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herkbum

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  1. A very good friend of mine is a Radiologist and retired from the ANG a few years ago. She misses flying, so she decides to throw her hat in the ring and has been hired by a regional. She plans to continue practicing medicine while flying. I believe her eventual goal is to get hired by a major. But nice to have medicine to supplement her income. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. Just flew into Hong Kong earlier this week. Granted we only did a turn, download and upload. We don’t over night there now, may change later. No issues. Locals were masked up but friendly. No interaction with officials. Had 36 or so hours off in Incheon, which is where we typically RON. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. Clean house up there. This is embarrassing and ridiculous. Looks like I retired at the right time. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. Always take a day of the weekend completely off. No better way to enjoy that day off than flying your own airplane. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. Per Jennifer Griffin, Fox News: 18 US commercial aircraft will participate: 3 American, 3 Delta, 3 Omni, 3 Atlas, 2 Hawaiian, 4 United - US defense official says use of planes “will have no impact on commercial flights.” Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Airframe? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. The training center scheduling is a nightmare. I waited 5 days between rec ride and checkride. I am now waiting on scheduling to put my last 4 events on the schedule so I can finally go home. Been here 81 days and counting. Looking forward to hitting the line. My observation flight renewed my enthusiasm for getting out of here. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. I can think of 4 or 5 off the top of my head that were worth their weight in gold. All are/were in the ANG with me. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Helped me for 29 yrs Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Ask your unit. They should know the plan. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. I’ve been retired almost 3 months and I received a text, a phone call, and an email telling me it was a holiday. Time for them to get me off the notification lists. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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  13. One of the greatest things about the ANG is being in the same place for all 20 years. That said, there are plenty of opportunities to go around, especially in the coming years as the airline hiring ramps up. Our OG receives opportunities all the time for random assignments. There are even more to be found if you seek them out. Not long ago, they were seeking volunteers to go to EUCOM for a 3-year AD assignment just to fill a pilot position (ie...not a staff job/embassy job/etc...). There are other opportunities for 30 day, 90 day, 180 day and 365 day assignments here and there. I was looking at a 180 days to Hickam...then I got my airline job so it didn't pan out. Another thing that is a great option is the State Partnership Program. Basically every state has a partner country or two and we have officers who fills a full time billet in each country as a part of that program. A UPT buddy did this gig in Estonia and absolutely loved it. Our two partner countries would be amazing assignments. I considered applying for it, but again the airlines called. It's mostly a sleepy little assignment with LOTS of opportunity to travel...you just have to wear your blues occasionally. 🤮 I did SPP for 4 yrs, 2 in country and then 2 as the Director at JFHQ. This was my entry point into the AGR program. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. 29 yrs in the ANG, visited over 50 countries, worked in an Eastern European Embassy for 2 years. ANG HQ is in DC area with plenty of opportunity for assignment. You can do volunteer assignments in all places you listed. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. I remember it well Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  16. It may be doable if you have a ANG gig to supplement. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  17. I was in a similar position, but I have around 800-900 PIC from my Herk days. Due to BRAC, I was RPAs for almost 7 yrs, got pulled for a SQ/CC gig. My reward was I got to go to a manned flying squadron afterwards. Went thru an AC program but was a CP because that is what we do in the ANG. The proverbial switch flipped and I retired 1 Apr. Got hired at Atlas and start in a week. I didn’t get enough recency (100 hrs in 12 months, had 75) so I wasn’t really competitive for a major. I’m really looking forward to flying the 747 and building 121 time. I’m damn happy to be flying again. I know Atlas has started a R-ATP program that starts in the 737. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  18. Do the -46 guys tell R model stories? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  19. This is actually great advice. After 29 years, as a pilot recruiter/hirer, as a DO, and as a SQ/CC- I have given this advice countless times. I have always said the answer is no if you don’t ask. Make them tell you no, don’t tell yourself. Apply where you want and let the chips fall as they may. Best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  20. This is getting ridiculous Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  21. Is Shinbaum’s in Montgomery still open? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  22. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a little hokey at times, but I will watch it again. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  23. I am so glad to be retiring in 34 days. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  24. Congrats! Which unit? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  25. I have no frame of reference. First trip here and I came to quarantine straight from the airport. Will report later. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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