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  1. Gazmo

    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Here's how you do it. You get the reserves to increase their AGR billets at all the UPT bases so you can take a former CAF pilot gone airlines and bring them back on a 6 mo, 1 yr, 2yr AGR tours while on mil leave from their company. You may have quite a few reservists willing to do the full-time thing for more AD points towards a reserve retirement. Even better, if there are ANG units close enough, you may find some ANG pilots to do it also.
  2. Oops... didn't scroll down that far. Still doesn't address the concerns of whether it has been tested using pressurized O2 and yes, as other people have mentioned, what about comms? What about the exposed kneck? This mask was designed for the conventional chem suit with hood that zips and buttons up around your kneck. Anyway, probably all things they've thought of already not mentioned in the article.
  3. I believe this is only the case with ART's and AGR's. Not GS's getting recalled to AD. They basically put an end to people working the system in the NG/ANG.
  4. Very interesting, but how does that work with a helmet? I'm sure it hasn't been tested in an unpressurized environment breathing forced oxygen. I'm all for improving the comfort of our AERPS gear and considering it seems to the Air Force's new flavor of the day, maybe they'll throw some money at the problem to get us something better.
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    B-1 Landing at Midland

    Well done.
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    Yes, I think it's absolutely uncalled for, but death and karnage is what sells news and jacks up the ratings. The media has no morals. I've seen several videos like this over the years and I'm sure everyone in this community will agree that seeing something like this sends chills up your spine. I've sat through several bone-chilling privileged mishap animations that bothered me for a really long time and these weren't even friends or family members. This would definitely not be something I'd want to come across on some news website before (or after) I found out it was a loved one.
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    Damn. It has not been a good few months for the US military aviation community. :(
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    The new airline thread

    Well your supervisor has to approve your leave for 30 days. If your supervisor approves the leave for 30 days and you're upfront and honest and tell them that you're getting an airline job and you're going to resign your position after indoc and your supervisor is good with that then I guess it's legal. However, with as many technician vacancies as there are in some of these units good luck finding a supervisor that is not going to want to get that job on the street as soon as you decide to leave to greener grasses. They can't post a vacancy on USAJobs until you resign. I guess you'd be saving on federal income tax taking the leave rather than selling it back.
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    The new airline thread

    Not sure this is legit. Supervisor would at least need to approve this stunt.
  10. ART bonus 18k per year with a contract? ANG is giving 25% bonuses to IP's with no strings attached. Figure out what 25% on GS-13-06 is (almost $30k). Payed out bi-weekly. What does the OPM say about biweekly payed incentive bonuses for GS's? It says if you resign as a GS, you get to keep what you've gotten. They can't hold you to a contract unless it's payed lump sum.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I don't know what you speak of. I've never been able to get my hands on a unicorn in the Guard.
  12. Good luck with that. They change the ANG workday guidance annually to fit their needs. I doubt they will backdate orders if the workday guidance or policies at that time dictated that upt was done in title 32.
  13. Gazmo

    Help with a Divorce

    Were you ordered to pay via allotment in your decree? I think finance may need a copy of the decree.
  14. Gazmo

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Last time I checked, there were almost 200 GS-1X jobs on USAJobs for AFRC and ANG/NG. I remember the days there were about 3...
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    ARC manning is worse than AD right now and I'm not even talking ART manning. Just manning in general. Why? Mostly the same reasons as our AD counterparts with the added joy of juggling a civilian job that pays more to work less with an ARC job with an AD-esque ops tempo. Lots of AD folks have been using the ANG as a stepping stone to the airlines and once they've gotten comfy on 2 or 3 year FO pay at United or Delta they decide they want to go IRR. Most of our guardsmen who do decide to stay to 20 are pulling the handle right at 20 versus going to 28 years as a Lt Col as many have done in the past. There is no commitment for most of our guardsmen and there is no incentive bonus to stay. Instead, all of the good deals are long gone and we get thrown alternating CENTCOM and PACOM rotations to fill that have a lot of people deploying twice per year in addition to trying to maintain mission ready status at about 1/4 the cost of our AD counterparts.
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