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xaarman last won the day on November 8 2016

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  1. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    That's exactly what I was posting about, I was trying to be a bit more anonymous for the accused, lol. It was my student, so I suspect we worked together in the same office...
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I had a commander that didn't want to sign a certificate for a gay spouse citing religious beliefs. The OG said sign it or you're fired. Then he signed it. Over in about an afternoon.
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Anyone here a new hire at AA I could PM some questions? Thanks!
  4. Wasn't Liquid an obscenely busy AFSOC GO? I don't know Learjetter's background. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Those in charge do not see this as a problem they can fix. They will pay it lip service until the hiring wave slows, things will get back to the way they were, and they will declare success. We are Officers first and Pilots second, remember? edit: Second prediction: Return of Boots on the ramp policy, especially if sequestration returns.
  5. It is long commitments only, 4-5 year takers.
  6. It’s randomly in the middle of the list, around half way down.
  7. Was this already posted? The FY17 Rated Officer Retention Analysis is in the Static Demographics under AFPC applications. Normal details, but the pilot FY17 take rate was 43.8%, down from 48.1% in FY16.
  8. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Whats your background? My ARMS history is a mess because my time is split between 6 (5 of one MWS) different airplanes, each with it's own UC -> IP time and Requal times.
  9. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    I started a year out... there's lots of stuff you need to do... Request all transcripts from colleges you attended Make sure passport/First Class Medical/FCC Restricted Radio Operators Permit is good to go Get addresses/phone numbers of all your previous squadrons Make a resume/cover letter for each company Ask (and receive) Letters of References. How many is up for debate. Application review company (with turn around time) if you want Read up on companies background FOIA'd my home state drivers record and National Drivers Register databse And then there's the hours breakdown, since airlines have a different system then the AF. While not required, I manually transcribed all 648 sorties into an Excel spreadsheet, which made the numbers easily manipulatable. I did about 15-30 minutes a night for a couple weeks and was no big deal. Other people can wag them, but I flew a couple different planes, so my hours aren't as clear cut as someone who did KC-135/C-17s their entire career. There's an AF dude (I think) who runs www.milkeep.com that will do them all for you as well. The Cockpit to Cockpit book is also a good resource. It's written in AF talk which is nice, and the author is pretty humorous in translating airline prep into something we can understand. Good luck!
  10. Vance AFB information

    With the oil crash, there are actually a lot of rentals available. Check ahrn.com and homes.mil for examples. As for a single dude w/no dependents, it entirely depends on dorm capacity. Typically, unless residency is above 95%, you get dorms (and no BAH.) Unfortunately, the AF only views people as single, or married. Girlfriends are irrelevant. However, working 12+ hour days 6 days a week, going solo isn't a bad thing. Unless your SO is a nurse or teacher, sometimes local jobs can be challenging to come by... so if she's got a good deal going for her at her current location, it might be worth keeping her in her current spot. Good luck!
  11. Pilot watches

    Give it up and get an Apple Watch
  12. Promotion and PRF Information

    Allow me to play devils advocate - There is no rule about being a shitty commander.... the order is both legal and internationally ethical. No Fraud Waste and Abuse is at stake (not counting your time.) What would an IG do with this?
  13. Promotion and PRF Information

    I believe it's this... this is my category and I've had a ton of questions if this affects me. Nope, separation orders in hand, couldn't be happier. I wonder if I could change my declination of continuation with AFPC... then meet an APZ board and be promoted. Oh, no thanks.
  14. Promotion and PRF Information