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stract last won the day on October 23 2015

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About stract

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  1. according to this article, all their remaining Block 15s are MLU (except for the Jordanian once they recently acquired). http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article14.html
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    Chances of staying as a pilot?

    what defines a "certified" sim? Certified in the eyes of the FAA? Level D only? ? ? ? In my MDS, our sims were not Level D, not certified by the FAA, even though two of the three have motion.
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    Transfer to the Air Force, need gouge

    vis only down to 1/4 mi here. cough...cough...
  4. stract

    Chances of staying as a pilot?

    typically, you'll stay in a flying gig until you hit your gate months. Then it's a crap shoot.
  5. 60s are at Moody, Nellis, DM, Kadena, Aviano, and Kirtland (Kirtland being the schoolhouse). ANG opportinuties in CA, AK, NM, and NY. AFRES opportunities at DM and Patrick. DM = Davis-Monthan AFB. SOS (Squadron Officers School) is for Capts. ACSC (Air Command and Staff College) is for Majs. AWC (Air War College) is for LtCols. They are either accomplished via corresponence, or at Maxwell (and there are some joint opportunities).
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    UPT Next

    I think you're mis-reading. He's talking about the companion/adversary jets at certain bases (T-38As). U-2, B-2, and F-22 bases all have these aircraft for different functions (I think it's companion for U-2/B-2 and adversary for F-22).
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    Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    At least, within 3500 ft... Too soon?
  8. We were in AFSOC before. Sort of. The reason we left was because of the CSAR-X shit hook debacle, essentially Gen Brown tried to hijack us and drive the selection to the shit hook. COMACC saw the writing on the wall and yanked us back to ACC. But, the 55 SOS existed in AFSOC ok.
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    That Cyber Thread

    @17D_guy, since AMRDEC just bit it, are there any AF solutions out there which can be leveraged to share large files across to users around the world securely? Also, someone needs to un-fuck the PII tool so that it doesn't think attached emails have SSNs in them! It also keys on aircraft part numbers with long strings of alpha-numeric characters. When the tool runs, there needs to be a way for us to tell said tool that no, those part numbers are NOT PII. This is a huge issue now that AMRDEC is down and may never come back up.
  10. I think this is going to end up being a poor decision on USAF's part. There was an opportunity to leverage supply lines, training, and the ability to shift aircrew between peacetime and wartime missions, but no, had to go with an airframe no one in the US mil has... Seems like the Us could have filled the niche nicely, already having gone through a shakedown over the last several years with the unit that has them.
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    That Cyber Thread

    I haven't had this yet because Hill hasn't migrated yet to the new cloud thing. But, when I had this issue last year after getting my new Win 10 machine (invalid certificate, no more choice to continue to the website anyway), Edge worked like a champ. So, try Edge if you haven't. Way better than IE for 90% of the things I need a browser for.
  12. sounds like a HIPAA violation - did you give someone permission to view your kids' medical records? Especially after you answered in the negative on the screener, they would have no "need to know" justification to review the records. I would fight it.
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    VA Loans

    Marty, how are 30 yr and 15 yr refi rates looking right now on VA loans?
  14. stract

    What's your favorite mission?