtedly be a prolonged phase-in period as there was when BDUs went away. Because the BDU-to-ABU transition didn’t involve a new flying uniform, what I’m wondering is whether or not the green one-piece coverall flight suits will slowly go away in favor of OCP two-piece or (hopefully) if not will the brown boots for OCPs be authorized for wear with the green flight suits. In the end, it’s only $100 bucks for the Danners linked above which is a great deal for what I’ve heard is a solid boot.
  7. Info on flight boots

    What's the deal with the Danners being so inexpensive? Are sage green boots about to go the way of the black boots with OCPs supposedly about to become the new USAF uniform?
  8. AFSOC Leadership Drain

    Several navs occupying (board screened) Wg/CV positions in the C-130 community, even with the full AD transition to the (nav-less) C-130J.
  9. AFSOC Leadership Drain

    Can someone please explain this to me? I've noticed this trend in the MAF as well. The only explanation I could come up with is that most of these guys don't have airplanes any more and are able to do "other things" on staff, etc. (which is what the AF really values anyway) and that improves their looks on paper.
  10. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Pretty sure I remember him self-IDing as a troll last spring sometime.
  11. Wing Re-Org Test

    As far as I was aware, there were more O-6s than there were command opportunities. And if they start running short, they can always promote more early.
  12. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Has anyone in Congress hit up AF leadership during testimony regarding retention?
  13. Wing Re-Org Test

    Even in a large AF wing I’ve see the ability for a WG/CC to reach into a squadron, so this is really just removing the middle-man group CC. Not saying it is good or bad, but from my perspective it’s formalizing the relationship in practice since I’ve been in. Now, can senior leaders start talking about what NAFs actually do between the wing and MAJCOM?
  14. Wing Re-Org Test

    Correct me if I’m wrong but is not generally how the Army organizes at the battalion and above level?
  15. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Any updates? Is the AF T-6 fleet still grounded?