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  1. I would advise against the misconception that i had when i joined which was that AD got to "see more action" than the reserve. Unless you define action as the combative word gymnastics you use to spar with against the MPF airman holding your PCS orders. Yeah i got at least 3 air medals worth of that bull shit.
  2. More important question to ask is: if you were already hired by the reserve/guard, why would you want to switch!?!?!
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    AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    Its a shame, if this could have been reworked to at least be tolerable. I would have actually liked to have done something like this, but not at the cost of 2 years away from my family. If they could have found away to reduce that commitment right there, then I may have actually considered something like this. That and from what I've heard, the actual role of the Hands got diminished by overly cautious commanders who had no idea how to utilize them appropriately.
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    What is right with the Air Force

    You raise a valid point, when businesses start to part time as political lobbies, there is definitely an eye brow raise when the government continues to do business with them. On another note, I do know one person who recieved paperwork for not using his GTC to pay for hotel. So it does happen.
  5. If you are on a dependent restricted tour and decide to 7-day opt because of this BS requal ADSC, what happens? Does your DEROS and DOS get moved to the day your ADSC ends and you are stuck without your family for potentially 3-4 years? Asking for a friend.
  6. Left RPAs a while ago but when i did the functional was dissapointed at a squadron level brief that HAF intended to fufil the promise his predecessor verbally made to return all UPT-D to manned, argueing there was no obligation to fulfill a promise a previous CSAF made. That tells you about all you need to know of this person. Anyway, he mentioned this would cause some bathtubbing and a plan would need to be made to recoup the ranks. I guess they figured that plan out.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Check out this one: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/06/fired-marine-co-was-high-risk-aviator-obsessed-flight-time-probe.html Not Air Force but holy crap! When your wing commander wants out to goto the airlines more than you do, you know you're F'ed!
  8. On the bright side I learned recently NATO AWACS has it's own school house and you cannot be forced to take an ADSC there in any phase of training because NATO pays for your training, not the USAF. I wonder if the same situation exist elsewhere?
  9. So how can they justify that an in house upgrade is valued the same as an IQT syllabus? The whole point of in house is to save the Air Force money. But not to save pilots time I see.
  10. I dunno. They might win big in getting a few years out of RPA returns who have no choice but to suck it up if they want a reasonable escape vector to the Airlines.
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    BLUE: Episode 25 Pilot Pipeline

    Im really excited for AR innovations in the reality realm. https://youtu.be/E0UZWn4bnGY
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    Space Force

    The house has already approved up to a Space Corp in last year's NDAA. I distinctly remember it because it made the news as this awesome thing people thought was cool. When POTUS announced it, it was ridiculed with some of the best starship troopers memes to date. By the wording Corp I think they are envisioning a model similar to the Marines. Separate service but falls neatly under Deparent of the AF.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Let's not forget that all this and the Army also owned enough resources to sustain ~35 CAPs on their own but refused to go to a remote split ops architecture because it would mean loss of organic control of their assetts. Personally, I think it was right to go all in on the COIN fight. I am not a believer a 5th Gen war will ever happen. However I do believe the capability is necessary deterrence. That said, it was rather aggravating watching all of this come off the backs of Airmen while Army had significant capability to support their own air support requirements and did not want to update their Command and Control to the 21st century.
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    What's your favorite mission?

    That's probably the most accurate summation yet of assignments I've heard. Although you don't always get two. But I would say you are garunteed at least 1.
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