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CharlieHotel47 last won the day on September 24 2019

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  1. Troll alert… what’s the alternative?? Eat shit at the regionals?? UPT hopefuls: keep chasing the dream bros! Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. We can now wear regular multicam hats with our multicams... which is pissing the hell out the army guys having to wear the regular standard issue one.
  3. What is his definition of "taking control"? I have an army bro flying 47s evacuating people in and out. They were handed grenades at one point because the plan was for them to finish evacuating people, throw a grenade in the cockpit of the helo, and run to jump on the last fix wing punching out. Great strategy... not sure if its going work out.
  4. Could not agree more. Specially when they are walking around focusing on useless "60 day stand downs" that do nothing... or telling the troops that the biggest threat out there is climate change... what a joke. I hope they don't think their job is secured because its "someone else's fault".
  5. Cheers Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. The latest MFR stated 33 yrs and 8 yrs Total federal commission time (for if you come across non rated officers from other branches)… from what I saw at UPT last year, if a unit wanted to sponsor a candidate above 33, it was approved. There was a 39 yr old NAV going thru upt as a major…. Plenty of old bros out there hacking it. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. Don’t forget back in those days when the “poo pond” was alive and well, if the winds blew from the west… the smell of crap would stick to everything. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. That happened to me at KAF all the time. However, I was flying helos in the Army back in those days… and I always thought “ this, I’m going back to sleep” Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Guard tanker guy here... fresh out of PIQ. For the longest young guard guys thought the reserves bros had it good with the TDART program. Brings financial stability and continuity in the jet at a time that is critical in a young co’s career. Anyway, before I left for UPT back in 2019, it seem that post MCT the way to get paid or build time was to pretty much whore yourself out to the rainbow deployment lines. Stateside trips and TDYs aren’t that stable. The alert lines might cover some paydays but aren’t stable for just one person to hold for a long time. The rainbow deployments was the way to get paid and build time. Now that the rainbow is gone and everyone is back in the bucket, I’m not sure what the new thing is gona be for young bum copilots to get paid and build time. I also tried calling random units looking for a deployment... but everyone is co heavy... At least in my unit we have way to many pilots, some that got furlough by the airlines. Everyone is looking for hours and trips which only leaves the young bums at the bottom of the food chain. Perhaps if the airlines pick up again and the optstempo picks up as well, things might improve for us young bums. Until then, the struggle is real... Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Well... this block 45 no autopilot stuff below 10 grand sounds like it’s here to stay??? ... pilot error that started this thing or is the block 45 really just a polished turd??? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Must be for pointy boyzzz cus us ole heavy bastards get 120-180 days (on a good administration). Few years back when they were cutting the fat any and every way possible, bros only got about 30 days. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Things are always changing at NGB. I went thru the process coming from the Army rated side back in 2018-19. I had an FC1 in August of 2018 but not sure if the approved FC1 is what NGB needs of something else from the SG at NGB. We submitted my packet and it was almost 9 months until I was able to get ARB approval. Couple of things that could help you... or hurt you. If you have been gained my your new AF unit, request school dates so that you can put pressure on NGB/A3 to approve the ARB (they will put priority of your paperwork if you have school dates). If you don't have school dates or have been gained by the unit, they will somewhat put you at the bottom of the pile. Lots of bros from USMC / Nav that go direct to PTX have priority over dirty ole army guys that have to attend some kind of UPT / PIQ... not sure what case you are in. My unit didn't want to gain me until I had ARB approval. I know of another guy that was gained prior to ARB approval to a temp non-rated position for the sole purpose of being able to request school dates. I did make some contacts at NGB/A3 but I think those folks have moved on to other jobs. Good Luck. Cheers
  13. Are these so called “terrorist” just a group of humble ole marines, with a couple of battle scars, in search of some VA disability? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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