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  1. snoopyeast

    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    OK, not everyone's a booger eater.
  2. snoopyeast

    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    The AF has figured out that is doesn't have to be good, just good enough. The quality of people doesn't matter as long as there is someone to fill a billet. They don't care about retention, because it doesn't matter to them as it can't be measured at a personnel management level. As long as there are guys still in their 10 year ADSC window, the flying billets are filled, regardless of skill level. Bonuses for anyone and anything beyond that is for guys to fill staff billets. They aren't paying for pilot skills, they're paying to keep the booger eaters in to keep the bureaucracy running.
  3. snoopyeast

    Promotion and PRF Information

    The other patches are all up exec-ing at the group and wing. I've been TDY to three wings this year and all of them had a patch as the wing exec.
  4. snoopyeast

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    They've figured out that people can be replaced much faster and cheaper than aircraft.
  5. snoopyeast

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Well, there are still ADOs. They're just mid level captains nowadays. Plus the SQ execs are Lts, so no need to study the jet or tactics.
  6. snoopyeast

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Three part series on the state of some of big blue's aircraft. In-flight emergency: An investigation into flight safety at Offutt's 55th Wing https://www.omaha.com/news/read-the-whole-series-flight-safety-at-offutt-s-th/collection_14992f1c-f68d-5330-9a65-fe89d3727760.html A congressional WTF memo was shortly thereafter sent to SecAF. https://www.omaha.com/the-nebraska-congressional-delegation-s-letter-to-the-air-force/pdf_7e3bac30-50fb-5715-b728-bb9cd81e3f01.html
  7. snoopyeast

    The Next President is...

    The left is beating the "just because it's legal, doesn't make it right" drum right now. So can we selectively apply that phase too?
  8. Once you realize the DoD exists to spend the taxpayers money, EVERYTHING makes sense.
  9. snoopyeast

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Once again, there's a DuffleBlog article for that ‘We’re making real progress,’ say last 17 commanders in Afghanistan https://www.duffelblog.com/2017/02/were-making-real-progress-say-last-17-commanders-in-afghanistan/
  10. snoopyeast

    History Friday

    "Jul. 4 1989 was a hell of an Independence Day for the 32nd TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron) “Wolfhounds”, a unit of the USAFE based at Soesterberg AB (Air Base), in Netherlands. In fact when Captains J.D. “JD” Martin and Bill “Turf” Murphy were scrambled with their F-15C Eagle fighter jets, they could not imagine that their mission was to intercept a very strange MiG." With audio from the F-15s https://theaviationist.com/2012/10/03/mig23-belgium/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Belgian_MiG-23_crash
  11. snoopyeast

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    The internet is free at the Deid and it's fast enough for Netflix, skype, phone calls etc. There are pay options too if you want faster stuff.
  12. snoopyeast

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    From what I saw at the wing, half the people sent to white jets where fine pilots. The other half were the people that get passed around from base to base so that they're someone else's problem. Just the type we want teaching new guys!
  13. snoopyeast

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Go talk to an FTU IP and see what they say about the products coming from UPT. There are guys that can't fly an ILS or hold altitude. Talking on the radio seems to be a foreign concept as well.v
  14. snoopyeast

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Tacking on stripes is now considered hazing, even pretending to do so. Para 3.5 http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/102003.pdf
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