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Old 19 June 2014, 14:21
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When it's the CAS block of training for the F-16 students at Kelly, they usually head over to Yankee range.
But, But, But ... I thought the CAS platform of choice these days is the B-1. I heard that since CAS is 20,000 feet above ground with a several mile standoff from target they are even going to put weapons racks on KC-135s so those aircrews and any passengers that may be on board can brag about doing risky direct action CAS in the O'club. Besides the F-16 is nothing but an ineffective lawn dart on the way to being obsolete eliminated as soon as all the A-10s are sent to the bone yard.
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Old 19 June 2014, 15:58
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I'm temporally plugging in my mike to get out of lurker mode here...

When it's the CAS block of training for the F-16 students at Kelly, they usually head over to Yankee range. Its part of the McMullen Range near Kingsville. The entire complex is owned by NAS Kingsville but the 149th maintains a Det. there who manage Yankee range for the TXANG. The ASOS's from Hood and Houston typically go there to do controls with the IP's and student pilots.

Mike unplugged, radio Z'd, Lurking switch on...
OK, makes sense.
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Old 22 June 2014, 09:26
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Anyone know when the schoolhouse is officially moving? I just enlisted in the Air Guard for TACP. Can't seem to find the answer anywhere. The guys at my unit just said "sometime next year."
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Old 22 June 2014, 10:20
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Does it make a difference?
You either pass, or fail.
FL, TX doesn't matter.
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Old 22 June 2014, 11:12
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Well, I live about 4 hours from Hulbert, so yes, it makes a difference. My wife wants to visit the beach on the weekends. I personally don't really give a damn where the training is.
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Old 22 June 2014, 18:46
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Well, I live about 4 hours from Hulbert, so yes, it makes a difference. My wife wants to visit the beach on the weekends. I personally don't really give a damn where the training is.
Texas has beeches, just a bit longer driving time to get to them.

The last rumor I heard via the TACP community on May 20, 2014 is the first class should start in Lackland in March 2015. Tentatively.
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Old 22 June 2014, 21:42
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Thank you. I look forward to the challenge. Looks like Hulbert for me barring any unforseen circumstances.
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