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About viper154

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  1. I have a “Make Africa Great Again” shirt with a Reaper on the back. It gets some amazingly awkward looks
  2. I was rather disappointed the 27th didn’t follow, talking with the wing king last year it seemed he was all about eliminating queep, I figured we would do the same as the 1 SOW.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    I was wrong, deleted my post, haven’t had my morning coffee yet, ran upstairs and checked. Right side is flag and command patch, left side is squadron patch.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    It will be a shit show. Especially with all the AFSOC/COCOM sups that already out there. AFSOC is starting transitioning to coyote, going to be pissed if my new boots are out of regs. My AFSOC unit lets us choose what uniform you want to wear, hopefully the Air Force does the same, depending on my mood, how big my beer/pizza hut is, and what I’m doing that day having the choice is nice.
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    Changing/Switching airframes

    We just had two bros get T-6 and T-1 waivers/instructor slots, they were A tour dudes who didn’t recat though, and only been out of manned for 3 ish years. I’m a UPT-D dude from the 2015 round, just got my drop sheet for my new assignment, expecting a return to manned at the end of the year. They denied waivers for 3 of the latest UPT D guys to recat. We are all getting forced back. Dont give up hope brother.
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    AFROTC Advice

    There is a entire forum dedicated to NAV/CSO things. The job varies significantly depending on airframe. Get good grades. Be a bro, drink booze, smash plenty of ass of you’re preferred gender, and the rest will fall into place.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I had a crew chief run out last week to taxi us wearing one of those inflatable dinasour costumes, myself and the crew about lost it, it was hilarious, good for morale, I was deeply sadden about .69 seconds after I saw him and the second thought in my head was “my god, please don’t let anything bad happen happen on this flight and the tapes get pulled” with this puppet incident in the back of my head. The AF has done a fine job of making us to afraid to have fun.
  8. Also not in either, but I have good friends in both. Mission sets are slightly different, but can overlap. AFSOC does a better job of utilizing the jet as a MWS, (just my opinion). AFSOC also has more follow on base options. I’m AFSOC biased though, and Cannon does suck.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Even that’s a reach. I know almost nothing about the RQ-4, but the global hawk is the only place there are enlisted pilots, and from what I’m told it’s more “systems management” than tradional pilot type things. Im just spit ballin from my little corner of the AF but I would say it would take 5+ years of enlisted guys proving themselves in the MQ-9 before they saw manned slots, and I haven’t heard anything about that happening. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it soon though, you heard it here first, but in 12-18 months the drone pilot shortage is going to be just as bad if not worse than the manned side. Alpha bros and UPT dirtects are all being sent back manned, initial 18x commitments are up and they are all punching, and the 18x pipeline for pilots and sensors can’t keep up.
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    Leadership at the 'Deid

    We got the government to fund the WiFi bill at another location/aor. Have to have WiFi to sync the pubs on our iPads. Boom.
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    How do I get my flight suit? - Already Active Duty

    Talk to your current squadron RA and CC. You should be able to go to your base supply shop with your squadron card holder (with RA approval) and have them buy ya two. You are also going to need flight approved boots and a name tag/patches. If that doesn’t work the student squadron at your UPT base should be able to point you in a direction on who to talk to there.
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    Gun Talk

    Only military ID, but I’m in a rather small military town. I would think that plus whatever your state requires for firearms purchase should be g2g. Got about $125 off a G19, and of course it comes with the extra mag and night sites I bought the 42 before the 43 came out, I like it for a single stack, I have the mag extender and that helps with my grip, I am bigger guy. I prefer the double stack 19 IWB as long I am not tucking in a shirt, better grip and more lead, but I think you will be happy with the 43.
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    Info on flight boots

    Ya good point, better wording and use of my brain and I would have said—now we have to spend more money to reissue the entire squadron coyote because tan isn’t authorized after 2019. AFSOC has been rocking OCP flights for awhile now home and deployed, seems most my heavy bros are rocking them deployed.
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    Info on flight boots

    It’s been tan, they released new guidance that OCPs need to have coyote boots in the next year or so, right after we just spent all that money on the tan.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Airlines don’t count them, so, you are not wrong.