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Everything posted by pawnman

  1. I do wonder what the rate is for APZ, with a P, but with a filled out PRF vs guys who have given up writing them at 3+ APZ.
  2. I've tried to move up to other levels. I was told I was too critical to PCS to a non-flying job. I am currently in a wing staff job, but clearly that didn't help.
  3. Data point one: took the bonus, not a pilot, got passed over.
  4. Once again, my career field has the lowest promotion rate. Still stings to know the board thought I was in the bottom third of my year group.
  5. Exactly. The shop chief one was from 2014. May ish timeframe.
  6. Because I didn't have a different strat to put there. I'll post it when I'm back from leave, but I had the standard C format with strats straight down the left side. I didn't have enough captain/CGO strats to put one on every line. Now, if there was guidance about which ones could and couldn't be used, I never got it, and the WG/CC never said anything about it. If that turns out to be the case, I'll be even more pissed, because I had other bullets that could have gone there even if they weren't strats.
  7. I agree. My WG/CC agreed too. But it is what it is, and I can't go back in time and get those strats now. I can't really tell if it was a lack of knowledge, or if it was a result of the standard "the Air Force sucks at feedback". Who knows, maybe I got a #2/23 shop chiefs because the WG/CC didn't want to write #37/60 captains. Maybe all the supervisors and commanders who told me I was doing a great job just didn't want to deliver bad news face to face.
  8. I guess I was under the impression that job performance and strats were related. Silly me.
  9. I usually see that one on group and wing leadership in my community. If you already know the squadron, get their colors. You might call ahead and see if they already have tags for you... The B-1 FTU orders the blue and white ones for our students. After commissioning and before getting wings, I had a black leather one with the Air Force emblem where the wings normally go.
  10. No matter what kind of plane you fly, or what kind of job you have...you'll be going to work pretty much every weekday, with a few weekends sprinkled in.
  11. Bingo. I knew a guy who was selected to teach ACSC for three years. But because he wasn't a school select, they wouldn't give him in-residence credit for the year he did ACSC in order to prep him for the job of teaching the class. Counter-arguement - there are a LOT more people who get picked up for IDE in residence than get picked up for an FAO Fellowship.
  12. I don't know if I'd go do far as to "slob a knob", but I'd certainly be willing to write that I was gay on a government form for $50k
  13. Not holding out much hope for that.
  14. 100% serious. As long as I can get continued to 24, then the bonus means I'll get paid like a LtCol, at least. I'll post my redacted PRF when I'm not on leave.
  15. Well boys, looks like 1206's and being in the top 20% of your wing's FGO ranks is not enough to get promoted. I guess either way I can stop filling out awards packages and worrying about it.
  16. Meh. Every election is the most important election of a lifetime, until the next one.
  17. So if I read the Navy one right, we now all have to resign for being associated with you. Me. I defended Franken when that happened, because the whole thing was sheer idiocy. But it is the logical result of the witch hunts to burn everyone who has ever made a mistake in how they treated a woman or a minority. I'd be very surprised if we don't see some of the democrats in the primary accuse others of this kind of thing. Likely from 20+ years ago. We're already seeing some of it, as Kamala Harris accused Joe Biden of having a poor civil rights track record.
  18. Of course he's stationed at Dyess...
  19. Heard the same thing from a guy passed over with a DP. It's when I started submitting 1206s every single quarter.
  20. I mean, that is objectively not true. We promote more people than we give DPs to.
  21. Sorry bud. Don't let the Air Force promotion system define your worth as a person or an officer. Take the long weekend and reset. Obviously you'll have some disappointment to work through, but don't stay in that disappointed mindset forever. Again, sorry bud. We're here for you if you need us.
  22. All I remember about Schwartz is blues on Monday. As a young dude, I thought Welsh was awesome just for ending that. Who knew that he'd then preside over the most mismanaged and haphazard force shaping in the post-Vietnam era.
  23. Are you saying you have the list? Can I drop you a PM to see if I'm on it?
  24. You always pin on the first of the month. If line numbers 100-500 pin on in September, and your line number is 101-499, you pin on September 1.
  25. Nothing yet. Even my boss, former SQ/CC, hasn't been able to pry the info out of the exec.
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