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  1. Wasn’t that the primary driver of SOCOM wanting light attack? Sure, extra firepower is nice, but I thought the primary plan was to equip the 6 SOS and do AvFID with it.
  2. You too have been operating in the same low intensity conflicts the rest of us have. I’m not so convinced an HH-60 or HC-130 force would necessarily do any better. Probably the best thing you’ve got going for you is a natural integration framework to the rest of the CAF. AFSOC has a fair bit of diversity when it comes to operability and survivability in certain IADs...some more than others. I’m not going to speak for the PJs, but I would be surprised if they didn’t have a decent home alongside the ST community. The -60s used to be AFSOC, and the command probably wouldn’t mind having them back. I’ll concede that once SOF gets their hands on it, tastings go up, but Pedro seems to have a pretty solid identity built on CSAR. As far as the -130s, AFSOC needs more lift. MC demand is far above what can be supported, and on top of that, it gets tapped to pull PR coverage anyways.
  3. Found it. AFPC can’t guarantee a payback ADSC from Initial qual if you’re that close to retirement.
  4. I appreciate that the Lockheed guys are calling it the Talon III
  5. Does anyone (I.e. central boards and SR) actually care about FGO quarterly awards?
  6. Shaft/AirGuardian, thanks for the solid advice!
  7. It’s reminding me why I took a hiatus from this forum.
  8. Wow. That’s digging into the way back machine. Early 80s USAF must have been awesome
  9. In other news, I just saw the memo from Deputy CSAF-manpower that 2-line PRFs are official, effective 16 Sept 19. More details are apparently on mypers (not gonna log on to mypers to find them)
  10. Did the AF ever really get into helmet art?
  11. Can’t speak to the GSC side of the house, but AFSOC is still looking for rated bodies, probably across the board. I’ve known a handful of BUFF EWOs cross over to MCs. I imagine there’s a handful of bomber dudes who found themselves in gunships as well. However the biggest limfac in gunships is the AC-J pipeline. U boat crossflows have created quite a backlog from what I understand. YMMV, but most schoolhouses (except maybe U-28s) have limited student throughput.
  12. Good point on lifestyle. To clarify, it’s post-20 yr plan. Thanks for the gouge. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that there are other federal agencies with leadership problems.
  13. Mapping out post AF career options (already at 10 year point). Intent is to eek out an AD retirement and then punch at 20. Anyone have any experience applying for those types of jobs? Is it possible to work an airline career to pay the bills?
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