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Bode last won the day on February 12 2017

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  1. I looked into the Skillbridge. Some key details 1-Military approved program 2-unpaid internship 3-there is a website that shows the approved internships based on location I will see if I can find that for ya. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It really depends on a multitude of things: you, your family, your career ambitions (non-flying), your flying ambitions, where you are ok with living, and bunch other things. If given the chance I wouldn’t change a thing (other than maybe turning down one opportunity recently). I actually hit the end of my 10 year flying commitment this month and I can say it has been fun. Yes there are some rough times, but the good times outweigh them. I will also say I rolled into everything a bit older. I was ok with not being the #1 exec in the wing, put me in safety and let me do my thing. I knew early on my family was more important than spending those extra hours getting in good with the boss or trying to win that quarterly award. In all I would do it again without a second thought. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    UPT Next

    It varies drastically, there are times when APTers are waiting months and other times where we are pushing them as soon as they show up. When I left Laughlin we were actually giving the students academics (completely optional to attend). However there are multiple problems with just letting them go nuts over in the sim building. They aren’t allowed to use the sims with 330 degrees vis because way back when a student damaged one going in there by themselves. Also, how do you keep an even playing field for competition of track and assignments? What if Bill has 3 months of flying the sim and Bob was a late rate who showed two weeks before his class? Is that “fair”? In reality it sounds awesome. I remember going into the UTD (no visuals) and flying my entire profile when I was a student which I thought helped a ton. The students can still do and and use the IFT. However, instead of that students complain they don’t have gym time and can’t go to lunch during class. Also, they now get a checkride while in phase 1 which I believe has helped a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I taught ALS about a dozen years ago. Between OTS, ASBC, and SOS I have seen quite a bit of the curriculum regurgitated through the schools was what we taught at ALS to include some of the case studies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Downtown aviations Duchess is down until the end of July. Just talked with them the other day. Has to have an engine replaced. Crazy Carl is still doing his thing in Mississippi. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I guess what I don’t understand is why we wait when the info is already available? If we’ve selected people for school why not let them know so they can start making life decisions? Also if they turn it down why not give the alternates more time as well to figure life out? I know it’s not just this we play keep a secret but it drives me insane. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I guess what I don’t understand is why we wait when the info is already available? If we’ve selected people for school why not let them know so they can start making life decisions? Also if they turn it down why not give the alternates more time as well to figure life out? I know it’s not just this we play keep a secret but it drives me insane. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Almost positive you will unless your family come with (on the orders). I know we have been running low on spare Lts to do the odd taskers so my guess is there is space. There will be the AFA/ROTC influx so if you can get here after that there may be a chance. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I failed the initial test during my medical. Since I was already accepted into the program we did some different tests which worked out a hell of a lot better. Don’t quit now. Oh and I still suck at the stupid circles during every PHA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This was the topic for a paper from 2017. Not sure if it’s still this terrible. Just reading the topic made me want to drop the class. I think this paper was 1800-2000 words if I remember close to right. In Lesson 6 of the Warfare Studies course, Roger Spiller outlined six propositions in his essay, "War Termination: Theory and American Practice." "First: Wars are defined not by their extremes but by their limitations. Concepts of total war or complete victory are abstractions whose function is to depict an ideal case against which real war can be understood and conducted. Second: War's original aims and methods are constantly revised by the stresses and actions of war. The only way in which a war ends, therefore, depends on the strategic and operational context that the war itself has created during its course. Third: The public face of war is ever more cosmopolitan and so, therefore, is the conduct of war itself, which can no longer be quarantined from the influence of the world beyond, if it ever could. Fourth: In ever war, the aims of all sides, no matter how opposed at the beginning, gradually converge toward an agreement to stop fighting. Fifth: This convergence of aims is not produced on the battlefield alone. It derives not only from military actions but also from influences well beyond the battlefield, only some of which may be within the reach of control by policymakers, strategists, and operational commanders. Last: Within the confines of war itself, a war's terminal campaign exercises the greatest influence over the manner in which it ends and, therefore, is not always a war's last campaign. This means that the concept of a decisive campaign or victory is of less utility than orthodox military thought has traditionally assumed." Select two of the propositions, identify which you have chosen, and describe how airpower (broadly defined, along with cyber- and spacepower) can most effectively contribute to ensuring that war termination coincides with national interests, within the construct the propositions outline. -Happy Day Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Bode

    UPT Next

    Timeline hasn’t changed and the student load isn’t much different than 10 years ago. I was in class 10-15 and we had 32 students start. When I left UPT instructing class loads were around 20 with 25 classes a year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Bode

    UPT Next

    My info is about a year old but what had 3 check rides for the studs and they were planning on adding a fourth. They do a sim check which has really helped distinguish the problem children early. Then they do a transition check (think combo instruments and contact). After that the 38 bound studs do a for check (with tac) and all others do a nav check in an out and back. The plan when I left was to move the nav check left so all studs do it and then they track to their advanced portions of the T-6 syllabus. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This is from https://greyfoxpottery.com I believe they have a min order of 50 mugs or something but they have a good selection and honestly they came out cheaper than ceramic mugs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. IFT for UCSO training is gone and may be fore good. The PTT on how students do without it is about to start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Are you logging your hours for PT and every thing else under the sun? My neighbor runs an Army reserve unit and all the TRs get paid for doing CBTs and working out at home during drill weekends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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