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Revised CSO training scheme
JimNtexas posted a topic in Combat Systems Officer (CSO)https://www.12ftw.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1724030/back-to-basics-for-csos-running-long-deep-fast/fbclid/IwAR2mfhtYeJRXRh2XaVLYMQ9UWxYjJ6-EuyxN5JWtXT5O9ZSeBkUHqeLjS7g/
Delaware looking for CSO
Chris_DANG posted a topic in Air National Guard / Air Force ReservesLooking for a great unit close to DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia? Delaware is your spot. We are looking to hire a few CSOs this fiscal year. Email me for information. Chris Esterline, Maj, DANG email@example.com
Benefits of becoming a CSO?
FearMyCessna posted a topic in Combat Systems Officer (CSO)Hey all! First post on these forums, so let me introduce myself. I'm currently working on a PPL (solo'd in a Cessna 172P on 8 Aug 2015) and I'm enrolled at the University of Maryland (College Park), I hold a Private Pilot-Glider license, and have been chair flying on video games since the age of six. I'm a current AFROTC freshman cadet w/ a Type 2 AFROTC scholarship at UMCP and haven't been able to really get a nice straight answer from my Det on this: benefits and cool stuff about being a CSO. I'm definitely looking at being a pilot, but vision is likely to let me down (20/80 w/o glasses at my last checkup), so I was hoping on still flying anyway as a CSO. There are some really cool platforms I'd like to fly on, namely the Mud Hen, Bone, and MC-130 series, and I would just like to gain an insight from any current or former CSOs (or pilots/other aircrew) on those airframes and benefits of being a career CSO until the 2040s. In simple terms: -Can I still have a good flight career as a CSO until the late 2030s-2040s? -Benefits/other stuff like traveling, work life, and camaraderie as a CSO? -Future of the F-15E, B-1B, MC-130 series of airframes until the 2040s? -Any marketable skills to the civilian flight world? (airlines, aircraft development, even spaceflight) Thanks for your time!
Active Duty reduction means Guard Opportunities
152AOG OPS posted a topic in Read FileActive Duty Air Force Announces Personnel Reduction Initiatives, the below statement is taken from a letter send by the Secretary of the Air Force Eric K. Fanning referring to the future downsizing of the Active Duty Air Force:“ we are now faced with some very difficult financial choices that force us to reduce the overall size of the Air Force. To be blunt, we are going to get smaller... smaller than we've ever been as an Air Force.” However, the chief of the National Guard Bureau feels differently about the future of the ANG.Gen. Frank Grass told soldiers and airmen that the 460,000-member force is capable of continuing missions both overseas and domestically. The National Guard Air and Army units should be able to maintain their readiness and deployment capabilities indefinitely despite a murky federal military budget outlook... It appears that the Air National Guard is the place to go if you want to continue your military career. Coincidently, it just so happens that the 152nd AOG in Syracuse NY is currently in search of the following vacancies: Officer AFSCs: 11 F/B/R/M - Pilot 12 F/B/R/M - Nav/CSO/WSO 13 B - Air Battle Manager The 152nd Air Operations Group is looking for qualified or previously qualified Fighter, Bomber, Recce, Mobility pilots/navigators, O-5 and below/all services, to fill key unit positions. The 152nd is tasked to augment the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, US European Command's premier command and control facility for air component operations, at Ramstein AB, Germany. Together, the 603rd and 152nd provide USAFE with command and control of air component operations throughout Europe and Africa. This mission is exciting and we depend on the expertise of experienced rated officers from a variety of aircraft and mission backgrounds. These are part-time traditional guard positions at Hancock Air National Guard Base, Hancock International Airport, in Syracuse, New York. Served by most major airlines, the base is easy to get to from anywhere in the country. This is an excellent opportunity to continue your military career in a rated but non-flying position. Flight pay is available to those who have met the necessary gates. This an exciting and important mission, great people to work with, a flexible drill schedule and an opportunity to continue to build your military retirement. Please contact 1Lt Patrick McManus at Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, phone 315-233-2755, DSN 243-2755.