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  1. Trying to make sure I understand the finer points of ANG/AFRC retirement policies. If this has already been asked/answered, please vector me onto this. I know that someone who has 20+ years of service qualifies for a retirement at age 60 (minus activated time in the ARC in 3-month blocks). My understanding is that if someone completes a total of 20+ years of active service between AD and/or on orders/AGR in the ARC, they qualify to draw retirement pay at the time of their retirement. (I.e., 16 years active component + 4 years on full time orders). Is this correct? I know having 7200+ points isn’t sufficient for an AD retirement without 20 years active service, and serving in an ART status as a GS is a whole other system. Just want to make sure I’m tracking correctly on how this works.
  2. This is a hypothetical, but wondering if anyone can shed light on it. If someone is medically retired from the Reserves, how does the rule set vary from AD? For instance, if someone is medically separated with 18 years service (for example) from AD, once all the wickets are worked through, they may be eligible for immediate retired pay at some multiplier based on their years of service and calculated disability. On the Reserves side, how would that work? Would they be eligible for some immediate retired pay, or would that wait until age 60? What if they’ve reached 20 years of AD time? (I’d assume immediate in that case) Like I said, this is all a hypothetical. I’m at 14 yearsish now, and considering if there’s a safety net factor that changes there. Thanks.
  3. PVC/PAC heart rhythm experience

    Thanks, sent you a PM.
  4. Has anyone on here had any experience dealing with PVCs or PACs (heart rhythm ectopy) either from the flyer or flight medicine side of things?
  5. 1801 Handling Question

    Here's a question for OSSers/Airfield Management-savvy types: Once an 1801 is filed, does a record copy of that go in "the system" (I'm sure there's a better name for that, but I have no idea what it is)? In other words, does the FAA and/or ICAO equivalents ever get the full contents of the form, or just the pertinent route/speed/altitude data to generate the strip? More specifically, if the PIC block is ever filled in as anything other than "On File", does that go outside of military channels?
  6. Promotion and PRF Information

    Is that truth data from this year's board? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  7. Promotion and PRF Information

    Are those stats coming off of AFPC or any place else that's accessible? Any further breakdown of the stats? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  8. I took my hearing test today for my annual PHA (haven't had the main PHA yet so I haven't had a chance to talk to my Flight Doc) and showed an H-2 profile in my right ear. Everything was fine except for a 50 in the 6000 Hz range. I'm retaking the test tomorrow, but aside from earplugs and clicking on anything I think might be any sort of sound, are there any recommendations for the test? I've been reading the earlier comments in the thread, but know that the AFIs change over time and some of these are more than a decade old. If the loss is the same, what's the waiver process realistically look like for an experienced flyer needing an FCII? Along the same lines, if needed, what sort of timeline would be involved? I'm currently in a non-flying assignment and a must-move this summer. I'm trying to get back to a cockpit, so would a waiver for an FCII (if I wind us needing one) be a time issue for that? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  9. Promotion and PRF Information

    P/DP is essentially the only thing the Student MLR does from my understanding.
  10. Promotion and PRF Information

    That's my understanding, but after some looking around the regs on e-pubs, I can't find a reference for it. The one difference if I remember right is that there aren't carryover DPs, since everyone in the MLR is getting boarded. As long as that's the case it should be something like 55% DP, 45% P.
  11. Promotion and PRF Information

    Anybody know what the O-5 select rate is for people at in-res IDE with a "P" for IPZ? The AF promotion statistics website details stats for DP and P, but doesn't break anything out by the student MLR vs. the normal SR/MLR route. Since the past few boards have had IDE method and AAD masked, does anybody have a feel for what the past couple of boards have done?
  12. I'm probably slower than the average bear here, but just wanted to confirm my understanding of this. Under the current rule set, is there ANY way to reduce retirement pay age other than age 60 minus Reserve/Guard drill days? The next likely opportunity I'd have to consider making the jump from AD is around the 16 year point. So for example, if I were to leave AD and join a reserve component and get on EAD orders for at least four years after that point, does that get me to an AD retirement, or is that still 60 minus reserve time (56 in this case)? Thanks.
  13. So here's a question: for the past few years the idea of retirement reform has been in play, with the caveat that anybody on active duty gets grandfathered (if they wish) in the current 20-year pension system. With both the HASC and SASC bills talking about changing some version of matching TSP contributions it looks like the writing's on the wall that within the next few years the traditional retirement won't be around for new accessions. So the question is, for individuals currently on active duty who transition to a Guard/Reserve component after any retirement legislation has been passed, can they stay in the current ARC retirement system (draw a pension at 60 years of age)? Obviously nothing's final until it's law, but just wondering if anybody's looked at the fine print in the HASC/SASC markups?
  14. Does anybody on here have any contact info for rated hiring at the 452 AMW (March ARB) on either the KC-135 or C-17 side? I've tried calling their recruiter's office, but they didn't seem to have too much on the rated side of things. Thank you.
  15. Palace Chase info

    What community are you coming out of?