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    Surviving the Cut

    ERB results were released across the AF yesterday. I got retained but I know a few who weren't so lucky.

    How did everyone else fare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by giggawatt View Post
    ERB results were released across the AF yesterday. I got retained but I know a few who weren't so lucky.

    How did everyone else fare?
    I know of 3 Power Pro guys who are gone. A shame, too. 2 TSgts and a MSgt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I know of 3 Power Pro guys who are gone. A shame, too. 2 TSgts and a MSgt.
    Major league bummer...I think my old career field was taken off the list a month or two ago, so haven't heard of anyone getting done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giggawatt View Post
    ERB results were released across the AF yesterday. I got retained but I know a few who weren't so lucky.

    How did everyone else fare?
    Were specific individuals notified or was it posted somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyJ View Post
    Were specific individuals notified or was it posted somewhere?
    It was commander notification. All of us that got retained were notified at the same time and the CC gave us our retain letters.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I know of 3 Power Pro guys who are gone. A shame, too. 2 TSgts and a MSgt.
    I think I know those 2 techs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giggawatt View Post
    I think I know those 2 techs.
    Probably. The ones I'm talking about used to both be here at the schoolhouse...within the past 4 years or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Probably. The ones I'm talking about used to both be here at the schoolhouse...within the past 4 years or so.
    Well I guess I don't know both. I may know one of them you're talking about. The other one has been at the same base for over 5 years.
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    I was retained and got the email from my Commander to my deployed email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I'd like to know how many of those who were marked as "do not retain" were new to their squadrons...the good old boy system at work again
    We always hear about this "good old boy" club, but I'd be really curious to know how many of them are really "slugs" and should not be retained. Maybe it's just me, but I've never met a GOB member who wasn't well rounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS, USAF (ret) View Post
    We always hear about this "good old boy" club, but I'd be really curious to know how many of them are really "slugs" and should not be retained. Maybe it's just me, but I've never met a GOB member who wasn't well rounded.
    Interesting point. De-slugging the force is a good thing. Are you saying the well-rounded (and protected) GOBs (B could be boy or babe in this case) are not the ones we need for the JOB?
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