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  1. And how much you wanna bet his source was the MAF FB page? 😂
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    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    But isn’t it the point that this program is designed to attract the not-so-shiny penny types? The AF already has a retention measure in place for their shiny pennies and their large egos...it’s called HPO status.
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    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    Looking back to when I was a young copilot, I saw a lot of O-4/O-5 types who thought highly of themselves and championed the typical blue koolaid nonsense and poo-poo’d the guys that wanted out. Once they realized their AF careers had reached a dead end, they too were applying to all the majors. Hypocrites.
  4. Probably an actual B-2. That community wants young blood. When I was eligible to apply several years ago they came back and said my year group was “too old”. Haven’t ever heard of a T-38 with possible B-2 follow on in a UPT drop...
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    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Gross. If I am forced to return to the Mobility Administration Force, I aspire to be that dirtbag major that flicks boogers at the rampant queep like that in favor of hackin’ the mish.
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    Seven Day Option

    Solid. Were you at least able to come back from said 179 and still get some currency in the jet before departing?
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    Seven Day Option

    I’ve heard conflicting info, and just wanted to make sure this explanation is correct in how the 7-day opt works? In other words, is the ability to 7-day opt based upon the date when the orders have you RNLT to said base (inside the 2 year window), or is it based upon the date when the official notification hits your in-container? Thanks.
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    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    What, sending FAIPs to IFF before PIT like the SPS guys? Nope, definitely haven’t been doing that at CBM...
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    Increasing SUPT Commitment

    As I sit here on the can this morning (oh, the irony) writing this, the OP had a -22 downvote rating...10 of which came from the original post in the thread. Well done!
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Fuzz may be able to answer for certain, but I’m guessing it’s a high probability. The recent Wg/CC there was the Og/CC at McChord just a few short years ago.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    My, how things have changed since I left McChord.../sarcasm. Yet another prime example of why I hope to never return to AMC. Edit: Hope the new blood can get away from the ball and chain more.
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    ENJJPT or UPT for AFSOC?

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. When fewer fighters drop on the -38 side (like it is now), we tend to get more AFSOC planes than usual in drops. Who knows what it will look like by the time this kid goes through. Timing and luck...words to live by.
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    ENJJPT or UPT for AFSOC?

    And each program will end up with roughly the same proportion of AFSOC/MAF/CAF assignments on drop night, and that won’t change by the time you (the OP) go through pilot training.
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    ENJJPT or UPT for AFSOC?

    Currently the AFSOC community (CV-22s at least) wants -38 grads over T-1 guys (shh, don’t tell them that). Apparently they’ve washed out quite a few of them in CV-22 initial qual over the last year. Reason they prefer -38 grads is because of their greater exposure to tactical flying/mindset in their syllabi (both SUPT/ENJJPT). Edit: As to the OP’s comment about ENJJPT dudes being better pilots...the academy guys that get those slots are better at playing the game/checking the squares to be more competitive. They’ll make great HPOs one day, but definitely doesn’t translate into being a better stick and rudder pilot. Not a slight towards ENJJPT guys by any means, but the dudes who go -38s in SUPT earned their -38 slot by actually proving themselves in an airplane. Just food for thought. If you have the opportunity to go ENJJPT however, I’d take it.
  15. I’m guessing not a significant story. Drops they are a changing. Did you really think Oprah was gonna be able to hand out fighters forever?