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  1. I'm also very curious to know what happened. As a former flight safety guy, this one really surprises me. The aircraft is fairly intact, resting on flat terrain and I'm not aware of an airfield anywhere nearby, at least not one that the BACN would operate out of. RIP to the crew...I've known a number of guys who've deployed to do that mission. It was often seen as an easy, "nice" deployment where one can rack up flying hours. Tragic that this happened. And to the users on here trying to get into a slap-fight with fellow forum users for merely wondering out loud what could have happened...so long as no one is revealing OPSEC info or being disrespectful (as stated before), so what? It's a military aviation forum. Go find other things to feel important about.
  2. From a source who was in the PRANG talking to those in the unit...sounds like they lost a motor on takeoff. Tried to bring it back and lost it.
  3. The 327th Airlift Squadron is currently accepting applicants for UPT, as well as highly qualified rated applicants. To apply, please send the following: UPT Applicants: 1. Resume and cover letter 2. Three letters of recommendation 3. Last three OPR/EPR/NCOERs (if applicable) 4. Last three AF Form 8s (if applicable) 5. Latest Fit to Fight scores (if applicable) 6. Official college transcripts 7. Copies of FAA certificates and medical 8. AFOQT scores 9. PCSM score 10. Completed AF Form 24 For rated applicants, we highly desire current and qualified C-130J instructors and aircraft commanders. Other applicants with airlift backgrounds will be considered. Please send the following: 1. Resume with cover letter 2. Last three OPRs 3. Last three AF Form 8s 4. Latest Fit to Fight scores 5. Copy of SURF Please send the complete packets to: 327th Airlift Squadron 266 Cannon Drive Little Rock AFB, AR 72099 Attn Lt Col Chris Dickens For additional information please email at Christopher.dickens.2@us.af.mil
  4. The 913th Airlift Group operates the C-130J Super Hercules, performing combat airlift worldwide. We are currently associating with the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. We are planning on holding a UPT interview board in July for the upcoming AFRC board in November. To be considered, please submit the following by June 30, 2016: 1. Cover Letter 2. Resume 3. Official college transcripts 4. Letters of Recommendation (three minimum) 5. Last 5 performance reports (if prior service) 6. Copies of all FAA certificates 7. AF Form 24 (Application for Appointment as Reserve of the Air Force or USAF without Component) 8. AFOQT Scores 9. TBAS Scores with current PCSM To obtain the required testing and for information on preparing a packet, please contact your nearest AF Reserve Officer Recruiter. To find a recruiter in your area, please call 1-800-257-1212, or visit afreserve.com. Please mail the complete packets to: 327th Airlift Squadron 266 Cannon Drive Little Rock AFB, AR 72099 Attn: Maj Chris Dickens or Maj Scott Lawson Inquiries can be sent to christopher.dickens.2@us.af.mil or scott.lawson.9@us.af.mil.
  5. They reduced the 41st to a 2.0 crew ratio, and the 327th is manned at a .5 crew ratio. That way the manning numbers work and they don't have a million folks trying to get one sortie a month to stay current.
  6. The 50th will be at zero manpower by April, and will be inactivated at the end of the FY. The 913th has most of their flight crew currently in JMATS or graduated. They are already flying with the 19th AW. Over the remainder of this FY, they will form a classic association with the 19th AW. The active duty squadrons have reduced manning to accommodate the Reservists. They will retain their own chain of command, but will fly 19AW iron. Eventually (likely this summer), they will manage their own flying schedule. At some point, they may get their own iron, but there's really nothing concrete on that at this time. And if anyone is interested in full-time employment, they have 5 ART vacancies right now. Many ARTs have left to go to the airline world. There are also TR positions available.
  7. The 913th Airlift Group operates the C-130J Super Hercules, performing combat airlift worldwide. We are currently associating with the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. We are planning on holding a UPT board in January for the upcoming AFRC board next summer. To be considered, please submit the following by November 30, 2015: 1. Cover Letter 2. Resume 3. Official college transcripts 4. Letters of Recommendation (three minimum) 5. Last 5 performance reports (if prior service) 6. Copies of all FAA certificates 7. AF Form 24 (Application for Appointment as Reserve of the Air Force or USAF without Component) 8. AFOQT Scores 9. TBAS Scores with current PCSM To obtain the required testing and for information on preparing a packet, please contact your nearest AF Reserve Officer Recruiter. To find a recruiter in your area, please call 1-800-257-1212, or visit afreserve.com. Please mail the complete packets to: 327th Airlift Squadron 266 Cannon Drive Little Rock AFB, AR 72099 Attn: Maj Chris Dickens or Maj Scott Lawson Inquiries can be sent to christopher.dickens.2@us.af.mil or scott.lawson.9@us.af.mil.
  8. Are we seriously comparing copilot mentalities?
  9. The ARC already operates the C-17 and has for some time. It certainly wouldn't be a new mission to either AFRC or the ANG. MS and TN already operate the C-17. WV and NY will get the jets in the near future if they already haven't started flying them. AFRC has a C-17 wing at March and WPAFB, along with the associate units at TCM, CHS and WRI. The idea COS or CLT could get the C-17 mission isn't unfathomable.
  10. Considering how "holier than thou" the NFL has become, it's a little more than annoying that they decided "we'll salute the troops...but that's gonna cost you some money". The NFL as a whole is one of the most profitable businesses out there these days. Hard to believe they needed over $5 million to "salute" the troops.
  11. I'm wearing my morale patches with no apologies from now on if they are OK having dudes run around in heels in their uniforms.
  12. If that's the case then why have any associate reserve units? AFRC is trying to close units with their own facilities. Pope is probably one of the most expensive to keep open along with those that operate Air Reserve Bases. Pope is a little different because the AF winds up paying for most of the airfield costs...and they don't want to keep paying for the Army's airfield. They like AFRC units located on active AFB or other joint facilities. Keeping LR means keeping an AFRC unit on an active base. Closing LR would save them the manpower billets but little else. It's chump change compared to the other stand-alone units. It would be moving in the wrong direction as far as saving money for the long haul. If the 913th associates, the OSS goes away along with a few ART positions. Edit: The OSS would go away, but the 913th would keep an OSF that would integrate into the 19th OSS. Full-time ART billets would be reduced to around 5 pilot positions, and the maintenance footprint would be reduced.
  13. That's the current COAs. Regardless of what happens to BIX and POB, the 913th will be a J unit...likely without iron as an associate.
  14. It was never a comfortable feeling having CBP agents treat you as if you're a potential perp just for driving down a highway. I'm not defending PYB because as rumor has it, he has a reputation for being just a little assholish. But again, it never felt right handing them my CAC card with my two toddler boys in the back coming from a Big Bend camping trip being quizzed why I was driving from that area and why I had camping gear in back. I really, really wanted to be smart and say "you DO realize there's a National Park not far from here, yes?"
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