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  1. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I am very curious to find out what happens to you as I will be in the same situation in a few years. I made O4 as a 1 APZ and my last 3 OPRs are far superior to my first 6. But if LT/early Captain are all that matters I should bounce and not play the game.
  2. Snuggie

    The Next President is...

    I’m weary of a fully cash based system for healthcare, even if doctors provide their prices upfront. Vets are almost all cash based and prices are competitive. But if the cost is too high, or the suffering is too great, I can put the dog down. That isn’t something I would do for my kid or my wife. So people expect to do whatever it takes to keep their family members alive and healthy. I don’t know what will solve this problem; personally I think Medicare for all would be the solution for most people, but it would not be without cost. Of course a portion of expensive health problems can be solved by reducing obesity but that opens up a whole different can of worms, since it is a problem across every demographic in the US. I don’t want the government or google tracking my weight and denying healthcare if I don’t get my steps in.
  3. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I also found out yesterday. I’m a 1APZ and I made it. So far all the APZs I’ve talked to have made it. I wonder of guys that were passed over again if there are any that didn’t have a QFI or asked not to be promoted.
  4. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    My wing is going to announce on Monday. I have heard of at least one APZ that got told he made it already.
  5. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I’m waiting for the “it was 100% promotion opportunity for everybody but....”. The question will be if it’s only for guys with QFIs or if they also looked at above the zone/in the zone guys.
  6. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    This is what I don't get. If you are going to do that why only have commanders submit PRFs for people with derogatory information? And what qualifications are they using to count somebody as a promote/ what is their cut line? At least when I read the announcement months ago I thought the board would only look at those with a submitted PRF, which should have taken two days tops.
  7. I remember when AIP went away the first time at Creech. Leadership's line was that we built a dining hall, you have a gas station and gym, so you don't need it anymore. And by the way it will save the AF a million dollars a month by stopping it. I don't think the extra $400 a month is going to change my stay/go calculation but I'll take the money.
  8. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    '08 guy, found out I was passed over yesterday. No UIF or other bad paperwork but a mediocre record (no strats/awards). I wasn't surprised but I had hoped the AF's stated need for RPA pilots would push me over the line.
  9. Snuggie

    Promotion and PRF Information

    An article on the AF portal has been updated with the O-4 board public release date: 18 July. The AFPC website has not been updated as of an hour ago. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  10. Snuggie

    Drone Pilots: We Don’t Get No Respect

    The first few of the last round of UPT directs were in the last majors board. The ones I am aware of made it. For the 07 board that is about to be released most of the guys were at least a Aircraft Commander in their manned follow on. But it will be interesting to see how many of them make it and the reasoning for those who are passed over. If your goal is to make O-4, staying in RPAs would be a safe bet. You should be an IP and could have a clearer path at getting into certain programs (Weapons School) than as a 2nd assignment manned guy. But staying in something you hate to make O-4 isn't worth it.
  11. If you want a MPA I would suggest University of Nebraska Omaha. Very military friendly (without the student body being 100% military box checkers), a wide variety of degree concentrations, and from a real school. It's over TA but only not widely so. The University of North Carolina also has a highly ranked MPA degree program but they are live streamed classes done in the evenings and it is very expensive. With my schedule it wouldn't have worked but could be an option if you have a normal M-F job and want a legit degree.
  12. I am but I haven't asked any ATP places yet. From what the FAA told me they will have to fill out the paper application as the electronic one will kick back an error. I will try to contact the guy who I am planning on using to see if he has any issues with it.
  13. Snuggie

    White House Fellowship

    Is there anybody here who has applied for and/or has been selected for the White House Fellowship program? I am looking for a little more gouge then what the AF application and the website have about the program; and to see if I even have a shot when the application window comes around next summer. Thanks in advance.
  14. I spoke to Airmen's Certifications at the FAA in OKC today about this. As long as you are not in the US (due to a OCONUS assignment or deployment) when your written test expires you are covered by SFAR 100-2. I was very specific in telling them that I'm stationed overseas not deployed overseas and they said I would be covered. All the examiner would need to see is a copy of CED or PCS orders showing I was overseas when my written expired. I am still going to stick her name in note with my written test so when I get push back in 2017 I can call her back.
  15. I was a UPT-D guy the last time they did this. I had a month between UPT graduation and my first training course. I went TDY en route to Randolph for the RPA basics course. A month of classroom work trying to teach the basics of the CAF. Then I went to the school house while it was still at Creech. They won't need SERE which might make moving to their training that much quicker. Depending on how quickly they can get CMRed they could be flying missions in theater within a few weeks of arriving at their squadron. I was flying my first combat mission before most of my UPT friends finished their initial training. The nuts and bolts of the training course are floating around in the various RPA threads. My info is 5 years old now but please make sure to not treat the RPA guys like leper when the assignment drops. It was amazing to see how people were afraid to talk about it like it was some sort of communicable disease they would catch. But unlike our go around it doesn't sound like the AF is going to make any promises of a follow on assignment afterwards so any of your guys who do put a RPA down on their dream sheet should be ready to do it for their ADSC. Edit- spelling is hard
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