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  1. Air Force to begin testing enlisted pilots

    Growing up we had a family friend who flew P-38’s in WW2. He said the requirement when he signed up was 2 yrs of college to become a pilot. I understand at one point they also had enlisted “flight officer” pilots. I’m guessing requirements shifted as the needs increased. Why not try dropping the requirement to two years of college to get a commission before doing away with the requirement all together. Other than money, and the few who really want to lead the paperwork war,... why would anyone want to become an officer? It’s my understanding that O’s who are pilots in the Army get stuck as paper pushers, while the WO’s are the combat leaders in the plane/helo. I think we have a few people on this forum that could speak to the validity/invalidity of that. At the end of the day, this is just another way for the Air Force to fix the problem by not addressing the real problem.
  2. I tried googling this and couldn't find anything. Anyone have a source on this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 100% tracking until the last one... Wasn't Social Security supposed to be the "Social Insurance" plan? Instead it turned into a piggy bank and a government run retirement plan (Ponzi scheme) As Reagan said... "The more the plans fail, the more the planners plan." Everything else was very sound advice. I've noticed the SNCO's push the TSP on our younger airmen now. However, when I ask them what they invested it in they have no idea. I think un-allocated funds go into the G-fund until you tell them where to go... one step at a time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Almost 20% of the AD guys from T-1s are getting the MQ-9. (Assuming the last few drop reports here have been accurate). For those of you dreamers reading this post... Choose wisely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Return of Friday shirts / patches

    Nope, but I would have it framed and hung in the bar for posterity's sake... Lest we make the same mistakes twice.
  6. More SARC briefings soon.

    Oh wait, I thought these guys just told me for the last 7 years that preventing sexual assault was everyone's responsibility...I guess we are all off the hook now?
  7. RIF vs Force Shaping?

  8. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_SOUTH_SUDAN_US?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-12-21-07-08-38 AP Reports that it looked like an Osprey, 4 injured, one reported critical. Now they are saying a UN Helicopter was downed as well. Might have fit better under the operation deny Christmas '13 threads.
  9. I was getting the feeling that someone higher was going to "lean forward" on this one and we're going to lose a lot more than the 1900 fy14 total active force reduction the math was indicating. The longer they drag this out, the more times they are going to have to review each person's file= more wasted time (not that big blue really cares about that). A reduction of 1900 this year leaves an extra 3100 to spread out over the next 4 years ( figuring a 5k per year average reduction). The 14 odd programs also makes me think they plan on front end loading this in the first few years, then fixing what they've screwed up in the last few. But what do I know? I just work here.
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