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  1. Why did you apply for a non-rated board if you wanted to fly? They are completely separate boards that typically occur at different times of the year. At this point, if you turn down the non-rated slot, I believe you are ineligible to apply for any future AFOTS boards. The only established way forward would be to go to OTS and crush your AFSC then apply for the rated UFT boards down the road. I havent heard of someone getting picked up non-rated and making the jump to rated before attending OTS. The "recruiter is wrong/misled me" excuse won't wold much water, unfortunately. It is also not uncommon for individual recruiting squadrons to implement their own more restrictive policies in regards to GPA, waivers and so on. Their thought process is "why pursue a waiver when I have plenty of dudes applying who don't need a waiver?" What AFSC did you get picked up for?
  2. I guess I'm out of the loop...ADAIR doesn't go to raptors? I had heard sometimes you may get sent elsewhere but I didn't realize it turned into a full on "drop".
  3. KDLF 19-07 T-1 4x C-17 McGuire, Travis, JBLM, WPAFB (AFR) 6x KC-135 Macdill, Fairchild, 2x McConnell, Kadena, IAANG CV-22 Cannon T-6 Laughlin C-21 Scott KC-10 Travis T-38 3x F-16 TBD, AZ ANG, OH ANG 2x C-130J Dyess, Little Rock T-38C Laughlin T-38A Beale // U-2 follow on (for lack of a better term) KSA fighter TBD
  4. Laughlin taking a nice $165 hit for O3/dependents.Oof.
  5. Del Rio school for kids who cant land in the zone and want to learn to be bad at other things too. T-38 2X F-16 One WI ANG guard, one AD B-52 Barksdale, LA F-15C Kingsley Field, OR 2X F-15E Seymour Johnson, NC A-10 DM, AZ T-1 5X C-17 JBLM, Hickam, Elmo, Charleston, Dover T-6 KDLF T-1 KDLF AC-130J Hurlburt Field, FL 3X KC-135 Kadena, Fairchild, Forbes Field, KS ANG 2X U-28 Hurlburt Field, FL 2X KC-10 Travis AFB, CA E-3 Tinker AFB, OK
  6. I had about a 2 month wait from showing up at Laughlin as a Capt CSO going to UPT. I told the STUS if they had any earlier openings I would be glad to take them. They did and I started SUPT 4 days after i PCS'ed to XL. I also already had my PPL/went to IFS back in the day (in that order 🙄) so YMMV.
  7. Lou's Pizza Friday night special (19-01 KDLF) T-1 MC-130J Kirtland T-1 FAIP Laughlin T-6 FAIP Laughlin RC-135 Offutt C-130J Dyess C-130 AGR AWACS JSTARS C-17 x6; Charleston x2, JBLM x2, Dover, Travis KC-135 x1 AD Mildenhall, 2x AGR KC-10 Travis HC-130 DM C-5 x2 Travis, Dover Pointy Boyz T-6 FAIP x2 Laughlin A-10 AGR flyover state B-2 Iraq TBD F-15E Shady J T-38 FAIP Laughlin F-16 TBD A-10 DM The mafia is fangs out!
  8. Del Rio by the sea. Apologies, this was sent to me - I don't have the -38/-1 breakdown. F-16 TBD KC-135 X6 MacDill, March, Fairchild, Mildenhall X2, Scott ANG C-17 X2 Charleston, Dover F-15C X2 Kingsley, OR Saudi fighter TBD X3 T-6 FAIP DLF X2 T-1 FAIP DLF MC-130J Kirtland, NM (TBD) C-130J Dyess, TX B-2 Whiteman, MO HC-130J Davis Monthan, AZ AC-130J Hurlburt, FL F-22 Tyndall, FL
  9. 19-02 (possibly 19-03) was the last class at Laughlin to get them on a transition checkride. No idea if its a demo/do now or if its even taught at all.
  10. My wife are looking at the S9 in favor of our iPhones...and ditching Verizon for TMobile. Concerns: all our music/pictures/movies are tied up on iTunes. I haven't gotten a good answer on the transition from that standpoint. We don't want to lose all that stuff. For deployments iMessage is nice...if you have Wifi. Thats far from guaranteed now though and even if they have it, if you're bouncing between temp housing (looking at you Died, al Salem, DJ)...you either have a half mile walk, or have to pay for it. Positives for switching: We're getting sick of Apple's bullshit. Its exacerbated by this XS release. They (Apple) are consistently a generation or 2 behind Samsung. Verizon just doesn't seem like a good deal, we still have a 10gb plan and don't want to upgrade until we figure out what we're doing. The wifi/iMessage solution is TMobile's plan includes data in something like 200 countries. anyway...change our mind.
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