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xaarman last won the day on November 8 2016

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  1. 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.
  2. Promotion and PRF Information

  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    How does one cover this? Hey, just here to kill time until someone better comes along.
  4. Promotion and PRF Information

    To be honest, I can't see AFPC, HAF/A1 or MAJCOM A1 caring about passed over Captains turning down continuation. They know pilots won't stay Captains unless they're prior enlisted and need it to make retirement. On the AFPC roadshows, a number was used for planned attrition, but I don't recall what it was. However, I could see them caring about how many pilots were passed over in the first place.... but the Defense Officers Personnel Management Act (which mandates up or out and promotion by year group) overrides service specific job requirements. IMHO, nothing will change until Congress changes DOPMA.... and the branches don't want it changed because it's one of the few ways to separate (leaderships view of) underperformers.
  5. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Those wings look so awkward for the airframe.
  6. Promotion and PRF Information

    I just signed my declination of continuation sheet. It says "I understand that by declining continuation, I will be separated, effective the last day of the 6th month following approval of the board, under AFI 36-3207, Separating Commissioned Officers, unless I have an earlier voluntary DOS established or after completion of all Health Profession ADSC obligations incurred... blah blah blah" What the "board approval" date is, I'm not sure. I'll update when a DOS is in the system. Also every sheet/memo/statement has in big, bold, and underlined letters that if I decline continuation, I am not entitled to Involuntary Separation Pay. Like, they really want you to know that.
  7. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Random question: With DAL starting hiring the earliest of the big 4, and since seniority means so much, is it worth prioritizing UAL/AA/SWA strictly to be on the front side of that companies' hiring wave? Also, any gossip on who is getting the call nowadays? Currently 2550ish TT, 1350ish TPIC and 818 IP time, no conversion. Hoping to skip the regional route, but if I go less than 100 hours in 12 months waiting, I'll bite the bullet.
  8. Promotion and PRF Information

    2x passover, no UIF, offered (but turning down) continuation. Forever grateful for the past decade, forever grateful I don't have to do another decade (or another 2 years.)
  9. Promotion and PRF Information

    Friends at other bases have the list now. Been a fun 10 years and no regrets, but definitely looking forward to not doing another 10 years. Leadership is currently sticking with their no notifications until the 18th timeline, so it's still unofficial, and no words on continuation.
  10. Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Thread question: how long from an ETS can you be deployed? I'm expecting pass over here shortly, which should put my DOS 31 Jan. With terminal, it should be around 15 Dec, and the squadron is planning on me being deployed 12 Oct - 15 Dec. While I know terminal requires commander approval, is there a reference for the min time home? Everyone who has separated has said 6 months minimum to deal with the life change, VA appointments, MPF, Finance, final out checklists, etc.
  11. Promotion and PRF Information

    Notifications are starting to go out, friend has been notified he made it. Currently deployed, so I suspect I'll find out around public release.
  12. Promotion and PRF Information

    You forgot Maxwell. (sarcasm intended)
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    A lot of things wouldn't have gotten done without JQP. Remember the mold problem at AUAB? Or the Laughlin IP issues? Those alone make me thankful for the JQP readership. While I don't always agree with the conclusions, I read the articles and will stay subscribed for a long time.
  14. If I had to guess, it's because they shut off the pipeline when I went through (09-10.) Of the 3 guys who went T-38s in my class, one got KC-135s, one got T-6 FAIP (now BUFFs) and the other got UAVs. They combined our 3 guys with the prior (or next class, don't remember) and of those 6, only one person got a fighter (F-15s). It was like that for the entire CY, and then some. Plus all the other aforementioned stuff in the thread.
  15. Promotion and PRF Information

    At least they updated it from Late Jun - Mid July to Early - Mid July!