I just received an e-mail the other day that I may be required to move earlier than planned. So instead of being guaranteed to ride out the ‘Turbulent and dynamic’ cycles of F-16 assignments that have been the result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure that shut down five squadrons worth of Vipers, I’m going to get thrown in the mix.
I hate to be pessimistic, but this doesn’t bode well. I’m due for a staff job; I won’t have been here long enough to build up the necessary qualifications for some of the good ones (the ones where you get to go out and fly with squadrons around the MAJCOM).
Here’s hoping I can find something decent to do for 2008-2011!