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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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    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    Well if they find someone that's great. The communication just didn't seem that way when they reach out to sq/CC's first and then need to turn to MyPers 2 weeks later. But given the nature of the mission I hope they find people motivated to do it. I don't see it being healthy sending representatives of the USG who are bitter to be there and want nothing to do with the Air Advisor side of it.
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    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    Well the MyPers announcement go out today. So I noticed they removed 11U from elligible AFSCs so I'm out for the foreseeable future now. Hillarious to me though that they would rather receive non vols then people eager and willing to go amidst a pilot retention crisis.
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    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    Yeah, sorry, some confusion there. Taking a follow on would extend my ADSC, and going back to my starting base would be some what problematic since we made significant life decisions based on a move to Korea and the fact it would be a peculiar amount of remaining ADSC. Still examining the options though. I haven't ruled this out.
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    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    I did not, but the e-mail seemed targeted at our squadron (no 12's) so I'm not sure that means they just didn't want them. I'm also highly interested. Wife gave me the go ahead to do it on the tail of our Korea tour if I still want to do it, but its going to put me in a precarious position with ADSCs.
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    Afghan Caravan (208) 365

    My Boss just sent a solicitation for the first wave of AC-208 this summer. Looking for Capt/Major IPs, 11F/B/S/U preferred but will take others. Unfortunately I already have orders in hand to go to Korea. Do those in the know have any idea how long this mission will last? (Broadly, no OPSEC details please) And if this is something you can potentially get into while in the guard?
  10. Thanks for the inputs guys. Totally on board with off loading the cats. They served their purpose (put off pregnancy at least 3 years, dog bought me another 2 years), but now they just tear up the furniture and wine for food all the time. I hate cats. matmacwc, Kadena because getting off base is easier? Or you just think its the nicer location? So more detail, Kadena is my bribe to take a remote to Korea, with my options being Osan or Yongsan. I can go accompanied if I want, and I'm trying to not split my family if I don't have to. This might be my only opportunity at overseas in my career so I really don't want to pass it... I guess what I'm really trying to figure out is how easy it is to get off base at all those options. But if Kadena is the only one that's realistic I will probably go solo to Korea.
  11. So skimmed this thread and didn't really find anything I was quite looking for. I have an opportunity to go to Yongsan, Osan or Kadena, but there is one problem, my family has 3 pets. 2 cats and 1 dog. I really hate to pass this deal up but my wife has made it clear we are not re-homeing an animal. Whats the actual viability of pulling this off? I feel if I go off base its obviously between me and the landlord but there seems to be some difficulty at getting off base in these locations. Anyone have similar experience? Avenues to look into?