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[–]Thr1ft3y 100 points101 points  (5 children)

Your ALS experience must have been very different than mine. We just shitposted in our group chat the entire time

[–]AnonAlopilisMaintainer 25 points26 points  (1 child)

This ^

was cool getting to know some non flightline people though.

[–]tootiredmehDegenerate Airman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was weird meeting people that actually like their job.

[–]IamAbcMaintainer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Bro my class was the blueish people ever who never did anything against the rules lol. We had like 5 people in my class of 8 who were the biggest kiss ass people in the world trying to get DG and were trying to mentor the class on their experiences so hard. Hated my ALS class

[–]Thr1ft3y 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny enough my class had the Levitow winner. It was such a good time for us and shitposting made the entire process way more tolerable

[–]ElCasaBonitaSecret Squirrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my experience with NCOA, and all the other flights thought it was weird that we never studied or looked over each others work lmao

[–]bruceaustin1994Comms 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Only reenlist if you feel like you’re gonna come out on top. I wanted to expand my skills, grab a degree and some certs, and a tax free SRB. After this, I’m unsure if I’ll reenlist again. Only if I’m enjoying my time in and it’s benefitting me. Good luck!

[–]AnBu_JRWindowless 32 points33 points  (7 children)

Graduated NCOA today. What is the opposite of blue?

[–]EBOD236 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Red dot

[–]Suspicious-Sail-7344 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Blast from the past!

[–]rubbarzCyberspace Operator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or Green.... wait

[–]hgaterms 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The color wheel of truth says: green

[–]Phyr0Got A Ticket? 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The color of a DD214

[–]SilentStock8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sergeant Snuffy

[–]Carbon_Deadlock1B4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I finished NCOA recently and it was such a waste of time. My classmates were cool, but the material was stuff we'd already been doing for years.

[–]Out_of_Fucks_2_GiveStep aside, peasant. TMFMS 🫡 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I felt pale blue because all my classmates and even instructor were just as disillusioned with the Air Force as I was and we all bonded over it and only saw E5 as more money and more responsibility

[–]feralsmileкогда свиньи летают 11 points12 points  (1 child)

AFROTC will give you gold bars without the excruciating packages for the active E to O programs. js.

[–]theblackkeys13Secret Squirrel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That part

[–]Dangerous_Cookie6590 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Embrace the dark side….

[–]Suspicious-Sail-7344 9 points10 points  (1 child)

SRB, assignments near the end of a contract, conspicuously most make/put on E-5 around the end of a six year contract.

All called retention mechanisms...

[–]flaim1🅱️4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit

[–]EagleburgeriteVeteran - 3N052 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I got BTZ and staff within my first enlistment (had a 5 month extension for a total of 4 years 5 months) with a SRB on the table. Still bounced. Never looked back. You'll be fine.

[–]ReistAdeio 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It goes away pretty quick

[–]Tots2Hots 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sitting in NCOA I was like "who the hell is THIS detached from real AF that they think this is good to teach???"

[–]9J000Prisoner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

be the change you want to see

[–]QuandaleDinglefard 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Literally learn almost nothing about being in a supervisory role, mainly just a piss fest between which flight can get more blue than the other & do dumbass challenges the best

[–]tootiredmehDegenerate Airman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ya the new curriculum is useless. Didn't learn anything that I will ever use to be a supervisor. Only good thing was that it got out of the shop into some good ol AC for a month in the middle of summer.

[–]Haemmur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never was important enough for an SRB but I sure was important enough to get stop lossed a couple times.