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  1. Deeply saddened to hear this, been a long time since we spoke. RIP, bud. 🍺
  2. ROCK 10

    What's your favorite mission?

    Few things validated our purpose in H-3's back in '06 (IMHO), more than being launched for a live AE ALPHA Alert - extremely rare. One hour from the call to wheels up headed to OAXX x 2 to hopefully make a difference. Was an incredible symphony of coordination and precision, all with the Top 3 there at the plane, watching our every move. Agree with the last two as well!
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Wow, thanks for posting. Vid was less than 2 min, but the AOPA Safety debrief/commentary was 30 min+. Well worth the time, IMHO. Was hosted by a Ret USAF O-6 and former T-Bird CC. ARC Bubbas are auth a GTP for watching, share with your folks. Fly Safe!
  4. ROCK 10

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Unsure, but the info above may be dated... The retirement "points value" for a retired O-5 has already gone up .03 cents per point since FY16 (worth an extra $150/mo for someone with 5000 ARC retirement points). I'd hate to see someone lose out on this by not staying in the IRR until 60 - assuming they have 20+ good years. Sorry for the de-rail..
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Jaded, keep in mind that if you resign/retire now vs. moving to the IRR - you'll be locking in your retired points value in 2018. Most folks stay in the IRR and still accumulate longevity, PLUS you'll get the points value in the FY of your 60th birthday - could be worth a few hundred bucks a month down the line... Just sayin' - best of luck!
  6. GDAL, got the same news back in '95 when I was on a similar path. Will try to dig up the alt tests that were performed by a CIV optometrist. Beyond waivers, there were also ETP's (Exception To Policy) that my AFRC unit had sponsored for other UPT hopefuls' vision issues - start looking up the reg's when you have the time. Oddly enough, I've passed all vision tests since - maybe just a bad day... Keep in mind the USAF NEEDS pilots right now - so waivers, etc. may be less prohibitive today -- Never Give Up!!
  7. ROCK 10

    History Friday - Patches

    This got a few laughs in the squadron today.
  8. Take a few minutes to look up recent board stat's on myPers under Officer Promotions. IMA's are/used to be tracked in a separate category among LAF boards. Please confirm if AFRC or ANG. If AFRC, you'll need a PRF (usually due in Jan), and the boxes are either "BPZ" or "I/APZ" - however, your OSB/CDB will will likely say "twice considered" in the top section. Verify in vMPF website. Finally, check the PDRA sp? to verify ALL of your OPR's and citations are loaded - missing, incomplete info to the Board is PK=1.
  9. ARC retirement calculator link: https://mypers.af.mil/app/processes/form/fn/rpc Stumbled upon this a few weeks ago, 15 seconds and you're done - best one I've seen yet.
  10. ROCK 10

    Promotion and PRF Information

    FF, The AFPC feedback was informative for me, but it does take about 8-10 weeks for the phone call. PM if you'd like more details - finally made it APZ++... Caution: For those of you who are considering/transitioning to AFRC - be advised there is now huge competition for certain year groups due to the large influx of recent AD separations, and the board %'s are similar to AD - ANG not so much. If you're expecting a TR/airline bubba to write your OPR's/PRF - think again if you'd like to make it to 20 years+ in the ARC. You gotta row your own boat here... Lots of good info on this thread, wish I had read it sooner.
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    History Friday

  12. OT: ART Bonus VALID! Just wanted to update a sidebar from a few weeks ago - the 25% Bonus is a thing, and showed up in this week's LES. (Voodoo math involved, YMMV by locale) Looks like it's being applied differently in the ARC, and may take some time for full implementation, at least in AFRC... Anyhoo, it's good to see Big Blue follow through on something with a tangible positive impact - $$$, but still long overdue. Hope the AD folks get a similar boost soon.
  13. Fingers crossed on the 25% ART bonus. Just checked the OPM pay tables for 2017, and a non-rated GS-13 step 8's gross will exceed the current SSR (base +30%) by $1100+, at least in my locality. At least morale is 'PDG'. Anyhoo, looking forward to the LES this week - and hoping the 1.7% FERS retirement proposal gains some traction - that would be a game changer for some of us... Best Update: Looks like my neighborhood received the full locality, since it exceeded the old 30% 'bonus' - fair enough...