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  1. North Korea at it again

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/us-china-trade-dispute-looms-over-trump-summit-with-japans-abe/2018/04/17/2c94cb02-424f-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2_story.html https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/17/north-and-south-korea-reportedly-set-to-announce-official-end-to-war.html Related? One can hope...
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Sent out a memo? Now there’s some leadership...
  3. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Is this internet change just a Deid thing or is it happening at other AFCENT based as well?
  4. Info on flight boots

    It’ll be a sad day when/if the green flight suits go away. I feel like we earned the right to wear them by earning our wings. OCPs just make me look like another ground pounder.
  5. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Can’t get out fast enough...
  6. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    This actually makes me feel much better since the average would be more like a historical mid 80s.
  7. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    We lost 5 out of 26 in T-6s and another in T-1s. There were also 2 who washed out of my IFS class. When the Air Force upholds standards, people do wash out. Now they are only interested in production so good enough is ok. Why do you think IFS morphed back into IFT?
  8. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I remember taking the BATs test which was supposed to judge hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. There’s a newer version of it, but it’s still the same principle. A mentor when I was applying told me that some people just can’t hack UPT due to their lack of fine motor skills. I’m afraid this shows we will continue to push people through as mentioned above who lack these skills. It’s been said here a lot, but I think it means a lot more jets will be in the dirt over the next few years.
  9. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    This was my thought as well, my PCSM was a 91 and my AFOQT were fairly high as well. The officer recruiter initially told me I wasn’t competitive because I didn’t have 200+ hours and all of my civilian ratings. I always felt lucky to be selected during a competitive time, but damn that seems like dropping the bar pretty far.
  10. I’ll gladly take back pay for my Creech assignment. $400/mo would have been over $20k. Now it just makes me even angrier and want to separate even more. AIP ended right before I got there and now that I’ve left it’s coming back. Damn you Air Force.
  11. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    When they cancel the light attack idea, the buzz phrase they’ll use will be “we need capabilities to win the next war, not the last one.” Even though we’ll be still fighting the last one when the next war kicks off.
  12. The new airline thread

    Can you elaborate on this one? I’m debating how long to wait before dropping PC paper work. Right now I’m shooting for 8 months prior to desired separation date (not including terminal).
  13. They are saying fly only guys will fill flying related jobs all the way to the staff level - training, Stan/Eval, flight safety, etc. I would expect a wing chief of Stan/eval to be a Lt Col whether he is fly only or not. If I were on that track and became a gray-beard tactical expert high time evaluator, I would also expect to compete for on time promotion to Lt Col, instead of being penalized for 2 years. If you’re choosing the fly only track to avoid greater responsibility then I agree you shouldn’t be handed Lt Col. I just want my increased responsibility to be related to the mission, not planning change of command or other queep.
  14. The Next President is...

    If the IRS was just doing their jobs why did Lois Lerner plead the 5th? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lois-lerner-pleads-the-fifth-again-doesnt-testify-on-irs-targeting/ Maybe she was trying to avoid process crimes like we’re seeing now with Flynn. Or maybe she was part of a crooked administration harassing political opponents.