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About Splash95

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    Crew Dawg
  • Birthday 11/19/1982

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    downrange, likely as not
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    flying, sports, music, reading, adult beverages, female company
  1. AC-130 AFSOC Questions

    Euro: Correct, EC's use CANS rather than SCNS. It was pretty weird to get immersed in SCNS during the FTU and then learn a completely different system once I got to D-M. Chicken: I would assume sh1tting on 551st students (and, before the 551st, 19th students) for any number of valid or not-so-valid reasons has been part of the gunship culture for many years. Maybe now that Spectre is retired and many of the current cadre "grew up" in the W, that has changed a bit; or maybe not.
  2. Shhhh...Don't talk about the A-10

    That link doesn't work either.
  3. AC-130 AFSOC Questions

    Fair enough. I only took part in the Cannon side of the community apart from a TDY or two to the promised land of HRT. In my experience, the standards were VERY high, many crew members (as you mentioned) either washed out of IQT/got Q3'd soon after/got quietly shuffled out of the community, and I didn't get any sense of an acceptance of lesser quality in comparison to the Florida days of yore. Still, my perspective is admittedly limited. In regards to the broader topic of this thread, gunships will likely be at Cannon for a long time to come, but I believe those who operate them will continue to be well-trained and professional regardless. Also, for what it's worth, I deployed less often in the AC than I did in my previous non-AFSOC platform.
  4. AC-130 AFSOC Questions

    Have you operated gunships out of both Hurby and Cannon, or otherwise what's the basis for that statement?
  5. Palace Chase info

    Posting here since I can't find a dedicated health care/insurance thread: Is Tricare Reserve Select generally the way to go for ANG members? Background: O-3, unmarried/no kids, good health, PCing in a few weeks. Much appreciated.
  6. Palace Chase info

    I just asked the TAMP question as well, and my AD MPF told me they couldn't even answer the question until they "ran" my ID at my final-out; they said they could run it right then, but that would make my ID stop functioning. I've also read here that I definitely get TAMP although the MPF will tell me I don't. Any authoritative source for that? On a somewhat related note, do I get 5 years of free VA health care since I've been deployed, or am I reading that provision wrong? Thanks for the help.
  7. Promotion and PRF Information

    Sq/CC stated today in a CC call that AADs are now masked until the O-6 board. Or (for the cynics) until the next CSAF takes over...
  8. Palace Chase info

    Approved. 2007 12S, <1 yr ADSC left, FY14 PC with position number. Welcoming the return of that feeling of excitement and possibility that has accompanied all but one PCS/extended TDY of my career.
  9. Palace Chase info

    Congrats. How long from submission to approval? My app (FY14 PC) has been sitting at "Palace Chase OPR" for almost a month now. When I called TFSC, the only nugget of info they had was that my case had been looked at that day and there was something about RDTM. She didn't know what that was, so I searched BODN and found that it's basically my core AFSC/MDS--which has been 12S/AC-130H for 2+ years so shouldn't be an issue. I just want an answer even if it is no.
  10. Palace Chase info

    App got kicked back on a technicality. Fortunate coincidence: I got medically approved and got a position number from the unit around the same time so I was able to apply under FY14 PC rules. We'll see what happens now.
  11. Palace Chase info

    PC submitted yesterday. 2007 12S, just under 1 year ADSC remaining (TA and PCS/training). Got an Intent to Hire but no position number yet. Went through the process with zero help from my "current ISR" (he isn't at my base and never responded to a single e-mail or call over several weeks), but other recruiters were nice enough to help out even though it wasn't really their job. ChkHandleDn, I hope that's not the case!
  12. D-M Airshow

    I'll be there (with the gunpig) and would be interested in a rendezvous if there is one.
  13. Return of Friday shirts / patches

    This guidance actually came from the OG, not the wing. From my reading of the 2903, the OG/CC doesn't even have the authority to restrict the parent reg (only MAJCOM, NAF and Wg/CCs can), but this isn't a big enough deal for me to get crucified by openly fighting it.
  14. Required

    Shack. Though I do agree with WheelzUp about the presumptuous screen name.