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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:50

I think the dream sheet is just a way too make people feel good in the off chance that you randomly get selected for a duty station and it happens to be one that was on your list. They obviously don't even look at them. It also makes people feel like they have a choice in the matter, when in all actuality they don't.

As far as Rucker as a duty station, it's actually great from what I hear. I have 3 friends that got stationed there out of flight school. They're flying their asses off. Not to mention, it's at Cairns do you're not even on post. Does Enterprise suck? Kind of, but that's the majority of Army bases. Sh*tty little towns that only thrive because of the military.

Other than Flatiron, I've also heard Med sucks as a first assignment. Especially the TDA ones. Thera a whole group of aviators that came to my unit as a second duty station from a med unit and they didn't even fly minimums.

But then again, I'm starting to realize that that's just Army Aviation if you're not deployed (or 160th). There's just no money. It sucks if you ever flew commercially in the private sector, especially as a CFI like Lindsey, where you are used to flying every day or almost every day. Makes me miss flight school!


I was only in Rucked for Flight School, but I never thought I would miss it. My wife didn't care for it either, until we got here in Riley. I can't wait to go to ALSE!! Plus I get to be saluted by all the WO1s lol :)

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 15:09

I was only in Rucked for Flight School, but I never thought I would miss it. My wife didn't care for it either, until we got here in Riley. I can't wait to go to ALSE!! Plus I get to be saluted by all the WO1s lol :)

 

Riley sucks really bad.  About to leave here for WOCS.  My biggest fear is getting orders right back here after Rucker...



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 15:28

 
Riley sucks really bad.  About to leave here for WOCS.  My biggest fear is getting orders right back here after Rucker...


You can't. Its against regs. You can not return to the duty station you came from as a first assignment after pinning WO1. Something about fraternization and being buddies with enlisted people you knew there...thats what we got briefed at least.
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 15:41

Yeah I put Hunter down on my list, my last unit, and definitely didn't get it. Then again tons of people want it. I don't agree with that though. I crewed 47s before and now flying a different airframe, so it wouldn't be like I would work with them. i usually stop by and see them whenever I'm in the area though.

I had heard Riley was awesome and lots of people loved it. After we got our orders we googled it and found forums with everyone saying they loved being here. I can't wait to PCS. The lost isn't bad, just the area. Then again to each their own.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 16:52

I feel like this is a reoccurring thing. The wish list and even the supposed "needs of the army" don't really have a barring on where you're sent.

There is no point in the wishlist. Bragg was red, and Ms Nolette said there was no way anyone was going to Bragg or Campbell. I put Germany, Riley, Hunter..........got Bragg. 


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 17:01

...sad Lindsey is sad. I won't touch a Mike for 3+ years.
 

 

The jokes just come too easy, sometimes.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 17:06

There is no point in the wishlist. Bragg was red, and Ms Nolette said there was no way anyone was going to Bragg or Campbell. I put Germany, Riley, Hunter..........got Bragg. 

 

 

Dreaming big huh?

 

I get what you're saying though, if it has no real bearing on where you go, it doesn't hurt to try.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 23:12

 

The jokes just come too easy, sometimes.

 

Karma's a bitch, isn't it? Besides the moving map, the thing I'll miss most is the Mike model location of the backup hydraulic pump switch. Sigh. T-rex arms.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:16

Riley ain't that bad... you got Kansas City 2 hours east and Omaha 2 hours north and OKC 2.5 hours south and Denver 8 hours west... haha.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 13:07

Yeah KC is about two hours away. Sucks going on a road trip to go anywhere lol

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 13:23

 

 

Dreaming big huh?

 

I get what you're saying though, if it has no real bearing on where you go, it doesn't hurt to try.

They were open according to the brief. In fact a buddy got Germany, Ms Noilette said if I put Riley I would get it for sure. I just saying it doesn't matter what you put. 


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 13:48

They were open according to the brief. In fact a buddy got Germany, Ms Noilette said if I put Riley I would get it for sure. I just saying it doesn't matter what you put. 



What airframe do you fly?

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:02

What airframe do you fly?


He flies the Big Black Hawk.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:17

Might as well go big or go home. We got told to put it in ARTS early so I put Campbell, Hunter, Bragg(closest to family). Anywhere but Drum please...
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:22

Might as well go big or go home. We got told to put it in ARTS early so I put Campbell, Hunter, Bragg(closest to family). Anywhere but Drum please...


What did you select again?

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:23

How often do you get to change duty stations? Do you get more of a say in where you go as you get more rank/TIS?


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:25

What did you select again?


Nothing yet, im in instruments. It was just something we got told to do around WOBC.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:27

Nothing yet, im in instruments. It was just something we got told to do around WOBC.


Hahahahahaahahahaahaa

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:29

Hahahahahaahahahaahaa


Oh believe me I know. My luck, regardless of airframe im probably gonna end up in Alaska.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 14:31

Speaking of this. How in the world did that guy a few months back get Hawks to Egypt? My first thought was who did he piss off.




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