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EvilEagle

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EvilEagle last won the day on October 11

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  1. As the pilot force shifts from mostly full time to mostly part time it's just going to get worse unless they fix these types of things. I couldn't agree with you more; how do you stay motivated when it's a hassle to get paid - and what you are getting paid is less than you can make at your other job which is easier and the pay system works? Only the government could conceive something so FUBAR. What specifically is the issue with UTA's? We haven't had issues with them, so I may not have known to ask about it.
  2. Me and a couple of the other Eagle squadron commanders went up to NGB back in May. This was one of the topics we talked about. Let me be upfront: I'm not saying it's good/right/excused/etc - just stating the facts here. The DFAS system is being overhauled, rollout scheduled for FY21. They aren't putting any additional money into the current one for modifications or updates. The current DFAS system has the AFTP limits hard coded into it, the new one will be able to adapt to changes in AFI's. (allegedly) We talked to the people who wrote the changes and asked why the changes were the way they are, this is what they told us. I guess you can say at least there is a reason other than someone just crossing their arms, stomping their feet and saying "NO! NO! NO!". (which is how I picture most things going down (STS) when we ask the staff to fix things for the field)
  3. "preciate that Duck. I'm glad I got the opportunity. Bittersweet to have it in the rear view.
  4. Jaysus... sick douche bag. **break break** I'm grateful to say that I got through my sq/cc tour without a link being posted in this thread about me getting fired. Today was my last day as the CC. It was great and terrible all at the same time & glad it's over/wish it would keep going all at once. Time for a cocktail.
  5. We got the waiver for fighters. No ADSB although we did get Stratus and EFB's now so we can use that if needed for SA on traffic and WX. (obviously that doesn't make us in compliance, thus the waiver)
  6. Only for 4 more days. 😄 (Deputy OG next... booo!)
  7. Friday and Saturday is your best bet. Not much going on Sunday's normally. You are reading it. If you've gotten this far you know what needs to be in your application (scores, transcript, letters, blah blah blah). You can send those to the email address and they'll help set you up for base access.
  8. I think he's in a good place for him and his family now.
  9. Next rush weekend in New Orleans is 18-20 October with a planned UPT hiring board in November. Email 122fspilothiring@gmail.com if you need help getting on base.
  10. EvilEagle

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    Damn dude, I'm just catching up on a lot of BO threads. I have zero to offer other than moral support. Hang in there, hope it's getting better.
  11. There is an avenue to get released from your enlistment to go to TFOTS (what they call OTS now). You don't really get "released" per say - if you quit or figure out a way to get kicked out of TFOTS you are still enlisted in your unit. The commitment is not what will put you behind on the timeline. Completely agree with the other guys - fastest route to a cockpit is NOT enlisting; continuing to rush and casting a wide net is definitely the way to minimize the wait.
  12. I know a LOT of guys that have enlisted to get to know pilots and get a pilot slot. Of those I know of 3 that actually got the slot (there are more, I just don't know them). I do know at least 20 crew chiefs in my unit that joined with that plan then life got in the way. Remember, after tech school you'd still have OJT then you have CDC's and all your new tech stuff. You could end up working in phase, if you are a part timer you'd only see guys on weekends, etc. It takes a lot more time to get to know guys as a crew chief than you'd think. I definitely recommend holding off and rushing (unless you are totally stuck on your hometown unit like N730 said). What are your other scores? They all matter, not just pilot/nav.
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