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pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
Coming up on 13 years, at least 7 to go in the guard. They wouldnít deploy a bunch of fat guard engineers to fight Russia, right?






ÖRight?

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pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
Iím an O-3E guard civil engineer at 14 years TIS, and Iíd say this is the best way to do the Air Force, outside of a C-17 pilot. CGOís donít do a whole lot at drill, our AT is usually two weeks to go build something, and Iím good through 23-24 years TIS for promotions, where Iíll have to decide if I want to go for O-5 or bail. We get some cool TDY opportunities as well, like the 2 months I did at Bellows AB in Hawaii.

Plus, I get to grow a beard and forget about the Air Force for a month or two at a time. Iíll definitely keep riding this train until 20 years at least.

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch

nullscan posted:

Haha, what did you do in Bellows? Redesign the putt putt course?

Nothing that important. Just managed a few AT rotations building a bunk house for future guard units to sleep in. It was a joke of a project, but I got paid good money to live in one of those cabins on the beach for two months.

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
Hell, weíve got to be getting close to having goons who asked questions about joining in the original A/T thread getting ready to retire, right? I think I was asking questions about it when GiP was first created, and Iím closing in on 15 years already.

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
Wait, going from guard/reserve to active duty?

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
Gotcha. Iím doing a temp AGR thing now, backfilling for my commander while he and a good chunk of the squadron are deployed. Itís a fun gig that I might consider if I didnít live 2 hours from my guard base.

pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
I hate to do it, but Iíve got to give fighter pilots some credit, thatís an insane job. I had an incentive flight in a Viper today, and holy poo poo I cannot imagine doing that day in and day out.

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pkells
Sep 14, 2007

King of Klatch
At least 5 more years, but being a guard O is kinda fun and I donít mind it.

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