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omertalifestyle
08-01-2013, 05:47 PM
So with bad EPRs, lowered promotion rate, and not studying one damn bit because I felt all the odds were stacked against me....I made SSgt again. I actually knocked those test out of the park. 77 on the PDG and 80 on the SKT. Still waiting for my AFBCMR package to get back, but that should be any time now, but at least now they can't kick me out HYT anymore. I don't know when I sew on yet but hopefully they will just restore my original DOR in a few months.

Bunch
08-01-2013, 06:12 PM
Cheers to you and all that made it...

Silverback
08-01-2013, 11:15 PM
So with bad EPRs, lowered promotion rate, and not studying one damn bit because I felt all the odds were stacked against me....I made SSgt again. I actually knocked those test out of the park. 77 on the PDG and 80 on the SKT. Still waiting for my AFBCMR package to get back, but that should be any time now, but at least now they can't kick me out HYT anymore. I don't know when I sew on yet but hopefully they will just restore my original DOR in a few months.

Congrats on making it. None of the Airmen in my squadron made it. I had high hopes that there would be at least one.

FLAPS, USAF (ret)
08-02-2013, 12:33 AM
One of my happiest days in the AF was when I got my line number for SSgt back in '93.

Absinthe Anecdote
08-02-2013, 03:39 AM
One of my happiest days in the AF was when I got my line number for SSgt back in '93.

That was twenty years ago and I bet it seems like yesterday, huh?

Congratulations to all the new Staff Sergeants! Please enjoy the moment.

Cheers!

CSballer89
08-03-2013, 11:09 AM
I'm testing out of cycle this year. When will I find out if I made it?

jshiver15
08-03-2013, 11:13 AM
I'm testing out of cycle this year. When will I find out if I made it?

It depends on when you test. From what I've seen, you'd usually gets your WAPS score (or selection) notification when the supplemental release the month following your testing month is. That may sound confusing . . so, say you test in August, you'll likely be on the October (MAYBE September) supplemental release if you made it.

Just make sure to check vMPF for your testing information/results. If you don't know how to find it, just shoot me a PM and I'll show you.

Gonzo432
08-03-2013, 12:07 PM
Days you get promoted don't happen very often, celebrate all of them. Congrats to the jeep SSgts.

FLAPS, USAF (ret)
08-03-2013, 04:23 PM
Days you get promoted don't happen very often, celebrate all of them. Congrats to the jeep SSgts.

Best promotion is to civilian. Now I am free to wink at the cute two-striper at the gate or call the Lt Col dude. I love it.

Pullinteeth
08-03-2013, 04:56 PM
Don't forget to say aidos to those that didn't make it and are now getting out under HYT...

WeaponsTSGT
08-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Yep congrats to all, this was the lowest promotion % in 15 years from what I read. Last time it was at this level is when I made it.

Gonzo432
08-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Best promotion is to civilian. Now I am free to wink at the cute two-striper at the gate or call the Lt Col dude. I love it.

I was on a base for the 1st time in over a year this summer and noticed the SFs had Tasers. I'll keep an eye out for the headline GATE GUARD TASERS CIVILIAN IN SEXUAL HARRASSMENT INCIDENT; witnessed by Lt Col who said, "THAT DUDE DESERVED IT!!" Stranger things have happened.

jondstewart
08-04-2013, 02:41 AM
Is the promotion rate to SSgt the same 50-60% it has been since 2000? You are all so lucky! I made it in 1997 when some 15% were promoted that year and had 8 years in AND studied!

akruse
08-04-2013, 05:19 AM
Is the promotion rate to SSgt the same 50-60% it has been since 2000? You are all so lucky! I made it in 1997 when some 15% were promoted that year and had 8 years in AND studied!

Did you make it while deployed to a FOB with the Army? I heard some guys do that high speed stuff. Also, the E-5 rate hasn't been below 16% in the last 20 years

STL7997
08-04-2013, 07:45 AM
SSgt rates since 1980....

http://wapscalc.com/prior-years/promotion-percentage/ssgt-promotion-history

Gonzo432
08-04-2013, 11:42 AM
In the snow, up hill both ways. 80 grit toilet paper. That wasn't me, I had it easy. Up hill one way and 120 grit.

CJSmith
08-04-2013, 01:18 PM
Days you get promoted don't happen very often, celebrate all of them. Congrats to the jeep SSgts.

Tak? ...........

jondstewart
08-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Did you make it while deployed to a FOB with the Army? I heard some guys do that high speed stuff. Also, the E-5 rate hasn't been below 16% in the last 20 years

No way! Back then a 4 month deployment to Saudi Arabia was considered a miserable and dangerous place and many Air Force knew very little about the Army. My deployment with them was 2006 to Afghanistan

jondstewart
08-04-2013, 04:58 PM
SSgt rates since 1980....

http://wapscalc.com/prior-years/promotion-percentage/ssgt-promotion-history

Wow, thank you! I think I tested for the first time in 1992 when it was a mere 5% and would have had to make 95 on both tests to make it.

akruse
08-04-2013, 06:58 PM
No way! Back then a 4 month deployment to Saudi Arabia was considered a miserable and dangerous place and many Air Force knew very little about the Army. My deployment with them was 2006 to Afghanistan

Never mind....

Gonzo432
08-04-2013, 08:22 PM
Tak? ...........

Take what?

Interceptor
08-04-2013, 08:45 PM
Ladies and Gent's,

Personal attacks/Harassment/Provocation of members will not be tolerated. Keep all discussions civil and stay on topic.

Sergeant eNYgma
08-05-2013, 01:35 PM
We had 4/5 make it here.