My son is a SSGT stationed in Aviano. He has done very well in the USAF, and would like to stay in and poissibly earn a commission; however, the coming end strength cuts have him believing that he will have a better chance in the Army under their "blue to green" program. If he stays in the USAF, he told me the wait to get promoted from E5 to E6 could be 8 years, and virtually no chance to get a commission as the officer ranks will get whacked, too (even pilots). He has some kind of comm/tech MOS. He's getting his package ready to submit to the Army WO helo pilot program. What the heck is going on in the USAF? Hard to believe that we are at war and guys who insure we have air supremecy are getting the boot!