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MooseAg03 last won the day on August 27

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  1. MooseAg03

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Hell, the threat of even a crappy 6 month air advisor non-flying deployment is enough to drive me off active duty. The last flying deployment was only marginally more satisfying when the jets were flyable. The sustainment phase of the never ending war gets old after countless trips to the desert. Everyone is burned out and looking for something more satisfying, more rewarding, and with greater control over their own lives. I’m not sure there’s a solution to that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    KC-46A Info

    Why we didn’t think the boom operator needed a window to be able to see the receiver is beyond me. So what happens when the video system (after they finally get it working) has some sort of maintenance issue? The tanker becomes a real expensive and complex 767 freighter. Just put the damn boom at the back of the jet like we’ve been doing for 60 years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    MyPers Officer Promotions will have the promotion increments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Palace Chase info

    Stupid HTML, meant to say are people having success with approvals of less than 6 months? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The new airline thread

    Where you’ll work a lot more hours to make that pay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I only had about 1,000 hours before I was yanked to fly droids. The flying came back pretty quick, but it’s the running the mission and dealing with TACC that takes exposure. I’ve been pretty damn busy this past year and I’ve only flown 350 hours. I’d hate to see how little that would be with a queep job that keeps me from flying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    There are over 8,000 Lt Cols in the active duty, they aren't all DOs and CCs. I'm just trying to illustrate the ridiculous position that guys in my demographic are in, and why we will all be gone within the next year. We get non-vol'd away from our MWS, do well in RPAs, but fight to get back to our airframe. Then we either have to choose to chase a promotion or regain proficiency that we lost being gone for 5 years. I thought the Air Force was in need of pilots, but I know if I stay active duty and choose to not fly a desk then I will not get promoted.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Agree, but do all O-5s need to be SQ/CCs? We’re saying you need the pushes to get promoted, and you need to work a desk job outside of the squadron to get the pushes. What about those that want to focus on flying? My goal if I stayed active for 20 would be to serve as the Chief Pilot for the Sq, does that not deserve O-5? Sorry for the barrage of questions, but it seems like the options for those that don’t desire squadron command are to either sign a ridiculous ADSC for the joke of a fly-only track, or get passed over twice and then accept continuation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Palace Chase info

    Has anyone applied for PC recently? Just wondering if they are still being generous with approvals of Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    From what I see (and it was this way in ACC as well), you have to work at an attached or on loan job to be considered worth anything. Squadron superstars are always pushed out to jobs above the squadron level (and in RPAs they are reserved for guys who re-catted). I’m fine with that, but I’m not going to waste what time I have left with that noise, as Viper said. I’m trying to rack up as much time as possible before punching, and a ridiculous desk job doesn’t facilitate that. Because of that, you can bet my last few OPRs on active duty won’t have any sort of DO or CC push. I’ll take my chances getting promoted in the guard/reserve, and hopefully without ACSC by correspondence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    This is what sucks for those of us who were farmed out to RPAs and why those of us who returned to cockpits will all be leaving. Upon coming back you can either choose to fly your ass off to regain some credibility in your MWS, or you can sit behind the desk and work for that DO/CC push. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FY 18 ACP take rate?

    Geez, we’re being outsmarted by the Army? No offense Lawman... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    I’d opt for Velcro, they’ve changed colors of patches and where we wear them like 6 times already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Latest Movies

    Just watched Hostiles on Netflix. Quite good if you like westerns. Kind of a shorter Dances with Wolves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Active retirement in ARC

    From my previous investigation into this, I thought it would be based on the full base pay rate of your last 3 years. The definition below seems to support that, so as Loach said why would they not take his High 3 from when he was on active orders? High-36 Plan The retired pay base for a qualified reserve retirement under the High-36 retirement plan is the total amount of monthly basic pay to which the member was entitled during the member's high-36 months divided by 36. This includes months to which the member would have been entitled if the member had served on active duty during the entire period. Usually this will be the average of the 36 months for the member's pay grade and years of service taken from the pay tables in effect for the 36 months immediately preceding the date that retired pay begins, regardless of when the member stopped participation (i.e. went into the gray area). The High-36 retirement plan uses a multiplier % that is the same as the final pay plan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk