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UPT-hopeful last won the day on May 27 2011

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  1. Improving Red Flag - N

    Pile on to Smokin; Only let Tower, Departure/Arrival, Link-16, my brother's kids, etc talk in the debrief if there is something to actually talk about. If >80% success rate for your AOR just go find the flight(s) that were the problem and debrief them individually. Ive been in RF debriefs where I've had to leave for crew rest not even knowing if we "won" or not, let alone some form of a tactical lesson learned or how we'll win next time. But I knew that we nailed our taxi time and that we had 96.69% of players on the net. If Red has physical access to my MPC printer(s) then debrief SF and the contract security at RF-N building, not the MSN/CC in the mass debrief. Integration of the "fake-Flag" and the real Flag can't carry over. If I knew we had 69 TLAMs and CALCMs then I wouldn't rage into satan's asshole alone and unafraid so don't bitch when I don't ALR-abort and 4th-gen dies whole-sale. White force needs more authority/willingness to stop the paintrain of a barely-out-of-4FLUG MPC if it's going completely off track when an A1C doesn't pass a paragraph-long "note" regarding an Intel piece that changes the cluster-F'd vul of putting C-130s, B-52s, and other non-raptor formations well within MRIR of every SAM on the planet. Having the "academic situation" before the execution and debrief to save the entire vul from a complete waste of time to something we can learn from brings it out of Fraud Waste and Abuse land. Less players is great. Ability to threat react would be awesome Im 4th gen. I would learn a lot more from just watching the MPC, execution, and debrief than needlessly shoving every MDS the Air Force and our partners have to offer in the NTTR in a 1.5hr range time and losing whole-sale just because somebody thought we absolutely had to have a C-130 air drop on Stonewall at vul start with every 4.5Gen threat and medium range advance SAM on range awake. Dumb. And stop sending units to the Palace Station. Nobody likes that place.
  2. Whenever - generally 9-10 is good so you can get in on a lunch push and stay for a few hours after. Generally the bar will be a good place to meet folks after drill ends.
  3. AI Beats Fighter Pilot in Simulated Air Combat

    I'm trying to "+1" this more.
  4. Maximizing Technician Pay (w/ Alert)

    You get paid for your technician weekly hours and holidays as you would normally - whatever your normal work schedule is. You're title 10 for points only, no pay during the week. Then, on holidays and weekends you get paid normal military and orders. So, if your tech normal week is 4x10s, you get that civilian pay plus 3 days of military pay. You also get TriCare the whole time. You can only do that for 44-days in a CY, but that's at the rate of 8-hour work days so you have to "prorate" for 4x10s. It it can be a good deal if you work it right. You can still double dip like normal too. Its a paperwork nightmare as your coming on and off (pay and non pay orders) a lot.
  5. Maximizing Technician Pay (w/ Alert)

    You absolutely can double dip with alert tours, or any other military orders for that matter. You must be in some sort of a civilian leave status, however, to get paid for both civilian and a full day of military orders. Same with inactive military training period if it encompasses part of your civilian normally scheduled duty hours What you can't do any more is the famous "three for ones."
  6. Completely, 100%, unsubstantiated rumor

    If the AD is so interested in taking fighters from the Guard why did they just recently give them Block 50s and 40s? They could have just kept those jets.
  7. Boss, I quit...

    But, if you do, make sure you're inebriated and jack with the unsuspecting reporters just a little bit:
  8. Air Force Academy to Guard

    Applies so much to UPT. To this day I hear people talk about how much Vance/Enid sucks. I (and most of the guys in my class) had an awesome time and I know that if I had the same class at any of the UPT bases I would say the exact same thing.
  9. Ordering Patches (name, morale, fun meter)

    Sorry, on my phone so I can't link the image correctly. My pops used to have some patches of this, now that DADT is jacked, I should have him make some more. http://www.jetwashimages.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=70&pid=1458#top_display_media
  10. Esnacko

    www.progspec.com has the BEST UPT bundles. You'll get patches & stickers at a lower price than just patches every where else. Plus you'll get more of everything. Customer service beats all these other jokers.
  11. Permissive TDY (PTDY)

    Talk to your unit about doing some work while you're back home (go make some popcorn) and then they'll just put you on orders for a TDY (as Toro said, this won't be permissive).
  12. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    VN 08-02 T-38s (All AD): F-16 x 4 F-15C x 1 A-10 x 1 B-52 x 1
  13. DOS GRINGOS Live cd FINALLY Here!

    CDBaby waits until they have enough tunes to fill a hard drive and then mails it to Apple. It could be a couple months.
  14. T-6 Texan II sim

    As a lot of guys have already said... Once you get into Phase I and get checked out in the UTD you can go over and use those as much as you want. Even with no screen, the T-6 UTDs will give you a far better experience than a PC. You can flip all the switches and get your checklist flows down pat before you even get to the flight line. You'll be able to have all that crap memorized so you'll be able to just get it done instead of having to reference the pocket checklist every freaking step. Then, when you get closer to instruments, you can spend a bunch of time shooting approaches. Even at that, there is nothing cosmic about the T-6 (or T-38). After a few flights you'll be all spun up.
  15. Track Selects and Assignment Nights

    VN 07-15 T-38: A-10 B-2 T-6 FAIP
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