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  1. Doing Well in UPT

    Needs of the AF, timing, performance, leadership perception, FLT/CC discretion, luck. Not necessarily in that order. Metaphor for assignments the rest of your career. Someone who is not a team player and screws over their classmates will have a hard time as your reputation follows you to the next MDS no matter what you drop. Focus on "excruciating detail" in your study/flying and worry less about the drop process.
  2. Hopefully SPOs fix the ADS-B implementation to avoid things like this... https://theaviationist.com/2017/07/20/here-is-the-route-a-u-s-rq-4-global-hawk-drone-is-currently-flying-during-a-surveillance-mission-over-the-black-sea-and-ukraine/
  3. Probably. But when Boeing/LockMart/Northrop charges you $100 mil and 3 years for what an iPad can do in $600/2 months, the calculus changes.
  4. T-38 Down @ DLF

  5. BACN BD-700 / E11A

    Got a rumor of 12X tasking to this deployment as well - any truth to this, flying/nonflying, etc? Can PM if necessary
  6. Leadership at the 'Deid

    And the CAF
  7. CSAR to AFSOC? What do the customers think?

    Interesting discussion here http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?s=901d9e51cc8a14c5513b30f6357692d0&t=57577 from 11 years ago when CSAR was moved from AFSOC to ACC - rationale seems to have been more funding / priority vs competing with SOF missions programatically.
  8. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Except voting - plenty of opposition to ID requirements or even the current ban on felons voting.
  9. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    We probably have a moral problem not a gun problem... these folks https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html who are not right leaning by any means (Nate Silver's 538 analysts) can't find a gun control solution that will work, and Chicago (where guns are almost 100% illegal, and 100% illegal for felons) had 57 murders in September alone.
  10. When you need flight boots your flying unit will issue them
  11. Flight Pay increases

    Until you get passed over for O-5 and non-continued (or even RIFed).
  12. KC-46A Info

    Avoid clouds, the sun, and neutral borders?
  13. 1801 Handling Question

    Get an account for AISR and put it in directly, it'll go straight to whatever center you put in to the address block and you get an ACK back. That's what A1C Snuffy does when you hand him the piece of paper. Unfortunately some base ops do try to play the middleman, we've had jets get denied taxi clearance by ground or even held short by tower at a TDY base because base ops didn't have a signed paper copy of the flight plan the crew e-filed (never mind they can log into AISR and see everything).
  14. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Question (to paraphrase): If the AF is so concerned about rated retention, why the lower promotion rates for rated on the recent boards Answer/analogy: The quarterback is the star player on the football team, but we need to remember that the game couldn't happen without everyone else, even the waterboy. I'm pretty sure I have less training to do to become a waterboy for the Patriots than to replace Tom Brady... Also, if we think we have it bad because of XXX, we need to go to see those in Walter Reed and reconsider if we really have it that bad.
  15. More SARC briefings soon.

    Those officers could also advise the commanders on avoiding any type of offense to political correctness - could call them "political officers" for short
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