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  1. Good for them, actually happy to see them owning the mistake instead of just deleting it with no mention
  2. Appreciate all of the responses. Any thoughts on signing the 3 year bonus? I’m supposed to be at my current duty station through April 2022 so that might allow me to stay here the whole time and then hopefully get hired by the airlines and be at the front of the next hiring wave (assuming they start hiring again in 2-3 years). I’d then have to try to get my last 2 years through guard/reserve which may or may not be difficult. One negative I can think of is if the airlines aren’t hiring in 3 years then I’d probably miss out on the last 2 years of bonus. Thanks again.
  3. I’ve asked a similar question looking for advice and inputs before but obviously things have changed in the last few months. I’m a Lt Col at 15 years and my ADSC expires in December. Pre-COVID, I was planning on putting in my paperwork this summer to separate in December for the airlines. This is also my bonus year and I have until the end of July to either not take it, take 3 years, or take the 5 years. My STRD is December 2005 so I’m semi worried about a 365 at some point. Am I crazy to think about signing the bonus or should I just stay a free agent and hope for a rebound in airline hiring? It would definitely be a bummer to end up serving the whole 20 because I never got hired and not have received the extra money but being a free agent and having options also sounds nice. Appreciate any advice.
  4. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/macdill-postpones-air-show-scheduled-march-28-29-no-new-date-given/%3FoutputType%3Damp
  5. Starting to work on my airline applications and was looking for some recommendations for books and resources to help with the application and interview process. Are the following books worthwhile to buy? Cockpit 2 Cockpit Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot Checklist for success: A pilot’s guide to the successful airline interview Would you recommend Milkeep to help convert my hours? Any specific recommendations for application review and interview prep companies? Any other advice in getting started? Thanks!
  6. A Nightmare’s Prayer: A Marine Harrier Pilot’s War in Afghanistan was a pretty good read. https://www.amazon.com/Nightmares-Prayer-Marine-Harrier-Afghanistan/dp/1451608071/ref=nodl_
  7. Yea I’ve seen the spreadsheet on AEF online. They’ve definitely decreased the amount of non-commander 365s but the ones that are still out there (including the safety positions which I qualify for) are enough to motivate me to either get a STRD from Korea, try to get hired by the airlines, or try to switch to the Guard/Reserve.
  8. Thanks for the replies. Good advice about not volunteering for a bad deal. If I stay on Active Duty, I would have to think that having a recent STRD as opposed to my current one from 2006 would lessen my chances of a 365 to the desert but that would definitely suck to do two 365s in a 5 year span. My other option would be try to find a Guard or reserve unit that would hire me full time for my last 4.5 years. Not sure how feasible that is with being a Lt Col when my ADSC expires. Thanks again for the help!
  9. Thread Revival I’m an O-5 select with 14 years TIS and an ADSC that expires in December 2020. Looking at my options for the future and one of them is trying to get a year gig in Korea and then sign the 5 year bonus which should get me to 20 years with avoiding a year in Afghanistan. I am curious about how it works to bring your wife and kids with you for the non-command sponsored year assignment. Will I still get my BAH at my last duty station. Am I able to get a place off base and then have them live with me? Would I have to pay out of pocket to live off base? How does it work if they get sick and need medical care while there? What about a dog, if we paid for him to come over on airline, are apartments pet-friendly over there? Any other issues I should think about it? Thanks!
  10. So he didn’t condone the behavior, tried to stop it, and still got fired. Sounds about right for the AF.
  11. I know him from my first ops assignment. Great guy, heard he was a great SQ/CC as well, both at home station and deployed. Overall, I don’t know if there is more to the story though. I will PM you his Air Force email this morning. Appreciate you willing to look into it.
  12. Copy, yea I wasn’t sure if you referring to BTZ or ITZ. I haven’t heard of anybody ITZ while in school getting passed over but your statement checks with what I have seen for BTZ while in school.
  13. Are you saying that you know a dozen people that were ITZ while at school and did not got picked up for Lt Col?
  14. Looking for info on the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) IDE program at Ft Benning, GA. I am currently slated to go to ACSC this summer with a 1 year follow on to teach ACSC or SOS (AU Fellowship). I was offered this WHINSEC program today which would be going to Monterey for 6 months to learn Spanish and then attend the IDE program at WHINSEC the next year. From what I can tell, the course is very similar to Army Command and General Staff Course, only taught in Spanish. Not sure if this is a good deal or not. All help and info is much appreciated.
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