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20yrs and I would do it again

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Current Employee - Management Analyst in Peterson AFB, CO
Current Employee - Management Analyst in Peterson AFB, CO

I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Family, Friends, travel, Deployments are short (vs other services) Technology advancement easy the separation from families, Benefits the ones that are left, education (don't put them off like I did) Education

Cons

PT program(s), Reduction of benefits even after you sign up, As you progress it's less about doing your job and more about getting boxes checked off to compete for the next promotion. Direction the NCOA is headed. EPR system

Advice to Management

More education on how and why you should contribute to TSP, Finish CDC's and clep everything possible, Once cleps are done begin online classed, if schedule permits attend actual classes as needed. When is comes to PT the Air Force program is not even enough to get you by you have to work out more than the 1 hour three times a week they may give you. Understand what Airmen are doing to try pass this test. If you only knew the terrible things some are doing in an attempt to pass. Create a data base (like ARMS) to save all awards and important documents these will be needed in the future. When it comes to EPRs we all know they are inaccurate 99% of the time, they are inflated to help Airmen with promotion and retention. Create a weekly scoring system for Airman, at the end of the week score your Airmen on what they accomplished that week (0-100) Section Commanders would review to insure that not everyone gets 100 every week. At the end of 45 weeks or so tally the scores and compare this to the rest of the Airmen in the shop/section/office. It would be just like grading papers use the score. The Super would be your fail safe to insure folks were not inflating the scores. Yes I know this could be a burden, but with Rank comes responsibilities.

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  1. Can't complain too much.

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Tech in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Mental Health Tech in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It just pays the bills.

    Cons

    Sucks to be away from family.


  2. UAV Pilot

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UAV Pilot in Indian Springs, Clark, NV
    Current Employee - UAV Pilot in Indian Springs, Clark, NV

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to make significant contributions to national security, as a UAV pilot or sensor operator there is no question that you make a difference. In the last few years a large number of American citizens have been saved through the disruption/destruction of terrorists and their networks. On a daily basis you provide image and electronic intelligence to US senior leaders and occasionally are able to employ kinetic weapons to actually take out "Bad Guys". You are the one who gets to prevent a friendly convoy from being ambushed. You are the one who gets to provide close air support to friendly troops taking fire. But, as you will see in the Cons section you are also the one who gets to spend countless hours watching a house and following cars as you build the networks and confirm enemy activities.

    Cons

    This job is mined numbing. You generally work 8 hour shifts with an average of 6.5-7 hours in the cockpit. More often than not watch the same compound the entire shift with absolutely no activity what so ever. Manning in this field is poor at best resulting in often having to work 6 days on with 2 days off. The UAV's are flying 24/7, 365 days a year which means that in any given year you will probably not have to work on only one major holiday. Your days off will constantly change as will you work schedule as you rotate between a days, swings and mid shift. It becomes very easy to lose track of calendar days and impossible to make plans in the future since you never know when your next day off will be. Promotion rates are below average due to the manning. There isn't much to spice up your OPR when you spend just about every waking hour in the seat. Selection rates for professional development are even worse than the rates for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    be pro active in promoting your peoples careers


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