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  1. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I can’t see it getting any better. Those who are left are basically promoted by survival. I just sat through a UTA “sign out visit” while I watched a Command Chief talk about how other folks in the wing question we get away with everything. We were then berated after some pushback by our Vice Wg/CC for playing the victim. My understanding is the intent of the visit was to bridge the gap in relations. I’ve been confused ever since they walked into that room. The logic is gone and they want the lower ranks to fix leadership problems.
  2. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Well played. [emoji1376]
  3. GlassEmpty

    AERO app

    Funny... they just took Jepp Pro off our iPads. We were never told we could use It. I had a No-Notice from AFRC and they had told us other units had purchased the Stratus receivers. We asked and they had no details but they said they loved how they were using it. My question is if anyone has had a unit purchase... how many did you buy? Was it for a mission kits or for each A/C and or Crewmember? It'd be nice to step into the next level of technology and out of the dark ages.
  4. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Settle down, chach. I don’t support mass punishment. In fact I’ve said twice, and now a third, I don’t agree with mass punishments such as these. I also said it won’t do anything but effect the level of morale. Please, since you’re on your soap box of what a perfect CC you’d be, enlighten all of us as to what the proper level of action is. I’m amped to actually get a lesson from something who so prophetically has it figured out.
  5. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I see it. I understand how we got there, I was stationed there for a few years and understand our relations there. I'm simply saying. We had our guys kill a dude and we constantly have Americans doing stupid shit. I think the least we could do is show some actual attempt to fix it. This isn't really an isolated incident.
  6. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    What part of "I don't agree with this either" was unclear? I'm not rationalizing anything. An Okinawan died on Okinawan soil, by a drunk American troop at the wheel. Just because you're full of piss and vinegar towards the crap ways of our organization doesn't mean you can't look at the situation from all perspectives. We have nearly 100,000 personnel stationed in Japan. Is it really insane to believe our responses towards fixing our personal f*#k ups matter in international relations? So again, I ask what could actually be done, that would also appease the masses of internet keyboard warriors?
  7. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    It's all of Japan from what I read. Yea... happy thanksgiving my Misawa brothers! Let's be real here, a local Okinawan died because of this marines decision. I think this is more political to show what we're doing right. I get it, this won't change anything except the level of morale, but they have to send a message. What's the better move here to appease our host nation? I don't agree with this either, but not sure they have many options.
  8. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Slightly blown out of proportion and passive aggressive. Nice touch. It's a waste of god damn time that benefits only the giver of the certificate to say "look at me, I'm acknowledging something". It's weak dick and lazy.
  9. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Exactly. And then two, we need to stop being f'in whiny assholes. An O-5 losing a career because he took this stance? Closed door invite, get a complete ass chewing and handled at the lowest level. But instead we blow it all out of proportion... we need to get over feelings.
  10. The bonus is only listed for a GS-12 position. And for the prior E statement, is that because of apples and oranges? Would you think it would help for a step? It's all about compensation to me. If I got put in scheduling and put someone in an incompatible event, would I get the same freedom as the newb from off the street that didn't know any better? Probably not. The level of work performed could be substantially different. I know you aren't looking for a justification but just sharing your thoughts. I value the inputs.
  11. I agree, very inconsistent. I haven't sought the programs of the ANG but even Reserve Wing to a Reserve Wing has major differences and it's frustrating. It leads to "grass is greener" mentality and doesn't seem best for retention. I'm a pilot and Reservist to answer your question. Great minds think alike, but I've always wanted to stay humble and say I don't know the whole picture. Doesn't mean I am humble though... From the General himself. While it is just a memo and it'll probably take a while to actually get the HR/CivPers office a will to get it together, they seem to agree. "TDART Program We are currently seeing the program move is a positive direction. The first of the year there were initial delays but the program is now in full swing. We have ~16 TDARTs hired and 15 RPAs currently being worked. One of the sticking points with the program was how the position initially graded out as a GS-9. With the recently updated Aircrew Qualification Standards, those desiring to become TDARTs should be able to enter to program as a GS-11 in very quick order. ART Aircrew Qual Standards The Office of Personnel Management recently approved a long overdue update to the aircrew positions ART Qualification Standards. The flying hour requirement was the main qualification standard that was changed, which now better aligns with current AFI guidance. Below is a brief summary of the major changes: Pilots: GS-2181: GS-09 - UPT Graduate; GS-11 - 300 total hours in MDS; GS-12 - 750 total hours in MDS; GS-13 - 1000 total hours in MDS. Navigator GS-2183: GS-09 - UNT Graduate; GS-11 - 300 total hours in MDS; GS-12/13 - 1000 total hours in MDS and instructor qualified in unit aircraft. Airborne Command & Control GS-2101: GS-11 - 500 total hours in MDS; GS-12 - 750 total hours in MDS and instructor qualified in unit aircraft; GS-13 -1000 total hours in MDS and instructor qualified in unit aircraft. "Total Military Flight Time" is the cumulative sum of all flying time to include Primary, Secondary, Instructor, Evaluator, Student, Simulator and Other US Military and Foreign Military Time. Additionally, the recentcy requirement to qualify for an ART flying position has changed and is now defined as having actively flown a military aircraft within the past eight (8) years. These changes are effective immediately and individuals that now qualify to upgrade to a higher GS grade can begin the process through their base civilian personnel offices."
  12. Looking at a TDART position and the hiring process in general. I have a few questions. I have a lot of prior-e aircrew experience and feel that should be taken into consideration for my hiring quals. I applied for a position when I had less than 750 hours, which by the TDART system allows me to be a GS-9. Without Sim time, I currently now have the GS-11 Mins. With Sim time, I have the GS-12 mins, also, I'll have the GS-12 mins by new years. The HR reps at my base have told me they have to start the process all over to take these hours into consideration. The move was to either decline the GS-9 step 1 offer, let them re-advertise and try to hire me as a GS-11 (Which could take 3+ months), or accept, wait 90 days. Get the GS-11 bump, then the next pay period, get the bump to 12. At the moment, I've accepted the GS-9 level but haven't finalized the start date. Here is what I'm hoping to have answered. Is there a chance for backdating considering that I have the hours at the time of hire? Why is the wait for GS-9 to GS-11 90 days, but the wait to 12 just one pay period (I assume that means 14 days)? At no time has negotiation ever been really on the table. Can I try and negotiate a step? And at what level is that authorization allowed? Reason being, I feel getting a GS-9 Step 5 which is roughly the same pay as a GS-11 Step 1 would be a fair trade considering the qualifications I possess at the time of starting meet that pay level. Any thoughts or critiques are appreciate.
  13. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Probably a tanker squadron, or at a minimum a Heavy unit. Am I right?! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Not only random, but that guy is actually an great dude from all the IP's I talked to there. Everyone was happy to work for him and he was friendly as $h!t. It's like TC hasn't gotten over the Laughlin drama from the previous regime. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. GlassEmpty

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Oh...that. Yea that makes more sense. Apologies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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