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BL: if you hear a rumor that bombers are going to start dropping to Tones, believe it when you see it.

If you hear a rumor that RPAs are going to start dropping again.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

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1 hour ago, BFM this said:

BL: if you hear a rumor that bombers are going to start dropping to Tones, believe it when you see it.

If you hear a rumor that RPAs are going to start dropping again.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

It will be another 3-5 years before that happens again. RPA pipeline is at full capacity, and "numbers" are actually looking better. Every Alpha tour bro in my unit has a projected returned manned date in the next year-year n half. However, the Air Force is projecting a crazy high rate (50% +)  of the initial couple groups of the 18x ers to stay in as their 6 commitment comes up, unfortuly the rates are probably going to be closer to 5-10% So we will be right to square one when all the 18x instructors/evaluators bail in late 2018/2019

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On 8/8/2017 at 8:18 PM, Vimix22 said:

Is getting T-6 FAIP'd from T-38s a normal thing? Seems like they would want all T-38 grads to go straight to the CAF. 

Were you born under a rock? Reference pages 1-102 of this thread. T-37/T-6 FAIPs from T-38s has been going on since the beginning of time. 

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T-38 students were told today to expect more bombers, AFSOC, Recon in FY18 drops. Great Viper Giveaway has concluded.

Oh hey! 2009 to 2012 there you are again!

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2 minutes ago, YoungnDumb said:

It's almost like AFPC learned that if you stop sending people to a community for a while they start having a vacuum and need people again...that being said I give it another year or so before we swing back again.

I know dudes that graduated in Aug that are waiting until May for Holloman B-course. 

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57 minutes ago, Seriously said:

Same thing was happening in 2010.

Is this an active duty specific thing?  Do national guard get pushed through faster?

I ask because this was the case at Army IERW.  You would have guys waiting for months for their advanced course while the guard guys were turned around in a couple weeks.

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Guard, Reserves and Internationals purchase a slot for their folks in each training course.  These spots are pre-programmed by AETC so their people make it through the pipeline with minimal downtime between courses.  This saves a lot of $ with man-days, per diem and moving costs while providing the units with a predictable flow of personnel.

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2 minutes ago, JJF0012 said:

Heard a rumor that t-38 upt studs might be given an option to track towards f-18s since B courses are backed up. Any validity to that?

Hornets? This is a joke, right? Are they going to cross commission into the Navy/USMC too?

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On 8/8/2017 at 9:07 PM, Danger41 said:

Previous 2 posts are wrong. In my WIC class, there were at least 2 T-6 FAIPs going through fighter courses.

Being a T-6 vs T-38 FAIP has no bearing on follow on assignments. 

There was an offer at DLF of a spot to go fly Growlers to post-IFF dudes who were heading to the Viper. 3 year gig.

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2 minutes ago, Inertia17 said:

There was an offer at DLF of a spot to go fly Growlers to post-IFF dudes who were heading to the Viper. 3 year gig.

Does the AF typically offer exchange slots to junior guys? We generally only give them to Weapon School grads...

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Over in the CSO assignments thread the rumor seems to be resurfacing that studs might be dropping Growler EWO tour slots shortly. I guess in theory that would open up the possibility of occasional dual-AF crews flying Navy jets.

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I had a F-15C ANG student that I flew with in T-6s post on FB that he was now going to fly Growlers out west. I need to ask him how that happened.

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