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    Space Corps Good or Bad?

    "separate but equal" to the AF https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/politics/trump-space-force-air-force/index.html
  2. This morning, I was reading an interesting Kellogg study on military service and its influence on CEOs (http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/benmelech/html/BenmelechPapers/MilitaryCEOs.pdf). As I start planning for my enroute descent to retirement (it's inevitable at some point), I'm wondering what experiences and advice the grey beards have for the transition. The airlines thread is awesome, but that's not the life for everyone. What other options are out there for a pilot with some staff stink, a TS, and an online MBA?
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    What's your favorite mission?

    There's good flying, good traveling, and good living. Pick two.
  4. Virtual promotion party on bodn. He'll have to mail out drinks.
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Not comfortably
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    ENJJPT or UPT for AFSOC?

    Mutually exclusive.
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    The Next President is...

    Obama's 'pen and phone' set the landscape for what Democrats fear most from the current administration. Perhaps the greatest lesson both parties should learn from Obama is that the pen of executive fiat is always inherited with an equally potent eraser. Arduous though it is, bipartisan compromise is almost always the better path to lasting change.
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    Columbus T-38 down

    I thought that it was the tie you got for free. Doesn't punching just make you 'eligible' to buy the watch?
  9. AFI51-604 para 10 is the reference you're looking for. Emphasis added. "Only line of the AF officers with a current aeronautical rating, as defined by AFI 11-402, may command flying units (any unit that has flying, planning and directing the employment of manned and remotely piloted aircraft as their primary mission). The rated officer must hold a currently effective aeronautical rating or crewmember certification, and must be qualified for aviation service in an airframe flown by the unit to be commanded. (T-1)"
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    OTS/ OCS chances and questions

    ANG Pros: You're in control of your life. AD Pros: Luck and timing will occasionally come up JACKPOT and you can do cool stuff you never expected.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    That's what allotments are for, right?
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Does this mean we'll start buying/paying for our flight suits?
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    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    When I was a young Airman, making $1k/mo, those discounts mattered a lot. I happily took them, along with food stamps and WIC, so my family could eat. Today, with a much healthier budget, I still like to say thank you by supporting the businesses that offer them. At restaurants, specifically, I tip back the entirety of the discount to the waitstaff on top of normal tip. Personal choice. In terms of plates, most Texans don't park in the Randolph parking lot. They do, however, see a random MSM plate in their town and feel a swell of pride and patriotism. I know, because I was once that young kid in a non-military heavy Texas town. Yes, the free registration is nice, but it also plays a small part in preserving Texas culture.
  14. quoted for truth (emphasis added)
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Should they really punish her? As a public affairs troop, she literally led her shop to produce the most widely shared and talked about social media engagement campaign in PA history.
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    GA Aircraft Flown

    What about really tall middle aged dudes that are kinda heavy?
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    The Next President is...

    Starting point is EO 12968. POTUS can add/delete/grant/etc as desired. Security is an executive (presidential) program.
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    Sanity check - Should we buy our dream home?

    I've purchased 4 homes. After the debacle that was buying a house in Clovis, NM, my #1 rule is 'only buy a home in a place you'd like to stay.'
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    Sanity check - Should we buy our dream home?

    Memory is fuzzy, but I seem to remember filling out an 'intent to occupy as primary residence' last time I qualified for a VA loan.
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    ADSC Waiver to Retire

    Good topic. Which ADSCs are waiverable if you're eligible to retire? Promotion? PCS? IDE/SDE?
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    AFI36-3003 Unit Approval Level. Unit commanders are the approval authority for annual leave requests and normally delegate approval to a level no lower than the first-line supervisor. Supervisor is just the lower-limit of delegation. Talk to your flt/cc about what happened. Should be an easy fix.
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    C146 Wolfhound Info

    Affirm. Not Cannon. http://www.cannon.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1198568/legacy-lost-the-524th-special-operations-squadron-moves-on/
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    C146 Wolfhound Info

    Do it. Good flying. Good location. Good people.