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  1. 11M here. I was just denied a functional release because of manning...so doubt it.
  2. 9th Circle as in Offutt because Nebraska is a cold, windy turdcicle or 9th circle as in the 9th recon wing? I figure folks lucky enough to get picked up for the U-2 don't leave it, although I don't know anyone in the U-2 so I can't really speak to it.
  3. What's the story behind it? It also depends on how much. I've heard that if you make a considerable amount of money the Air Force will just separate you honorably, no questions asked.
  4. Yeah? From my understanding, you're where you're at unless your functional releases you.
  5. 46 driver here. I have yet to see a single person get released from the KC-46 to go to anything else. Not even a white jet. If you come here, you're probably here for life. It's not a bad place to be (I like it a hell of a lot more than where I came from) but I doubt you'd be able to get a functional release to go to the U-2 down the line. Just about everyone I know at that's at their 10 year commitment is punching so manning is already going to be a tough sell. The 46 is an amazing jet to fly, but be advised a lot of your leadership is the AMC "shiny penny" type of dude, so YMMV depending on what you want to do with your career. If you're really interested in the 46, give the functional a call. He's easy to work with to get in, and they *are* taking regular mechanical crossflows AFAIK since manning isn't the best. I'm also interested in the U-2/B-2, but what you want and the Air Force wants are often two different things - and Big Blue always wins. There's also other jobs at McGuire that take flyers. I doubt you could go KC-10s since they're on their way out, but C-17s are possible, and you could make a case for the CRG.
  6. Certain parts of reddit and 4chan. I don't like to use any site with my actual name for reasons that should be obvious at this point.
  7. I ran an MPC during this shitshow. I want to do a full career in the Air Force but every single day the Air Force tries to convince me otherwise. This exercise slammed that sentiment into MTO. The patches that ran this completely destroyed any inkling or slight desire to be a patch myself. What a mess. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. How'd you get hooked up with that 208 gig? Sounds like a pretty bad ass assignment.
  9. Was that recent? Did those numbers come from the functional himself or is there a doc out there that you can look at it? My prediction is this: If you want to crossflow out of the MAF or heavy ISR, there's a ticking clock. COVID is going to be over in the not so distant future, and people are going to want to travel. Airlines are going to be hiring out of the ass, and guys that already hit their commitment are going to see the light at the end of the tunnel and punch. There will be a mass exodus of MAF guys to the airlines, and manning is going to tank for those communities. Getting a release then will be nigh impossible.
  10. I'd love to see some sort of manning level by airframe with statistics from AFPC. They keep it in their little cave and don't share with anyone. For instance, if I was a tanker guy and wanted to do something else, and AFSOC/whatever was drastically undermanned and I wanted to do that, going in with that information would help a case for crossflow.
  11. I get AFPC shenanigans. I just recently got told to kick rocks by them because manning reasons when my community is overmanned and expected to be more overmanned in the future, but I digress. Maybe the older guys for staff, but what about the LTs to mid-level captains?
  12. What happens to the aircrew of retiring airframes? Looks like they're sending 17 B-1s to the boneyard (pun?), and 6 KC-10s this year, with more in the years to come after 2021. The B-1 is about to get a gigantic jump in their manning level and crew ratio. Are they gonna send all these guys to similar airframes like the B-2/Buff or sell them all to UPT? https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/12/30/new-in-2021-older-planes-bound-for-the-boneyard/
  13. That sounds literally like what's happening now, minus the 3 years. All based on the rack and stack and whatever the AFPC gods have available.
  14. 2LT LoveDumpster would be all about that. However, not everyone can be a special operations fighter pilot. We need dudes in unsexy airplanes to do extremely important missions. Those steely eye’d fighter pilots aren’t doing shit without tanker support. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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