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  1. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Thanks for the replies HossHarris and SocialD. Definitely a lot to think about. At this point, I'm fairly committed to getting the AD retirement, just have to figure which way to go about it.
  2. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Thanks for the reply RTB. Seems like it would be a gamble as there is a lot of moving parts with the plan but the payoff would be nice. A couple questions I have if anybody can answer them. -If I separated in 2020, I would most likely be a Lt Col select. Would that impact my ability to transition to the Guard/Reserve and get hired into a AGR job? -Would Guard/reserve units be willing to hire someone as an AGR knowing that I would be able to retire in 5 years? -Do the Guard and reserve put people on long term orders at places like TACC and the Guard Bureau if they are within a couple years of retirements -Are there any other options for long term orders at non-flying gigs like TACC and the NGB? -How does getting to the AD retirement by MPA orders work? Can anybody fill me in on how sanctuary would affect me if I went this route. Appreciate the help.
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    I'm looking for some general advice on my options at 15 years TIS. Background info is prior nav to UPT and then flew C-17s for 5 years. All of my ADSCs (UPT, next PCS, transferring GI Bill) will expire in the fall of 2020. At that time, I will have a little over 15 years in. I know that I want to go to the airlines after and I've always assumed that I would retire and then go. Articles like the one posted earlier make me think about leaving earlier. My options would be: -Stay on AD for five more years and retire. I most likely would be eligible for the bonus based on the current wording of the ACP. The bonus amount ($35K vs $60K) would be a factor in this as well. -Separate at 15 years and don't join Guard/Reserves as a traditional -Separate at 15 years and join Guard/Reserves as a traditional to try to get some kind of military retirement later in life -Separate at 15 years and join Guard/Reserves, after a couple years at the airline either go back on AD or try to get full time Guard/Reserve orders to get me to my 20 years and retirement. Not sure of the feasibility of this option and finding a full time Guard/Reserve job. Some options I've heard are TACC or the NGB although I don't think you could do either of those for 5 years. Finding a flying AGR job would be awesome but I think that would be very tough to find/get hired. Any advice or comments on any of those options? The last option seems like it would offer the best of both worlds but might be pretty tough to pull off. Thanks.
  4. PME and Career advice

    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.
  5. Promotion and PRF Information

    For the Majors board, what % of people get strats in the push line? Is it a standard number or does it vary by Senior Rater? If you don't get a strat, are your chances of school select slim to none? Thanks
  6. TDY - Golf Club on flight?

    I've checked my golf clubs on a couple TDYs with no problem. Alaska Airlines allows 5 bags with no overweight bag fee for military on orders (most airlines have similar policies). For golf on Oahu, highly recommend Ko Olina, Koolau, and Kapolei Golf Clubs. All are sweet courses that give military the kama'aina rates- for Ko Olina the tourist rate is $199 and the kama'aina rate is $85. Pretty awesome.
  7. Last Beer You Drank and Rate It

    Founders Centennial is easily my favorite IPA. Will have to try the porter when I make it back to the Midwest.
  8. Military retirement under attack

    New article by Tony regarding the new budget deal. http://www.jqpublic-blog.com/?p=569#more-569 Has a link to the MOAA website to email President Obama and your state Senators with a canned letter. Takes about a minute. http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/alert/?alertid=63028561&PROCESS=Take+Action
  9. What has 'improved' in the AF?

    Things that have made my life easier since I've been in (2005). -logging in with my CAC instead of some ridiculous 15 digit password that needed to be changed every 6 months -tying my CAC to AF portal, vMPF, myPay, ADLS, and so on instead of passwords for each one with ridiculous requirements -AFnet migration from about a year ago that allows me to check my email on any AF computer w/o webmail and gives access to my share drives -Sharepoint As far as any improvements directly related to Gen Welsh, the only one is no Blues Monday. After meeting him and hearing him speak, I do still have hope that he will make some improvements. I personally think all of his time has been consumed by dealing with Sequestration, budget issues, govt shutdown, and congress over sexual assault that he has not had time to deal with other stuff.
  10. Is the KC-10 going to be cut?

    I don't think they are proposing that move because it makes sense but to replace the iron and bodies so the NJ congressmen will go along with the plan.
  11. Aviator's Joke of the Day

    Back from when KC-135s had navs. What's the typical front end crew complement of a -135? One dude that washed out of pilot training and two that should've.
  12. Mountain Hardware also does a pro deal for military through their website. 50% off all their stuff. http://www.mountainhardwear.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MountainHardwear_US-Site/default/ProPurchase-Signup North Face does a promotive pro deal that is around 50% for most things if they are in stock. http://thenorthface.promotive.com/ Marmot's pro deal is through promotive but you don't automatically get it if your team is US Air Force. You need to apply through Marmot's pro deal website and once approved you can then use your normal login for promotive and access Marmot's deals. http://www.promotive.com/ http://marmotpro.com/user/register Mammut does not have a pro deal website but if you email them, they will send you an Excel spreadsheet with all of their stuff and the pro deal prices and then you order through email.
  13. Merrell is offering an extra 20% off their pro deal prices plus free shipping for military/vets through Nov 18. Code Veteransday20 at checkout.
  14. Investment showdown -- beyond the Roth, SDP, & TSP

    Actually working with Jeff Palmer from NBoKC on this already. Have done two refinances with them on our rental property. Ended up getting money back at closing on both refis. Great people, highly recommend.
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