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GKinnear last won the day on September 11 2016

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  1. Drone Pilots: We Don’t Get No Respect

    If the white paper isn't enough for you, Richard Whittle also published a 350 page history of the Predator. https://www.amazon.com/Predator-Secret-Origins-Drone-Revolution/dp/0805099646/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517768690&sr=8-1&keywords=predator+richard+whittle
  2. If we can get the messaging right, then we will drive the optics to capitalize on the second and third order effects...
  3. More Uniform Changes!

    Like I said, it's a data point. Hopefully current and future generations can adjust the mean closer to it.
  4. More Uniform Changes!

    Don't kid yourself. The A2 is cheaper than the NOMEX jacket. Leadership datapoint: During the last sequestration in 2013, my squadron was handing out the A2 like candy to all the pipeline Airmen (well short of the 36 mos required by AFI). The brand new Airmen weren't getting issued jackets through pipeline training with winter approaching. The Wg enlisted leadership lost it's mind but when the issue was brought up, my boss had already prepped the OG (and he the WG) on the justification. It was a polite conversation, but his response boiled down to "Noted" and he kept issuing A2 jackets to the Airmen. That's not the only reason he made BTZ, but was indicative of his overall leadership.
  5. Promotion and PRF Information

    The counselor at AFPC doesn't have a clue, really, as to why someone got passed over. All they do is compare your record against 10 promoted records. I want to say they are close to the cut line, but I'm not a confident in that assumption. What did that they have that yours didn't? That's it. They don't get access to any notes and they don't have any insight into what the board members were thinking. Its a guessing game. FWIW, after the reduced promotions in 2014, they've used the increased number of stronger APZ records getting promoted as an excuse for the decreased IPZ chances. Regardless, don't invest your ego in the rank you wear on your shoulder. Bust your ass, do the job well, provide officership to best of your ability, and let the chips fall where they may. Whether or not you get promoted, you'll be a lot happier for it.
  6. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Ugh, rather have the 200 lbs of gas...
  7. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Seriously dude, WTF!? You've got zero street cred to support your personal beef with Azimuth. He's given some value-added posts on this forums, and right or wrong, he's already served his punishment for his past actions. Move on and stop the insanity. Lets act like the professionals we are instead of a bunch of passive/aggressive, bitch-ass teenagers.
  8. Lost Another - Pilot OK

    Ops check complete, still TU. Infonote: Offensive language filtered in quotes as well (on Android app anyway) Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  9. Lost Another - Pilot OK

    , shit, bitch, , cock, balls... Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  10. Boeing unveils its T-38 replacement

    What was it's t/o weight? Even a C-17 can climb when it's empty/light. Just saying... Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  11. Mudhen A-A kill in Syria

    Saw this originally on Reddit's aviation sub (r/aviation) Mudhen - 1 Drone - 0 Reddit Link Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  12. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    You're both right and wrong...it depends. I've seen Sq/OG/Wg strats of all flavors that were far removed from reality and had given the officer in question a incorrect sense of accomplishment. The other side of the coin is the #1 CGO (out of several hundred) was a Group Weapon Officer, who also locked up the #1 IP strat at the OG, and held them both for quite awhile. You could argue that both #1's going to the same person is unfair, or that it accurately reflected his shred out when compared to his peers. IMO, the problem with the strat process, in the AF as a whole, is a lack of transparency. I'm not saying its nefarious as Commander's schedules are busy and they might not always have the ability to speak to officers on why Capt Snuffy got X and you got Y strats. If you have questions, make the effort to make an appointment and ask the boss. Strive for the honest feedback and put yourself in his shoes and do an honest comparison against your peers. Ask questions from that point of view. Find out what factors (both subjective and objective) are important to your boss, your boss's boss, etc and how you improve.
  13. Promotion and PRF Information

    A buddy in the current crop of O-5 selects said the line numbers were just reduced starting in July...the month he was progged to pin on. Probably drawing it out to Jan 18. June (ish) is the standard for the past few years for public release dates. Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  14. What should the Air Force be if it is so broken now?

    Dude, after you said that, your credibility was shot. At a minimum, what about the looming pilot shortage? Yeah we'll get through it with some bumps and bruises, but I wouldn't classify it as "nothing wrong". Start crafting intellectually honest arguments. Figure out how to get steely-eyed killers to stay in...that's leadership. To quote Richard Branson "Train people well enough that they can leave, treat them well enough that they don't want to."
  15. AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    What's the demographic here, cuz it sure as shit aint Pilot/Nav/ABM AFSC. Why don't you let Sq/CCs be in charge for a change?