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10percenttruth    286
anyone have details on the application process?

The call for applications usually drops in the fall, your exec should send it out, but start building your 3849 now, as there could be a quick turn & that thing has a shitload of bullets for you to populate.

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nrodgsxr    17
Anyone has any SA if the application is out yet for this year?

There used to be info on the CAF assignments COP but now that it has migrated to a new system I can't see anything

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Coxor    2

murdocjxx, the applications were due Fri 4 Oct 13.

Does anyone know the status of this year's B-2 hiring board? When will they announce who they want to interview?

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The-osu    3

The call for applications usually drops in the fall, your exec should send it out, but start building your 3849 now, as there could be a quick turn & that thing has a shitload of bullets for you to populate.

What kind of bullets are they looking for on the 3849? The only examples I could find were just a narrative paragraph about how the person would appreciate going to the community.

Any news on the board for this year?

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10percenttruth    286

What kind of bullets are they looking for on the 3849? The only examples I could find were just a narrative paragraph about how the person would appreciate going to the community.

Any news on the board for this year?

PRF-style narratives tend to work the best. A few lines on why you want to be there & why they should want you there, with the bulk of the lines being your very best strats & OPR bullets to date.

The last few successful examples I saw had all the strats up front in the top few lines. I had seen ones in years previous with all the strats down the left side.

Good luck!

ETA: keep checking myPers for the most recent PDSMs (I have the page bookmarked). If you scan for it daily, you'll probably be ready before your execs send out the spam email. The candidate criteria changes every year, based on who they want to cherry-pick, so give it a solid read-through.

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deaddebate    94
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Senator Rounds: [...] General Welsh, the Air Force says that the long-range strike bomber is one of the Air Force’s top modernization priorities. Today the Air Force has either 95 or 96 operational bombers. This is nearly half the number of bombers recommended by the 1993 bottom-up review to support operations in the post-Cold War era. During the Cold War, the Air Force’s average ratio of fighters to bombers was about 5 to 1. This ratio is now 14 to 1, 14 fighters for every one bomber. I am not suggesting the need to cut more fighters, but rather, I think we ought to be talking about whether or not that original balance was appropriate. I am concerned, however, that the Department of Defense may be contemplating making an unfavorable situation even worse by retiring more bombers before the long-range strike bomber is fielded in substantial numbers. My questions are these. If the Air Force is not given relief from the Budget Control Act, would you propose cuts to the current bomber force?
General Welsh: No, Senator, we are not.
Senator Rounds: Will the long-range strike bombers replace any of the current bombers, including the nuclear mission capable B-2, or will they augment the current force?
General Welsh: The intent would be to replace the B-2 over time with the long-range strike bomber.
Senator Rounds: Beginning?
General Welsh: Beginning in the mid-2020’s.

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Herk Driver    218

I must be missing something. General Welsh is saying the LRSB will replace the B-2 before the B-1 and B-52?

The B-52 is supposed to be in the fleet well past 2020. IIRC, it is scheduled to fly until at least 2040.

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RollNPull    4
Heard rumors that there won't be a hiring board this year. Anyone in the know able to confirm or deny?

Confirmed. At a pilot all-call the OG told us the hiring boards were gone. There will still be some kind of AFPC controlled cross-training available but no more interviews out here. At least 50% of new B-2 assignments will be UPT and FAIP drops.

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That would seem to suck.  Being able to control your own hiring process is what makes communities like the B-2 and U-2 (and Guard and Reserves) great.  What's the reasoning?  More command opportunities for guys from other airframes?  A jealous AFPC General that was turned down as a Capt?

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RollNPull    4
That would seem to suck.  Being able to control your own hiring process is what makes communities like the B-2 and U-2 (and Guard and Reserves) great.  What's the reasoning?  More command opportunities for guys from other airframes?  A jealous AFPC General that was turned down as a Capt?

We were told that AFPC is upset about losing guys in their spreadsheet to the B-2 right when they need them for white jets/staff gigs. It's a big shame because flying the B-2 is few and far between. It will be interesting to see the impact when we lose the ability to get as many people who already have MWS experience/tactics/combat hours. There is talk to make the T-38 program more tactical in nature (range support, flag support, simulated bomb runs, etc.) to help UPT and FAIP droppers transition easier to the bomb squadrons.

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We were told that AFPC is upset about losing guys in their spreadsheet to the B-2 right when they need them for white jets/staff gigs. It's a big shame because flying the B-2 is few and far between. It will be interesting to see the impact when we lose the ability to get as many people who already have MWS experience/tactics/combat hours. There is talk to make the T-38 program more tactical in nature (range support, flag support, simulated bomb runs, etc.) to help UPT and FAIP droppers transition easier to the bomb squadrons.

What a surprise, convenience on the part of AFPC trumps actual unit, mission, and personnel welfare. 

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The-osu    3

the latest selectees were supposed to be notified this week. Now that afpc runs it, anyone know if that actually happened?

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Spaceballs    15

Does anyone know how much you actually fly in the B-2 community these days? I've heard that you rarely fly, but I don't know if that's in relation to just the B-2 or at all.

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