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Kiloalpha last won the day on May 15 2017

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About Kiloalpha

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  1. Upcoming Boards

    Depends on the unit. Some are sticklers for visiting or no interview. Other units have invited me for interviews without visiting. If I had to put a percentage on it, I’m much more likely to get an interview at places I visit, maybe 85% now? Before I had the PPL, that was more like 50/50. As a rule, I try to visit every unit I plan on applying to. It’s beneficial for you as well. You need to like the unit you’re aiming for, it really is you feeling them out and them feeling you out (sts).
  2. Upcoming Boards

    Starting out, I had mediocre LORs. I really dug into connections and family friends to bring those up, which I think has helped. Cover letter is a big one, I’ve gone through probably 50k rough drafts, each getting better. Most units don’t give productive feedback. I had to call repeatedly or email to get any feedback, and that usually was “Your stuff looks good, maybe get some more flying time?”. I think the biggest thing was getting my PPL. It seems like once that was done, more units took me seriously. Plus, my PCSM had a nice boost from that. I know a few people who thought their big breakthrough was retaking the TBAS to boost their PCSM, so YMMV.
  3. Upcoming Boards

    Chin up, bro. I had tons of rejects before I got interviews. Every rejection is a chance to improve and refine your application.
  4. F-18 Down at Key West

    Fair winds and following seas
  5. Ad that forcibly takes your browser to “Amazon” iOS

    It's buried in the Javascript that runs those ads. Annoying as shit. The only solution I've found is turning it off under Settings>Safari>Advanced (at bottom)>Turn off JavaScript. But, that basically turns the websites you view into a 90's redux. Catch 22.
  6. The Next President is...

    Trust me. I know better than anyone that Repubs are just as culpable. I'd contest #2, but grant you 3 and 4.
  7. The Next President is...

    I'm your huckleberry. Give me facts to support your key points you made in the following post: 1. Democrats aren't for open borders and open immigration 2. Democrats aren't advocating socialism 3. Democrats haven't ran up huge debts 4. Democrats don't want to "gut the military"
  8. Unsponsored to UPT

    Ah, in that case you're already sponsored. Odds definitely aren't in your favor. Haven't heard of a single person going to T-38s in the past few years that wasn't sponsored by a fighter unit.
  9. Unsponsored to UPT

    I was told that you had to have a sponsoring AFRC unit before the T-1/T-38 split. Not sure if that’s still current however, it’s a few years old.
  10. He’ll be pissed more than likely, since you’re messing up his numbers.
  11. I need some advice

    Well, you're going to get people like @Duck and @BashiChuni, giving their completely valid and "right" responses to your question. It's a completely subjective question, man. Two people can work the same job, with the same pay and the same perks... but come home at the end of the day and feel vastly different. That's life. No one is going to tell you anything here that you don't already know, or can't google already. At an absolute bare minimum, you need to be visiting Guard/Reserve/AD bases in your area. Talk to every person in a bag that you see. Ask questions, pick their brains, learn the lessons that they have to offer. Gain as much experience and info as you can and then sit down with yourself and hash it out.
  12. Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    My professional opinion? They'd lose. Unless you're talking about a token run in a rural House district that is deep red and religious... then you could win, but even then it wouldn't be a fun race. The majority of the American public enjoys their insulated lives. It takes work to keep up with what's going on in DC, the Pentagon, etc. They're preoccupied with putting food on the table and going to the bars with their friends, not national policy. Shack.
  13. The Next President is...

    Ok? Care to explain? Or are we turning this into a repository for political prose?
  14. The Next President is...

    Did he or didn't he... No one has any f-ing idea apparently. GOP lawmakers ‘do not recall’ Trump’s ‘shithole’ slur Republican Sens. David Perdue and Tom Cotton say they “don’t recall” President Trump “specifically” smearing Haiti and African nations as “shitholes” at an Oval Office meeting they attended Thursday. “We do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest,” the two lawmakers said in a joint statement Friday. https://nypost.com/2018/01/12/gop-lawmakers-dont-recall-trumps-shithole-slur/