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  1. An old wives tale I heard several times (that sounds reasonable) is that there were several tests/simulations done on the E-3 (prior to the "G" mod) that involved chucking a dummy out of the bailout chute. It took the first dummy or 2 (insert ABM joke here) to clean off all of the radio antennas before the rest could successfully get out. Brick - if I remember you were involved with the E-3 from the MX side from back in the day... any thoughts on the validity?
  2. Bones has a good story of downing a Raptor that did exactly that. I was in that debrief, the record skip was epic.
  3. Cornearip - if you're still around this is the link to the ~960 page medical waiver document... good luck. https://www.wpafb.af.mil/Portals/60/documents/711/usafsam/USAF-Waiver-Guide-190916.pdf Check page 424. Since I don't know the specifics of your diagnosis you'll have to read that and potentially do a follow up appointment. I'd bring this a copy of the applicable section of this document with you to a follow up.
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    You're mostly accurate. The FCC also wants to auction part of the frequency spectrum that made FAA/DoD surveillance radars operate in. The FAA is mostly happy with "cooperative" traffic management however the DoD maintains a "primary radar requirement for "non-cooperative targets." The FCC didn't ask anybody (DoD or FAA) when they dropped their "vacate XXXXmhz NLT ~2025 so we can sell it to Verizon/ATT/T-Mobile/Timewarner/Disney/etc... This isn't chump change either. The last auction in 2015 netted the government something around $33 billion. DoD and FAA were left to play a pickup game of developing/fielding a new sensor in ~10 years a.k.a light speed in acquisitions land. You're not wrong on the cost to maintain/operate those sensors ESPECIALLY the extremely remote sites. There are radars in places in Alaska that Amazon 2 week delivery doesn't even get close.
  5. At least in my corner of the ANG (primarily AGR unit) if you want to stay (retire) from the squadron ROPMA to O-4 is about the only way to make it happen. Roughly 20 O1-O4 slots narrow down into 5 05 billets (including the CC/DO). Makes force management a challenge or you promote yourself out of a job...
  6. See attached. Buddy of mine texted the pictures to me since I'm off the AFNET.
  7. I'd imagine it varies by state. I know that my state generally wants it done prior to ROPMA (~6 years as an O-4).
  8. Or the COMSEC form you have to initial 100 times... can't be typed, initials must be filled out in pen.
  9. "They're willing to go full Strangelove on us" State of the Union addresses never include hyperbole but hyperbole usually contains a bit of truth.
  10. How did the "Warrior Monk" let this slip past? DOD INSTRUCTION 1020.03:  HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE IN THE ARMED FORCES
  11. Do you have the manning to work a Panama schedule (break your flight/SQ into 2 "crews" each with a day shift and night shift)? Crew A does 2 days on 2 days off, 3 days on 3 days off. Crew B does 2 days off 2 days on, 3 days off, 3 days on. Just make sure you have some sort of mechanism for handoff between shifts/crews (logs, slides, etc...) The squadron I'm in now does that in perpetuity and while you don't get every weekend off you do get two 3 days weekends every month...
  12. Thanks. Chrome worked for me. Now the last applied section; I'm sure it will be riveting. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  13. I'm finishing Joint Air Operations (ACSC DL 6.0) and I just want to kill the last lesson (exercise) this weekend. IT won't work on my MacBook with Safari. Anyone had any luck getting the .xml to work on a MacOs?
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