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  1. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Fair enough...the reg was updated/changed and I wasn't aware and was wrong. Thanks for the correction.
  2. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    You have always had to apply for separation...this is nothing new. Hence why you will be AWOL if you're no longer under an ADSC and stopped coming to work. To play devil's advocate--if you wanted out so badly then why didn't you apply for separation at your earliest chance? There are very few things I'll defend Big Blue on when it comes to new regs/policies, and I'm definitely not a supporter of more deployments (I think the US should be less involved in the world, not more)...but all that being said, I'm not a fan of people staying in past their commitment and then also complaining of having to deploy when they're called up. Just because you're eligible for separation or retirement doesn't mean you don't have to do your job. Now if you believe you were unfairly targeted for the deployment (i.e. not given dwell time, handed the deployment when someone else was due for it, etc) then I'm definitely all ears...but that has nothing to do with being given deployment orders while you're still AD. Knowledge is power--know the regs and make sure they work for you.
  3. HeloDude

    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    Sure hope so. Either way, for all those guys sitting close to 16 years (who plan on retiring) and who haven't yet transferred the benefits--better get on it!
  4. HeloDude

    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    Looks like this won't be enacted until next year. But here's the question:. If someone at the 15 year point last year already transferred a portion of their GI Bill and started to incur their 4 year ADSC...if they have another child in 2 years from now can they transfer benefits to that new dependent since they already "hacked the clock" before this new rule went into affect?
  5. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    No...you're still incorrect. Pawnman was correct--if you don't have an APPROVED retirement date then AFPC can still send you on a 365 even after you hit 20...unless you want to seperate and not retire. I personally know someone who was affected by this and this is why a bunch of line pilots I know now. are planning on applying for retirement as soon as they're eligible...and a couple of them aren't even planning on going to the airlines. Not saying I'm a fan of the rule change but I'm just wanting others to know what's going on.
  6. You bonus is tied to you not being able to get out when you're vulnerable for a 365...and last I heard, there isn't a "Nav crisis" lol. As for your assertion that a 45 day deployment gets you to the bottom of the list of a 365...I have a bridge I would love to sell you.
  7. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    I know that the AF changed their policy of 3-day opt out of a 365 for those eligible to retire. Before a few years ago you could turn down 365 orders and retire if you were past 20 or the deployment would take you past 20...however they changed the regs and now if you do not have a set retirement date the AF can force you to go on your 365 if you want to retire (I personally know someone who had this happen). As far as your shorter deployment, I think they can make you go since you don't have an established separation date. Concur with Brabus: Put in for separation ASAP and hope it gets approved to keep you from going. Best of luck and please keep us in the loop of how it turns out.
  8. Sounds to me that I know who is going to be hit with all these "Any LAF O-5 365 volunteer request emails" we keep on seeing lol.
  9. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Negative. There's a reason AFPC recently sent out an email telling O-5s with a STRD of 2003 or earlier (i.e. does not have a short tour, for the most part) that they are vulnerable. AFPC is not going to send an 18 year O-5 on a 365 who just got back on a 365 two years ago vs sending an 18 year O-5 who just got back from a 2 month deployment a year ago but has never done a short. tour.
  10. HeloDude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    I know you mentioned this was for a 220 day deployment...but I know 365 day deployments are handled by AFPC/HAF, which means all your local leadership can do is make phone calls and put in for a reclama.
  11. Well, I asked RSD. But to your point, then why make military members go through a metal detector, check their bags, etc?
  12. Says the Nav who supports even more stricter gun control laws--welcome to that big government that you love so much!
  13. HeloDude

    The Next President is...

    But yet infringe on those same people's right to obtain a firearm. Funny, you're cool with making someone have an ID to purchase a gun in the name of "safety" but you're not for requiring that same ID to ensure we have fair elections.
  14. HeloDude

    The Next President is...

    Yet progressives are all for making it harder for citizens to exercise their 2A Rights (which I would argue is the most important protected right) because they would requires the same ID to buy/carry a firearm which would be required to vote...