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xaarman last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Duck - the details will be in your non select paperwork from MPF. Also you get six six months of TAMP regardless if you get offered continuation and decline or are not offered it at all.
  2. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Ha maybe. But I was offered and declined continuation.
  3. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    What? Rule #2 specifically says special benefits package, which JGB falls under per MPFs own list. As for currency, I separated 31 Dec 2017, so not sure what would have changed between now and then.
  4. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Ok I had to look back in my emails. Your discharge benefits code is under “special benefits package.” When you go to Airman and Family Readiness, they will look up that code, which also authorizes you six months of healthcare under TAMP. MPF has a master list of codes that qualify for the 20 days of permissive TDY under the special benefits package listed above. Give them the code that A&FRC gave you and they will validate the 20 days. Edit: I had to go to MPF and get it added to DEERS, THEN Separations would validate/approve the 20 days. Edit 2: it was the Separation code, which was JGB for us. That’s what I had to get added to DEERS before pressing on.
  5. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I was able to take 20 days of permissive TDY tacked onto my terminal.
  6. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Congratulations Duck.... it's much better on this side. If you don't have your airline applications ready to publish, get on it ASAP. Let me know if you have any questions on the 2x passed over process.
  7. xaarman

    Increasing SUPT Commitment

    With a few separate details, this was me. I really didn’t care to advance my military career, told my commander I planned to get out, asked to be a line IP at a UPT base, and was subsequently passed over for Major. The rumor mill went crazy as I deployed to Tampa for 7 months in the middle of it (“he told the commander to fuck off...) The amount of friends who privately expressed envy was shocking and kind of hilarious. In conclusion, it can happen with the right commander and right assignment. Incredibly thankful for the opportunities of the past, incredibly stoked to be out and loving life. Risky move, but knew I couldn’t stomach another 10 years. No regrets.
  8. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Congratulations on your selection to Major!
  9. xaarman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    As real as this: https://www.duffelblog.com/2012/10/guantanamo-prisoners-to-receive-gi-bill-benefits/
  10. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I have nothing to add other than this is a great post. I really enjoy your writing style on here.
  11. xaarman

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I feel like it’s another good time to post this: https://www.duffelblog.com/2015/04/jcs-dont-care-youre-resigning/
  12. xaarman

    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    A Cessna 208 with a 105mm howitzer sticking out the side.
  13. xaarman

    Promotion and PRF Information

    https://warontherocks.com/2018/05/a-call-for-senior-officer-reform-in-the-air-force-an-insiders-perspective/ Any O-6s or HPOs care to weigh in on the above? Obviously I left well before the level of discussion in the article, but is the O-6 exodus as bad as he makes it out to be? I knew higher ranks were Political (as is being an Officer in general) but he makes it sound like it's more tribal than a country club in the deep south.
  14. xaarman

    Viper Mishap at Lake Havasu, AZ

    Normally this YouTube channel does ATC audio, but here's the Dispatch in real time:
  15. xaarman

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    *golf clap* Cobra Ball!