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  1. I don't care about the gender neutral stuff... but I do care that they removed the line about those *who fly*. That's some everyone's important #iserved BS.
  2. Looks like Big Blue gave up on Light Attack- https://www.defensenews.com/smr/federal-budget/2020/02/10/sorry-sierra-nevada-corp-and-textron-the-us-air-force-isnt-buying-light-attack-planes/
  3. The AC-208? https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/ac-208-eliminator-armed-caravan-aircraft/ Edit - another previous thread
  4. There's a slide deck out there that shows this year's 1BPZ meeting 1 year later and 2BPZ meeting 2 years later. So it looks like a move to align eligibility periods to start when IPZ starts. But we're still chugging along like '07/'08 are meeting boards this spring so who knows what the aimpoint is.
  5. Well, 5 year window/end of BPZ is AF Amn/NCO Official - https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/12/09/air-force-to-drop-below-the-zone-promotions-for-officers/ Any good RUMINT on 07-08 boards during the transition?
  6. White phosphorus NVGs are also a lot more forgiving than the greens with screen glare. If any of you are moving that way NVIS EFB filters may not be required. Add- I have never used an NVG filter, just night modes and low brightness. Started with it on my knee now it's at my 10 or 2 o'clock suctioned on the window. CSO laptops make more glare most nights.
  7. PCSd out here in Feb/March. If you're a facebooker look up Mildenhall/Lakenheath Q&A, yard sales, for sale, auto lemon lot etc. lots of info there. 1. Electronics - Look at every electronic device. Somewhere on the power cord, device manual, power brick, or internet you will find a voltage/frequency rating. If it does not show an input within this range, I would consider ditching or storing it unless you really need it: England 230 V 50 Hz (source: GOOGLE) You'll get transformers provided (on base also has dual power) but they'r
  8. Yeah it doesn't sound like these dudes even know these exist in the AF or its periphery.
  9. I've never seen it attempted or noted in an FEF.
  10. If your leadership is cool they'll give you a thing or note or at least an email with it. I had to go find mine in VMPF
  11. 1. I wouldn't, furniture and everything else is expensive there. If it won't fit through a standard single US door it may be worth storing. 2. I had no issues with any US electronics. 3. Seawall is about as easy as an off base drive gets. 0-3/0-4 housing rates will get you a very livable space, even single. Start googling housing agencies, you can get an idea of what those spaces will look like. Your unit/sponsor can recommend more. I used Tokuzato housing back in the day. 4. It was very yen centric but I didn't have many issues with declined cards or too many transaction
  12. News: 16 May - Terrain following in operational test https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28048/mc-130j-special-ops-transports-are-finally-getting-this-terrain-following-radar-they-badly-need
  13. Previous thread was from 2007 and lumped in with the HC, I'll try and keep this first post up to date. Command: AFSOC Crew: Pilot, CP, CSO, LMs Mission: Commando II flies clandestine, or low visibility, single or multiship, low-level air refueling missions for special operations helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft, and infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces (SOF) by airdrop or airland intruding politically sensitive or hostile territories. The MC-130J primarily flies missions at night to reduce probability of visual acquisition and intercept by airb
  14. SOF DT talked about it a little bit in a recent webinar. Sounds like vector, needs, and timing. Pry not too different with other DTs.
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