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  1. Because they’ve seen the Air Force cancel commitments so easily (force shaping, rifs, fitness test shenanigans, promotion board shenanigans, and on and on) on a continual basis from 2004-2015. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume_07b.pdf Another place to look is DODFMR. It has detailed explanations and examples.
  3. https://militarypay.defense.gov/Pay/Retirement.aspx DFAS’ explanation.
  4. https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil/custom/retirement/component? New Retirement calculator. CAC or DS logon, though.
  5. Meh… AMC and AETC have made the boogey-man Q3 virtually meaningless on its face thru overuse.
  6. Do you remember where you saw the memo? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. For years now (at least as far back as 2013) AU has been saying that points will only be awarded at the end of a program, and then posted retroactively according to the date you finished each individual course. Problem was that there was no mechanism to accomplish that. With the outsourcing to ASU they now have a mechanism it seems… I’ll post back if I ever see points, but I fear I’ve only wasted my time as it seems the only way to get the points is by finishing AWC and it’s highly doubtful I’ll do that.
  8. I just did my first PME course since the switchover to ASU happened about a year ago. Anybody have experience with points posting to PCARS with ASU yet? Do the points show up with each course you do (ie no changes)? If the points don’t show up, what proof do you have to give the PCARS people since AUSIS is now shut out of the process?
  9. We were talking about this 8 years ago. Bottom line: Yes, it is a thing for RegAF. https://www.flyingsquadron.com/forums/topic/19851-sanctuary/?tab=comments#comment-354790
  10. PIRR is the points programs=Cat E=CAPRAP & ALO. What you’ll need is SELRES=Cat A&B. Cat A=DSG and TR. Cat B=IMA. I can suggest a Cat B (IMA) for reduced duty time compared to Cat A (TR or DSG). One such Cat B duty is SSS or selective service system liaison. If that isn’t available in your area, you could commute to any number of IMA jobs.
  11. If you want to get out clean, fine. If you want to join ARC, that’s fine too, but my advice is to not let it be known that you (likely) caused your own non-selection. Just say you twice failed of selection for promotion (if asked), and leave it at that. No one really “knows” what goes on at a promotion board (except for board members), so you can honestly say that you don’t know why you were passed over. If you crow about (likely) causing your own non-selection, some individuals may have personal problems with that, such as “eff this guy for ‘gaming the system’. “
  12. Another reason I just found out that you can't transfer your GI Bill in any event: The DOD changed the rule recently to say that if you have over 16 years of service you cannot initiate a transfer.
  13. If you want to play it safe: join the ARC and then file with the VA. Make sure you have everything documented on your separation physical that you might have an inkling to claim. File your intent to claim with VA after your accession but definitely within 1 year of active duty discharge. This 1 yr timeframe preserves the presumption that whatever you claim is service-connected. Filing the intent to claim form buys you time to get your actual claim filed and then you’ll get backpay all the way back to the date of your intent to file form (you must make your claim within 1 yr of your intent to file form date). Doing it this way will avoid being rejected at accession on medical grounds. Of course, you’ll want to not claim anything that might be disqualifying for continued service/aviation service, if applicable.
  14. Civil Air Patrol--Reserve Assistance Program/Personnel It's a reserve officer in the PIRR employed by CAP-USAF (a RegAF unit) for the purpose of oversight of CAP. You can earn points-only on IDTs and points & pay on MPA.
  15. IDK if AU’s switch to ASU still means a CAC is required to do PME or not. Straight IRR does not get a CAC so historically that was a barrier. An additional barrier to doing straight IRR is ARPC policy that if you are retirement eligible, you will be allowed to stay in IRR for a max of 365 days, at which point they’ll transfer you to RetRsv.
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