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#21 akscott60

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 20:57

Yea I heard about that. Bragg is running an AQC for the 64, and If I was a 60 bubba at Bragg I would probably jump on it.

 

 

Just know it has a 3 year ADSO....



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 22:20

Yea I heard about that. Bragg is running an AQC for the 64, and If I was a 60 bubba at Bragg I would probably jump on it.
 
 
Just know it has a 3 year ADSO....


This just makes me laugh because I had Bragg as my #2 pick and still didnt get it.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:21

This just makes me laugh because I had Bragg as my #2 pick and still didnt get it.


Drum is so much better......

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:52

Drum is so much better......

 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:45

Yea I heard about that. Bragg is running an AQC for the 64, and If I was a 60 bubba at Bragg I would probably jump on it.

 

 

Just know it has a 3 year ADSO....

 

I never paid close attention to the aircraft ADSOs, but isn't everything but the 160th birds served concurrently? 

 

Man, going guns from utility...when a deployment surge is on, the 64 guys feast. But when one isn't on...

 

Feast or famine is so localized / garrison dependent for the non PC guys and gals--getting another aircraft on the ORB/759 is cool. But surviving / getting to PC is where it is at (actually tracked is, but making PC is the next step).  And for the young(er) RCM on the previous page that hit PC at 300 or so (non Korea), you're doing WELL / exceeding that standard. Very.


Edited by METT-TC, 23 July 2017 - 09:49.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:28

Drum is so much better......


Its actually not bad and we got a pretty solid unit. Me and P ended up in the same spot. Hows things across the pond?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 13:13

This just makes me laugh because I had Bragg as my #2 pick and still didnt get it.

 

 

I had Bragg in my top 3 and I got Yakima...tell me how that makes sense.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 13:17

 
 
I had Bragg in my top 3 and I got Yakima...tell me how that makes sense.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 00:02

 
 
I had Bragg in my top 3 and I got Yakima...tell me how that makes sense.


I had Campbell, Carson, Brag..... tell me how that makes sense. Although I can't complain.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 00:05

Its actually not bad and we got a pretty solid unit. Me and P ended up in the same spot. Hows things across the pond?


That's good you guys are together. Too bad your not out here with the rotational folks. It's good out here man, real busy, hard to get goggle hours right now though, between noise abatement(2359 down time most nights) short period of darkness (EENT is like 2230), and huge IP turnover right now (I think we have 1, and one at the Bn.... with three new guys). Tell P I said what's up.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:11

 
How many is plenty Juan? Curious how everyone is doing out there after flight school.


I'm at about 250 since March.

Probably not helpful though.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:54

Yea I heard about that. Bragg is running an AQC for the 64, and If I was a 60 bubba at Bragg I would probably jump on it.

 

 

Just know it has a 3 year ADSO....

I heard it was a 1 year concurrent. I put my name in the hat, I don't know if it's something I really want....I got a few things I'm looking into. 

 

This just makes me laugh because I had Bragg as my #2 pick and still didnt get it.

Bragg was not even on my list, in fact I was told no one could go there. Welp I curse the day Lindsey called and told me I got Bragg. 


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:11

Bragg was not even on my list, in fact I was told no one could go there. Welp I curse the day Lindsey called and told me I got Bragg. 


*ring ring*
"Hey dude, do you know your duty station yet?"
"NO, still don't f*cking know."
"Ok, well I'm at b co because b co is my life, and they just posted the list, do you want to know?"
"YES TELL ME"
"Bragg."
"...oh"

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:29

*ring ring*
"Hey dude, do you know your duty station yet?"
"NO, still don't f*cking know."
"Ok, well I'm at b co because b co is my life, and they just posted the list, do you want to know?"
"YES TELL ME"
"Bragg."
"...oh"

Ah memories I've tried to suppress. 



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:38

I mean on the plus side it's close to home for you.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 20:28

I want a 64
Teach me how to gun pilot!!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:30

You're flying a lot more than me. I don't think I've made minimums yet. We just got an email asking if anyone wants to go fly Apaches though....


Anyone willing to forward that email or reference an HRC message? I have a couple legacy 58D guys working for me that are interested in re-training in the 64.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 19:05

My father and grandfather both flew dustoff in Vietnam, and both were shot down numerous times. My grandfather received the DFC after being shot down repeatedly in a 24 hour period trying to extract wounded from an extremely hot zone.

 

Now, when I was selected for WOFT, my father gave me some of the simplest advice he ever gave. He looked at me and said "Fly the one that shoots back". So, I picked the one that does just that.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:11

My father and grandfather both flew dustoff in Vietnam, and both were shot down numerous times. My grandfather received the DFC after being shot down repeatedly in a 24 hour period trying to extract wounded from an extremely hot zone.
 
Now, when I was selected for WOFT, my father gave me some of the simplest advice he ever gave. He looked at me and said "Fly the one that shoots back". So, I picked the one that does just that.

Seems like pretty solid advice from a pretty credible source. I've tossed the idea around of what I'd prefer to fly. I have a long road ahead before I cross that bridge but I like flying low and fast. My first helicopter ride was 20 ft above a glacier at a blistering speed...... and I was hooked. What where some of your more memorable moments flying, "I assume," a Apache?
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 18:28

Like you, I have a ways to go -- I know that as far as Guard goes it will be UH-60s so there isn't much picking I can do. Hoping for the Mike model. I am hoping to get selected for the MEDEVAC company. As a former grunt, I have a lot of respect for the mission and the guys that fly it. Again speaking from experience as a grunt it will also be nice to have a job that can be done in peacetime as well as wartime. Afghanistan was cool, as was some of the training for it, but my last few years in were a bummer. I'm pretty stoked that the guard gets to fly SAR, firefighting, and disaster relief when not deployed. 

 

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