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  1. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    God, reading through that doc reminded me of how bad the AF fcuked up that investigation and the subsequent witch hunt. I feel for the guys wife. What’s the Capt up to now? I’m assuming major airlines have a hard time with a Court Martial and Dishonorable Discharge.
  2. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    DLF: “It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from here”
  3. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If she’s a 1 now, she’ll be a 1 in 5 months too. (Binary, 1 or 0)
  4. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Isn’t that society these days though? How many times have you seen a dude in the public eye with MUCH more to lose than a 1LT in the USAF and he can’t keep it in his pants.
  5. The real reason it was took out was that the highest bust item on the C4 check was due to ELPs. So with a typical C4 bust... two 87 rides then the IPC. If everything went perfect, the stud ended up just being about 5 days behind. Or we can just not make ELPs be on the checkride=0 busts. So it has less to do with the time spent “teaching ELPs” and more to do with making T-6s a 6 month program directly to wings and the B course. Streamlined and as quick and “easy” as possible. It’s coming guys so just be ready for it. The AF said they were gonna grow out of the pilot shortage and they damn sure meant it.
  6. Duck

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yeah, I’m talking about other stuff. Unrelated to what happened at DLF. I’m just saying it happens more than the AF likes to admit. I’m not excusing it, nor am I going to talk about specifics, I’m just speaking truth for those that may be heading to UPT as an IP. Seriously watch yourselves and your buddies.
  7. As a prior Chief of PIT... you would be surprised. I’ll take the FAIP over the C-17 AC nine times out of ten.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I will say this, it’s tough for the FAIPs. They are closer to the students age then the “wife and 2 kids” MWS guy who is at a minimum 5 years older than him. You put them in towns where the talent is tough to find. Then along walks in this LT who starts to feel like you taught her to fly and you were the cool IP and now she wants to go XC with you. Then everyone is drinking and... it isn’t hard to see how two adults end up in this situation. Not saying I agree but it’s reality.
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    iPhone app inop

    I’m having the same problem on the iPhone X.
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    The new airline thread

    Anyone know what the wait is to get a class date at Southwest once you are offered the job?
  11. https://www.military.com/militaryadvantage/2018/08/15/what-hidden-deep-2019-defense-bill-affects-you.html I just read this article that stated up or out is basically repealed and that it would be up to the Service Secretaries. Just wondering if anyone had heard anything. I know several O-4 bonus or late-rate guys with airline jobs lined up expecting the second Passover and release to happen in the next 2 months.
  12. Any chance that this pushes to the right far enough that the new promotion rules kick in? I have a couple friends who are once passed over Majors on the bonus ADSC looking to bail. Since the new NDAA gets rid of up or out that would screw them big time.
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    The new airline thread

    Just got an interview with SWA with: 2,800 total 1000 hrs in T-6 1500 hrs in KC-135 Not sure how close that is to “min time” but probably pretty low comparatively.
  14. As I plan my next move, I came up with a question I am having a hard time getting an answer for. The guard unit I am considering joining is doing all deployments via Mob Letters, thus getting the Mob protection and whatnot. I will be a complete free agent with zero commitment to the unit. I plan on sticking around for a while, but I know eventually I am going to want to give up the job forever. Once you get put on a Mob Letter are you effectively blocked from separating/retiring until after the deployment? I had heard rumors AFRC was trying to make it harder to separate if you were tasked with a deployment but haven’t heard anything about the Guard. Thanks!
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    AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    Honest question, does anyone truly believe or trust what the Air Force says anymore? How soon before AFPAK hands becomes filled by non-vols? I’m guessing the next assignment cycle.
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    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    I love how people are attacking Dak Prescott for saying that the anthem is not the time to protest but that if someone comes up with a plan to do something about social injustice that he would be first in line to actually DO SOMETHING about it. I guess kneeling is much easier than actual change.
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    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    I left the MAF “mentoring” and assignments page. The only website where their is more fellatio is probably p0rnhub...
  18. Banned... again. I can ban him faster than he can start them. It’s a war of attrition. Takes 15 mins to open an account here and 3 seconds for me to ban him. I just wished he would be more original and offer some new humor for you folks on here.
  19. I’m guessing Sept. Champ is right. Lack of PRFs and pushing guys for promotion with negative indicators bogged down the O-4 board. Don’t suspect that with the O-5 board.
  20. Yeah, I was one of like 14 APZ guys passed over. It’s been busy around here doing TAPs and interviews for jobs, etc... Thanks for all the support throughout the years bros!
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    Just ask my bud who volunteered for a one year remote to Korea with the understanding he was to return to the Strike Eagle... functional changed out, the new guy sent him to T-6s and after his 3 years there, he is now flying for American... phenomenal guy, the AF really screwed themselves letting him go.
  22. Did they post the stats yet?
  23. I think that’s a good thing. I don’t either.
  24. Valid on all accounts and I appreciate Beerman and Helodudes points. I would have paid to get out of the AF. What threw me for a loop was when I called to sign my refusal of my continuation paperwork and was told I was not being continued. My Commander then talked to me about IVSP and I sought out opinions on here. Bad wording on my part and I found it funny when some people who were not even involved in the conversation started getting pissy. One day I would like to tell anyone on here who is interested my full story and how/why I did what I did. I am glad it worked out and I have 100% thanks to BO. People reached out to provide advice on talking to commanders to DNP letters, etc. This place is special and is an invaluable asset for people trying to get honest, unfiltered advice for their career. Thanks guys.
  25. Finally, we are done talking about IVSP on this thread. Thanks to those who clarified. You guys are awesome and make this place the go to for information.