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  1. ColoradoAviator

    AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    Opportunity did not beckon quite enough for AFPAK Hands according to MGen Mahaney: https://www.airforcetimes.com/opinion/commentary/2018/08/21/commentary-the-afpak-hands-program-was-a-retention-nightmare-its-been-transformed/
  2. Unit and/or MDS of said Reserve unit? Still an employer’s (unit’s) market for TR jobs in my neck if the woods. ARTs, well, that’s another story.
  3. ColoradoAviator

    What is right with the Air Force

    Can you make the new e-mail system work on my iPad (again)? In AMC we could get the old e-mail system on our iPad. It was super convenient for the short time we had it (pre-migration).
  4. ColoradoAviator

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    You sir are my hero. I had to bring my GTC to a recent deployment line as a required item for visual inspection. "GTC Visa - I literally could not leave home station without it."
  5. ColoradoAviator

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    Quoted for historical context. 5x UAVs for 11X trained officers. Current drops pale in comparison. Also note that Duck has been causing trouble here since at least 2009!
  6. ColoradoAviator

    Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    The Canadians do FAIPs now, too?
  7. 6,000 per month x 12 months x 12471 pilots = $897,912,000. Also know as $900 million or just shy of $1 billion. No way in hell Congress approves this or even half this amount for more senior folks. This kind of additional pay is game changing. I had a conversation with my wife along the lines of, "I know we talked about airlines but what if I stayed in and earned $192K/year?" Granted that conversation ended with "Haha - it'll never happen!"
  8. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Link? My Google-Fu is weak today.
  9. ColoradoAviator

    McChord Hiring Climate.

    Thread bump... still a long line to buy beer for folks in the 97th/313th/728th AS at UTA weekends?
  10. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Last rumor I heard was that two reservists from the 70th FTS @ USAFA soaked up said deployments. Not UPT (TR) IPs. Have any UPT IPs from the 340th FTG been tagged with 179s?
  11. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Thanks for this little gem! It made my morning.
  12. ColoradoAviator

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Where are these undermanned AFRC & ANG units and what do they fly? From my experience all the units I’ve talked to have the drawn-out, picky, secret-decoder-ring hiring process. Must live local and have three first cousins in the unit to be considered.
  13. ColoradoAviator

    Help with a Divorce

    Contact your grad flight commander ASAP so they can work it with AFPC. You are NOT the first person that needs to move a formal training date due to life issues! Do not hesitate or feel bad asking for help from the chain on this one! If you get push back just keep trucking up the chain to the ADO, DO, CC, etc. in the STURON/OSS (depending on where you are).
  14. ColoradoAviator

    200th Airlift Squadron

    Word on the street is that they are losing their airplanes this fiscal year - their funding was/is missing from the 2018 NDAA. Hopefully the NGB and/or COANG pull a rabbit out of hat and restore funding. Barring that, hopefully those in the unit have a soft landing elsewhere. (I'm a second-hand source, no affiliation with the unit.)
  15. ColoradoAviator

    I need some advice

    Go fly jets in your 20s while you still can. The finance industry will still be here when you're done. Unlike some industries (ex: airlines) finance is not purely seniority-based. Get the best of both worlds and go Guard/Reserve. Don't let @Duck get you down. He'll still be on BODN and bitter long after he's out and managing the Chick-Fil-A of his dreams.
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