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dream big last won the day on November 14 2017

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  1. Wing Re-Org Test

    From what I understood, NAFs deal strictly with command and control of Wing Kings while the MAJCOM focuses on the strategic issues and programs related to the MAJCOM? Much the same way there is a group commander between the squadron and wing?
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Oh great, a bunch of brand new wingmen/copilots shoved through UPT with no one in the operational squadrons to train them because your IPs are too busy in the Wing exec office to be able to train the youngins let alone remain proficient themselves...what could go wrong?
  3. The new airline thread

    Allegedly..but who knows any more with AF leadership?
  4. The new airline thread

    The exec network told me we should be finding out about the recent Majors board in March..fwiw.
  5. I need some advice

    Or kegs of longboard from Hickman/ Alaskan from Elmo! Also hard to cruise low level up the Mekong river in Vietnam in a regional jet.
  6. Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    Or Obamacare. That being said, in terms of “fast/slow moving legislation” it shouldn’t be this complicated to pass a freaking budget. Two times in one month that the government potentially shuts down is unsat.
  7. I need some advice

    Go be a pilot man! I have zero regrets and some of the proudest moments in my life were in an Air Force aircraft. However, have you considered the guard or reserves? Scroll through the threads to see all the shinanigans on active duty. You’re tying yourself to a 10 year commitment and you have no clue what aircraft you will fly. I strongly recommend looking into some guard or reserve units. You can still serve your country and fly military aircraft without some of the admin headache of active duty.
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    99.69%..the guy is a total D bag. Last year there were a handful of 0-4s who wanted to stay in because morale was so good at Dyess. Now, they all talk about bailing for the airlines.
  9. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Second time someone has asked if said dude is from Dyess, seeing a pattern here..
  10. Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    That’s unfortunate, how will they cherry pick the 1-2 year group’s HPOs if they don’t finish SOS in a timely manner?
  11. The Next President is...

    Buddy, there is zero evidence besides a few staunch Democratic senators claiming he specifically said “shit-hole countries.” Several others’ in the room have claimed he did not make those statements. This drama is akin to the Fredrica Wilson debaucle where the media ran off with a story taken out of context. Look, there is plenty of factual subject matter with the POTUS and any politician to logically criticize but people are tired of hearing the boy cry wolf. Oh and since you want to quote Jesus: he also said that he who is sinless may cast the first stone. Tell me no other public figure critizing Trump hasn’t said more egregious things?
  12. Overseas PCS and your cars

    Do not bring it to Japan. I bought a $1000 cheapo Japanese car that lasted 5 years. Only used to to get from on base housing to work and back. Taxis and trains are amazing in Japan. Also, if you drive off base, the roads and parking lots are tiny, very hard to fit the bigger American cars.
  13. Promotion and PRF Information

    Valid points, I didn’t think of the CRC duty aspect of ABMs. I apologize for contributing to the thread drift from cyber all the way to whether Robinson is fit to be CSAF!
  14. Promotion and PRF Information

    Nailed it. Look, when I was in PACAF while she was CC, she was very well liked. I’m not knocking her as a leader and she very well could kick ass as CSAF. However, when I see her (and many others) with less hours than a mid level Captain, it makes me wonder what their priorities were that helped them get to where they are. Anyone who has been a scheduler understands who the “Penguins” are. They were the folks who would ask to be taken off flights for: masters homework, volunteer work, Air Force ball meetings, etc. While flying hours don’t translate to strategic leadership; we peons are just untrusting of someone who rose up the ranks without excelling at their primary duty. After the leadership clown shows from San Antonio to the Died, can you blame us?
  15. Promotion and PRF Information

    Breadth is not always a good thing, in fact most here would be very hesitant to agree to this “cross-pollination” of sorts. Phoenix Mobility in AMC (where airlift guys fly tankers and vice versa) has been a disaster. Both the airlift and tanker communities have ended up with careerist toads who have no idea what they are doing. This isn’t to say that knowledge of other career fields isn’t critical as a strategic leader; but the depth and knowledge of being an expert in your career set goes a long way in developing a credible combat leader. Another hesitation is the creation of the HPO “high potential officer” caste. I believe the Air Force has been doing away with this concept, and rightfully so. For instance, we no longer have school selects. There is no way of knowing whether someone as a Captain would be a good strategic leader. The HPO lists, and believe me, they are out there, have created a class of untouchable “rising stars” regardless of performance while ignoring potentially strong leaders that didn’t fit a certain mold.