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Nineline last won the day on January 23 2012

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  1. While I don’t disagree with you, could you expand on this for those of us who aren’t as financially savvy? -9-
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    C146 Wolfhound Info

    Good location? You must not be referring to Cannon. -9-
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    The MSG and no PME qualifiers are red herrings. Truth be told, it's good to be a line officer with a DP regardless of any other qualifiers (IPZ speaking). -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Here's some more stats I pulled from the promotion list: 1,451 total selects - 145 were BTZ with school - 72 were I/APZ with school - 1,234 were I/APZ Personally, I'd like to know more about the DP non selects... Is this because SRs are trying to play the system? Or items missing from their promotion folder? I'm sure these guys are good dudes, and we're supposed to have checks and balances to double check that the DPs go to the right people. -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yes, but only if you're a stop lossed A-10 pilot. -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) info

    Not quite. This only lets you substitute an expired certificate for an unexpired one, and your certificate had to have expired while you were deployed or within 6 months of your return. The normal CFI renewal methods still apply. -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    From the linked article: "The Air Force has been losing more drone pilots than they can train, which has Gen. Welsh concerned and which has forced him to order a stop-loss." Is the stop loss now official? -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) info

    I used AceCFI for my most recent renewal. They're the cheapest it took me 2.5 hours to complete the online CBTs. Highly recommend! -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Gen Welsh - USAF Chief of Staff

    I think you're mixing up MAJCOM and COCOM. In fact, the only CSAF that actually was a COCOM/CC in the last five was Schwartz (TRANSCOM). -9-
  10. You're right, I stand corrected. Note to self: YAS is different from years of rated service as defined in 11-402. -9- Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I know a few passed-over majors that were offered full-time guard or reserve jobs for units that were standing up or switching airframes, and those that could jump ship at 16 did to take advantage of that. As an added bonus, most if not all of those guys pinned on O-5 after leaving AD and will get the same AD retirement. -9- Reason for edit: Misinformation
  12. It nearly doubles the payout, but you gotta serve nearly double the commitment. Also, the bonus is to 20 years of aviation service, which for most folks is 21-22 years of total service and means that the 9 year bonus will make people serve longer than necessary for retirement. -9-
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    B-1 Moves to AFGSC

    As a still flying, combat capable 55 year old airplane that has participated in every war since the current model's production in 1960 (along with the KC-135), I think the BUFF has earned the privilege of telling a few "war" and "there I was" stories. Also, if you knew your Air Force history, you would remember that the "mach tuck" you speak of was originally called a "bomber crush", which was a crease from the headsets that the WWII bomber crews wore over their flight cap during their combat missions. Other than those two minor critiques, you shacked the rest of your post. -9-
  14. You're right in the sense that no one can force you to extend your ADSC. However, you can't just forget the paperwork and start the training expecting to jink your way around it. Your signature isn't required for you to incur the ADSC -- merely being advised of the ADSC and starting training is enough for it to stick. From 36-2107: "2.17. Refusing to sign an ADSC Acknowledgment Form or Statement (Upon Selection for an ADSC-Incurring event). Members who are properly advised of an ADSC cannot therefore avoid an ADSC by refusing to sign the AF Form 63 or other acknowledgment statement. Members who do not establish a DOS or retirement date under the 7-day option and attend or enter into the ADSC-incurring event are considered to have constructively accepted the ADSC." Now, obviously if you were never notified of the ADSC beforehand then you might have a valid argument, as you were never "properly advised." But if you were contacted prior to the "ADSC-incurring event" (via email, CMS, MPF, etc), then you can't get out of jail free by not signing the AF Form 63. -9-
  15. Nope. I asked a few follow-on questions regarding my ADSC, and according to a TSgt at AFPC, a T-38 IP assignment would not have generated an ADSC because I have flown that before. In that case, note 1b would apply and 1c wouldn't as previously stated earlier in this thread. And as for what I'm going to do.. I'm going to take the T-6 along with the ADSC. I considered asking for a T-38 to avoid the ADSC, but there are two problems with this: 1) I would be forced to show my cards, and 2) the "system" does not favor those with ADSC concerns. The established process is for me to decline my T-6 ADSC in writing after being counseled by my MPF, establish a date of separation, and then ask the porch if I will retain my original T-6 assignment, receive another assignment instead, or have the T-6 assignment cancelled and stay at my current assignment until my separation date arrives. Your situation may be different, but for me, the safe call is to take the T-6 and the associated ADSC. Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky and get it removed after the fact like ViperStud suggests. For you TL;DR folks, here's the basic lesson: Keep notes 1b and 1c in mind if faced with the possibility of an AETC tour. Your chosen white jet may add three years (not including PIT) to your short term plans if you're not appropriately fenced-in. -9-