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GKinnear last won the day on September 11 2016

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  1. 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.
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Ugh, rather have the 200 lbs of gas...
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Lost Another - Pilot OK

    , shit, bitch, , cock, balls... Sent from my SM-N920T using Baseops Network Forums mobile app
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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."
  11. 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?
  12. Your satire is on a level of Andy Kaufman if not more so. You need to stop 'cuz the train has left the fvcking rails. Young, impressionable cadets and Lts don't realize you're using a reductio ad absurdum argument style. If it isn't satire and you 100% believe what you post, then you need to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and get your priorities revectored. I don't think the Commissars of the Red Army drank that much kool-aid. Our military is the greatest, not because of the equipment, but because of the people...they WANT to be here. Compare present-day vs conscript (draft) heavy days of 'Nam. 180 degrees out from each other. To echo @pawnman and others, when is enough enough? I'd argue that zero time is enough in that no citizen currently is forced to serve. The 4-yr ADSC for new non-rated Os and 4-yr enlistment is to get payback on an investment in training. As soon as they raise the hand and swear an oath, they've done more than 90% of their fellow countrymen. Fvcking Stop with the patriot bullshit argument; it's academically lazy. Most dudes on this board have had bros give it all for the Flag, or have had to stand in formation as the family watched their loved one be ceremoniously transferred off the jet at Dover. The patriotism angle has already be satisfied...move on. My challenge to you still stands; join the RPA force as a 18X Pilot. Pay your dues on the line and then maybe (doubtful) catch a clue. Your post history leads me to believe you couldn't lead a wet sack of dog shit, let alone a group of Airmen.
  13. Promotion and PRF Information

    If that's all you're doing, a signed SR Memo would carry more weight and get that info included in the PRF to start with.
  14. The National Nightmare is Finally Over

    I think that's just a masturbatory fantasy for a few on the left. Her access as mayor would be smaller and I don't see the same level of big-money backers propping her up. She doesn't have enough personal wealth from her shut down ponzi scheme to fund a serious mayoral run. Anthony Weiner's campaign was only as successful as it was because of his connections to her. Now that her balloon's popped, she doesn't have the power, influence, or money to make it happen. I thought maybe as a Representative in up-sate NY might work. It's out of the spotlight enough she might get the Dem party nod, but I think Chelsea's where the remaining Clinton-name capital will be spent. She still has the "potential". No one is as driven as Hillary, so Chelsea can't match her determination and get over the burden of being a Clinton. Added with ability to be less charismatic than her mother doesn't bode well for her. Lower-house back-bencher is about all she'll accomplish. But I've been wrong before...
  15. The National Nightmare is Finally Over

    While she could win the seat, what kind of influence would Hillary legitimately have in Congress? Chelsea on the other hand could, but I've seen nothing from her indicating she even has the ability to govern.