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  1. Thanks for the input guys. I guess being an actual traditional reservist (ATR?) at 1 weekend/month, 2 weeks/yr is another option. Not nearly as much of a time suck as continuing mil flying. I'm not as concerned about follow-on healthcare as my wife, but leaving the safety blanket completely is a little nerve wracking.
  2. Would you recommend going to the airlines and not pursuing Guard/Reserves? I will more than likely be off active duty at about the 10 year mark and am dreading the thought of working 2 jobs for the next decade. My wife's big concern is healthcare now and after I would retire at 65, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who have pulled chocks and figured it out.
  3. I just assumed the 6 months was a fixed amount of time and hadn't considered that I could be out even sooner. This is shaping up to be a great Thanksgiving
  4. Separation is set for 6 months after your 2nd time passed over, but you were able to separate a month later? So you do not have to wait the entire 6 months? How long do you have to decide on continuation? As for the 5 look rumor, I contacted a person at AFPC who said the AF is looking into it but it's not changing in the near future. It's undergoing a Rand study.
  5. I appreciate the info. Looks like I won't owe anything on the GI Bill if I Palace Chase, but I'll have to confirm that with the VA. My only concern now is accidentally making Major on the next board. I've considered writing AFPC to decline promotion consideration, but I don't know how that would affect PC afterward. I'll wait to see what our in-service recruiter responds with.
  6. Was that after your 1st pass? Just talked to MPF. Big question that the rep couldn't answer was: If passed over twice, am I required to accept continuation since I still have 3 years left on my pilot ADSC, and 1 year left on 9/11 GI bill ADSC?
  7. Totally agree. ISP would be nice, but not required. The current plan is to make my case to my CC and AFPC that letting me Palace Chase now gets roughly 11 more years out of me, still qualified and an IP in my previous MWS. The alternative is them keeping me until the next board and me getting out a year from now. At that point I'd probably just make a clean swap between 'officer first' and 'first officer'.
  8. It seems like the smart move all around. The AF would get 9 years out of me in the guard/reserves, which will end up being 11 years since I'll obviously continue to retirement at that point.
  9. Was that after being passed over twice? Or was he granted PC after the first pass?
  10. Yeah it was news to me. I don't know when it changed from 100%
  11. Thanks. I'm in the middle of PIT so I'm hoping it won't be too hard to switch over to the reserves at my UPT base.
  12. Looks like I'll have 6 months after the next board results before I'm kicked to the curb or offered continuation. At this point I'd rather not get promoted, just to have some certainty on how to proceed. But I don't know how declining promotion would affect future guard/reserve prospects. Probably doesn't look good
  13. I'm curious to find out how many of us there are. Guess we'll see in a few days! What are your plans?
  14. If I'm passed over again (likely, since I'm sure the same PRF won't do any better on the second round) I think I'll pursue Palace Chase while waiting to hopefully get hired by the airlines. Then do reserves/airlines from there on out. Yeah it's definitely a bad feeling getting passed over, but I feel fortunate that I have over a year to come up with a plan. Many people don't have that luxury! I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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