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  1. juacey

    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    Active duty MAF FTU here. I’d say 80% are definitely separating, 10% aren’t sure, and 10% are staying. The ones staying are in/going to a special program (Phoenix Reach, RAS/PAS, U2) so they aren’t super useful to the community anyway. This is of the guys that are between 8 and 12 years.
  2. juacey

    ADSC Waiver to Retire

    I don't get why the ADSC for this starts on the day you "transfer" and not retroactively to when you first became eligible. If I was eligible to transfer x years ago, but didn't, why should I have to serve 4 more years just because I didn't do paperwork online? What a boondoggle. We should either be given benefits or not based on years of service, not when we "elected" to transfer. You don't have to "Opt in" to retirement at 10 years, and then if you miss the sweet spot have to serve a total of 21 or 22 years to get the benefit.
  3. Good news is that the 317 never needed a wing commander in the first place.
  4. juacey

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Maybe fingers and the rest literally can’t understand what’s going on because the way we treat generals damages their brains.
  5. juacey

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Is any other wing in AETC going for "full mission ready status"? Instead of reacting to increasing tensions with N Korea by focusing on making students that much better, we all have to do CBRNE, expeditionary active shooter training, etc. This is despite the AETC push within the past 12 months to protect all FTU aircrew from deployments. I'm pretty sure if there's a full blown war a) the production pipeline will still need to go on, and b) all that stuff would be waived anyway.
  6. juacey

    Green Beret Open Letter

    Having been in an FTU that has never washed out a pilot (100% graduation rate), I can confirm this is a morale drain.
  7. juacey

    Civilian T-6 IPs?

    Who is going to separate from the air force and choose to live at UPT location for half the pay their skills are worth? How many people will sacrifice pay and quality of life just to fly a T-6 or an almost 60 year old T-38? This doesn't solve production problems or retention problems, but just creates a new group of people that'll have those same problems...and helps keep the military guys you do have in ops units so their ops tempo can be even higher. I guess they are trying to just make small gains in as many places as possible. Even if it's only 1-2 pilots per base. Edit: If UPT were in a decent location, that would completely change the outlook. You'd have decent flying and no deployments while getting to raise a family in a normal place. Good luck with Congress on that one though.
  8. juacey

    Little Rock info

    I had a pretty awful experience on base that ended with my cat hissing and pissing itself in the corner while an Army vet tech tried to pick her up with thick rubber gloves. That appointment did not involve the actual vet, who invited me to come back to have "a good experience" when she heard what happened. That second appointment didn't go much better. They didn't seem to know how to handle cats, but they might be much better for dogs. FWIW I've had very normal experiences at other vets not on base at LRAFB.
  9. juacey

    Oldest Guy in your class

    At Corpus I had a Marine major in my class that had to be 33-35ish at least (he had several teenage children). He was a prior WSO who washed out at the end of T-45s and was subsequently sent to T-44s. Dude had like 300 UPT hours between T-34s, T-45s, and T-44s. On the Air Force side, 28 for an ANG prior loadmaster.
  10. First, find a place to take the military competency test; I think it is Central Flying Service at LIT. You should be able to find gouge somewhere online; a quick search gives this. Next, set up an appointment at the Little Rock FSDO . Take all your paper work from T-6s and T-44s plus your test score print out to this appointment and you'll have your license. At least in Little Rock, there is no need for the middle man.
  11. Are you saying she is in the military and you want her to PCS to Ramstein, or that you are going to PCS to Ramstein and you are wondering about her civilian job possibilities? If it is the latter, try www.cpol.army.mil/ and www.afciviliancareers.com but I would say her best bet would be to volunteer as a physical therapist through the Red Cross at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and work her way into a job through that.
  12. juacey

    Air Force Spending

    I just found this today while trying to help my wife find a job. Who hires crappy actors to instruct people on how to do resumes?
  13. juacey

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    All of that security and someone can just climb into the gear compartment? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8504667.stm
  14. juacey

    Mess Dress ?s

    For extra information: you don't need mess dress at Corpus. You wear service dress to graduation.