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  1. Messaging, and thanks for the quote.
  2. The way my recruiter told me is that the paperwork passes through multiple offices during the approval process. It is reasonable to assume that each office only reviews the information in their lane, instead of one office doing a full top to bottom scrub. What verbiage do I need to tell my recruiter when this time comes so we can get this going? Do you have this in writing so I could show this to my recruiter? I would love to get dates in line as soon as my packet approval is done (fingers crossed for a first time go).
  3. I'll second this. I have been issued this light and it works well...even after your crew chief leans out the window and drops it on the pavement from a 150 ft hover...
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    Throw up some shots

    I had the honor to give a WWII fighter pilot his final send off today and hand the flag off to his family. if you are at your squadron bar tonight, throw up some shots for 1LT William Brown. Blue skies and strong tail winds https://obittree.com/obituary/us/indiana/knightstown/heritage-funeral-care/william-brown/3503869/
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    What he said...I stand corrected
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    Yes BAH is the same across all Compos. It is based off of your home of record and rank When I went through Army Flight school my wife was 7 months pregnant. No family around and I managed. It was nice having family around and plenty of other guys were there with kids so we were able to develop our own support network for the family to be taken care of when I was busy. Others had families that stayed back for employment reasons like the OP. It was awesome having my family there. When I go to UPT, my wife and two kids will be with me.
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    Not sure what others experiences have been, but I think all the ROTC cadets end up active duty and don't have the option of the Guard/Reserve route. Can any previous ROTC guys confirm or deny this? There are a ton of benefits to being Guard or Reserve. You will just have to dig through these forums and read all about them and make the decision of whether that is the best decision for your family. There's too much info for one post so enjoy reading. It's good that you are asking questions and taking charge of your career. Good luck with your journey man.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    hell I use Velcro everything and never take off my patches when I wash. that's just me being lazy I guess...
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    Change to Air Force Color Vision Policy

    Do you have anything in writing that shows this new change?
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    You probably did wear mulitcam Quick summary... -army has a contest for new pattern in early 2000’s -crye precision made scorpion (now our current uniform) -army rejects scorpion and takes an untested digital pattern (you’ve seen this garbage) -later the army realized it sucks, creates contract with crye who developed multicam and the army called it OCP (which is an updated scorpion) -Army wants new uniforms again and mulitcam is a big contender -congress, budgets, bull shit happens and they decide to use scorpion from years past but change the color swatch to match multicam under some shady copyright stuff -Army likes scorpions new look, convinced congress and others it cheaper than buying multicam (which was already in use down range) and gets it approved. -Army decides to call scorpion pattern OCP like it once called the mulitcam pattern -visual difference between scorpion and mulitcam...look for vertical elements like grass blades in mulitcam and some slight color differences That’s your info from the army (soon to be Air Guard) guy. I did a quick google to find the article below which talks a bit about the debacle as well https://www.google.com/amp/s/gizmodo.com/the-strange-sad-story-of-the-armys-new-billion-dollar-1616285708/amp https://ovinnovations.com/pages/scorpionmc
  11. Good copy. I’ll reach out to him in the morning.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    we have been issued Massif outer jackets for cold weather and combat shirts for hot weather that are pretty legit. They make good stuff overall, but these are pretty cool
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Most of the IP's at Fort Rucker who were used to the upper arm pencil pockets, went out into town and has one of the uniform tailor shops make them a pencil pouch that would Velcro to the top of the pouch, and have soft side Velcro so that patches could still be adhered. To gain access to the pocket itself since the flap was covered up, they just used the side zipper. That was one work around to the lack of pencil holders in the shoulder pocket.
  14. Can you explain the "forms out of date" part for me? I just submitted mine but my signatures were a few months old because of how long it took for other paperwork to get hashed out.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    For all of the reasons stated so far. Basically it comes down to...sure they make sense from a SERE perspective, and its nice to be able to wear combat shirts when it' super hot, but as others have said, the designs are pretty shitty, material is shitty, sizes are shitty, and most of all it takes away the sense of pride of being a pilot. Pilots now fall in line with the rest of the Army and are therefor treated like the rest of the Army. When they first switched over, units used to be able to wear "unit" patches over their name tapes, but now that has been taken away. There are a couple brigade commanders out there that have written memos allowing their flying community to wear them to give their units a sense of pride and morale back, but as morale has been continuously stripped away from the flying community from the big green weenie. Taking away their flight suits was just more salt on the wound. As petty as that sounds.