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I'll post the email about the ESD going away and what AFSPC A6 had "planned" to do for the bases to get support once that happened.

And by planned I mean, "Hey, we're taking this away in 2 months. Your base will take all support calls that we haven't automated (<10%). They will not get the bodies we took from them to man the ESD. Thanks for your time."

ACC was pissed. O6's and GO's who've done Comm all their lives just thought they'd turn off the switch and Ops would be fine with it. Then AFSPC just signed off 'cause... you know, they care about operations. These are our "leaders" and have AAD's, PME and are hand selected.

They are talking about splitting the AFSC AGAIN with 17DS or some other shite for the actual Ops folks. I am not one of those, (un)luck of the draw. Now I'm too old. Ain't that a bitch. The only thing I want to do in the AF is grow this Ops mission and the Amn to run it. Sadly.. I don't think it's going to happen.

Got a few buds who are Ops and a few people who could barely understand how a router works who are Ops. I don't know how the A3 side decides who's got the hands for a fighter and how doesn't but send someone down to Kessler so we keep the drool off the keyboards.

Please note that the Cyber MAJCOM was murdered by Skeletor in his infinite wisdom to recover the nuke problems. So, as I've said before - AFSPC destroyed the nuke enterprise so AF gives them the fastest growing, most technologically/adversarial challenging, and stupidly expensive domain as a trade in the 24th AF.

Please note - it's stupidly expensive because they don't want to pay for O&M on the regular - normalized MX/upgrade of classified network equip, why would we want that? They also don't want to grow through training/long-term acquisition, so we just pay contractors. They also have ideas they want but refuse to fund adequately. So we're buying F-35's, missing vital avionics, OBOGS, other aeronautical crap I cant' remember.

For example - not every hosting site has a full real-time monitoring system. Think about that.

Also, 1/2 your Comm Sq will be deployed at a time under this AFNext or whatever it's called now.

Surely.. Comm Guys with years of exp are running the 24th by now. It's been at operating capacity since 2008. Lets check -

http://www.24af.af.mil/library/biographies/

FML :bash:

Oh hey, any one at hosted out of Andrews in the past 3 months. How's that email working now?

Can I have a flight suit now?

If the ESD etc is so short on bodies, why not give admin rights to the 5 IAOs my squadron is required to have so they can install software, make org boxes, give access to shared folders, create/delete/unlock accounts, i.e 90% of the work that the ESD supposedly has (and the stuff that takes 2 minutes to actually do but 2 months to process the ticket).
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I'm deployed and busy. I still check the forum to see what's new. I'm tired of reading posts from whiners who continue to bitch and moan about not being required to get an AAD until Col. Drama quee

Just as I would never trivialize the sacrifices or challenges our airmen faced in Vietnam or WWII, I would expect our officers to not trivialize the sacrifices and challenges our military has faced si

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If the ESD etc is so short on bodies, why not give admin rights to the 5 IAOs my squadron is required to have so they can install software, make org boxes, give access to shared folders, create/delete/unlock accounts, i.e 90% of the work that the ESD supposedly has (and the stuff that takes 2 minutes to actually do but 2 months to process the ticket).

They have to protect their home turf.

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If the ESD etc is so short on bodies, why not give admin rights to the 5 IAOs my squadron is required to have so they can install software, make org boxes, give access to shared folders, create/delete/unlock accounts, i.e 90% of the work that the ESD supposedly has (and the stuff that takes 2 minutes to actually do but 2 months to process the ticket).

Are your IAO's DoD 8570 certified? Actually the majority of "automated" tasks are the IAO functions. As much as I realize it's important to "get it done" having every org on base with 2+ individuals with admin rights is a management and security nightmare. But, it might go back to that if they keep hammering the Comm Sq personnel as "not vital."

Many admin tasks will be returning to the Comm Sq so, hopefully you'll see faster service once it's complete.

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Got this from a friend today, posting here as a follow up about my PT score comments in the Master's degree thread.

I laughed when I saw the message.

Requesting a Project Officer to represent the ## Wing during the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. Please also submit a SURF and PT score sheet to ###### by COB ## ### ##.

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Not official yet, but here's some strong RUMINT of extended assignments - give this a look:

http://afforums.com/index.php?threads/changes-to-assignments-including-bop.47653

MOST Officers (O-5 and below) extended to 4 years | MOST Enlisted extended to 5 years | MOST command tours extended to 3 years | Controlled tours excluded

This is a repeat from about 6 years ago. At that time, rated was excluded.

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It was already supposed to be 4 yrs. Until your functional PCSs everybody at the 3 yr mark to ensure they have 3 assignments prior to your majors board. We've had guys PCS with less than 3 years.

There was a Sq/CC at my last base (who's a Vice somewhere...) who PCS'd all of his Pilots at 3-years, regardless if they had upgraded to AC/IP. He then realized he just kicked off of his experience out of squadron and scrambled to upgrade people.

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This is a repeat from about 6 years ago. At that time, rated was excluded.

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Why exclude rated? Serious question, as at least my Comm Sq Lt's/Capt's get a lot of experience in their positions that just gets flushed at PCS to some staff-bitch job.

There was a Sq/CC at my last base (who's a Vice somewhere...) who PCS'd all of his Pilots at 3-years, regardless if they had upgraded to AC/IP. He then realized he just kicked off of his experience out of squadron and scrambled to upgrade people.

Well, good thing his poor decision making was identified...

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It was already supposed to be 4 yrs. Until your functional PCSs everybody at the 3 yr mark to ensure they have 3 assignments prior to your majors board. We've had guys PCS with less than 3 years.

Yep. We were ALOing guys at the 18 month point, and the functionals got around the 2-year TOS requirement by making the RNLTD exactly two years from the date they checked into the squadron.

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Got this from a friend today, posting here as a follow up about my PT score comments in the Master's degree thread.

I laughed when I saw the message.

Almost every shitty "HOT!! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!!" [extra emphasis because that's how they come out when you view them in HTML in Outlook.....] email blast I've seen in the last year or so has had a PT score requirement somewhere in the fine print.

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Almost every shitty "HOT!! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!!" [extra emphasis because that's how they come out when you view them in HTML in Outlook.....] email blast I've seen in the last year or so has had a PT score requirement somewhere in the fine print.

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Sweet. My 78 should keep me safe. Fat Bastard like a boss.

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Not official yet, but here's some strong RUMINT of extended assignments - give this a look:

http://afforums.com/index.php?threads/changes-to-assignments-including-bop.47653

MOST Officers (O-5 and below) extended to 4 years | MOST Enlisted extended to 5 years | MOST command tours extended to 3 years | Controlled tours excluded

looks like this is actually rumor. Read the full thread--somebody claims this was proposed policy that wasn't actually picked up but is spreading regardless.
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Got this from a friend today, posting here as a follow up about my PT score comments in the Master's degree thread.

I laughed when I saw the message.

It's how they judge you on looks without saying it. My former Chief of Safety was a Generals whipping boy and he was at a corona when they all decided about blues Monday, it wasn't about heritage, it was about getting eyes on "bigger" people, they decided ABUs can hide a lot.

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99.8% of responsible Airman "grounded" in Korea due to the actions of the .2%. While international affairs is a consideration, restricting all 7AF personnel is not the answer. You, the one that wants to enjoy a bottle of wine over a nice dinner with your wife, or have a scotch with a cigar...not yours.

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/airmen-in-korea-banned-from-drinking-this-weekend-1.289830

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99.8% of responsible Airman "grounded" in Korea due to the actions of the .2%. While international affairs is a consideration, restricting all 7AF personnel is not the answer. You, the one that wants to enjoy a bottle of wine over a nice dinner with your wife, or have a scotch with a cigar...not yours.

http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/airmen-in-korea-banned-from-drinking-this-weekend-1.289830

"Senior Leadership" at its finest.

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From John Q public's Facebook page: "Why treat a bunch of adults like overgrown children? Because by the power of undergoing the senior leader deification process, you can.

This will of course alienate those who behave and do nothing to stop those who won't. But it'll make a bunch of people feel better because they "did something."

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From John Q public's Facebook page: "Why treat a bunch of adults like overgrown children? Because by the power of undergoing the senior leader deification process, you can.

This will of course alienate those who behave and do nothing to stop those who won't. But it'll make a bunch of people feel better because they "did something."

And that's what's most important. If you can't fix complicated issues that are present throughout society like DUIs, suicides, sexual assaults, and pretty much anything that involves humans being humans, then at least do something visible. Leadership is hard, it's much easier to just be a manager and claim you're a leader.

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From John Q public's Facebook page: "Why treat a bunch of adults like overgrown children? Because by the power of undergoing the senior leader deification process, you can.

This will of course alienate those who behave and do nothing to stop those who won't. But it'll make a bunch of people feel better because they "did something."

Christ - can we make this guy CSAF when Welsh retires?

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"Senior Leadership" at its finest.

I worked for the current 7th AF/CC when he was the WG/CC at Eielson. I dont remember him being prone to gross over-reactions like this. I wonder what happens to the way these guys view their people as they get higher in rank.

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