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  2. Warrior

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Valid. It costs a little bit in hotels/incidental expenses. But the reduced stress that comes with saying “ it, they’ll cut my orders and I’ll report on time or they won’t and I won’t and it’s good either way” is amazing. Highly recommend; have not executed on an OCONUS PCS.
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  4. Could someone take a crack at helping me understand how military child development center (i.e. daycare) costs work? I'm commissioning in August and then heading to NAS Pensacola for UCT. This page shows costs for NASP's Child Development Center, based on total family income levels. It looks like estimated annual O-1 post-tax pay based on my W2 allowances (plus Pensacola BAH, BAS, and ACIP) would put me in category IV according to this document (although that's last year's numbers), which will cost $232 per week for full-time care for one child (an average of $1005 per month). However, the income category document also references "Full-Time DoD Parent Fees", which for category IV is $459 per month. It also mentions a full-time provider cap of $900 per month. My Google-Fu led me to this page, which says "Patrons who use DoD child development programs pay for services. Parent fees account for a portion of the cost of child care. The remaining child care costs are paid for with appropriated funds authorized by Congress." Am I understanding correctly that this means I pay the full-time parent fee ($459 per month) and the government covers the rest (unless the remainder is over the $900 per month cap)? If so that seems like a great deal but it seems almost too good to be true so I'm wondering if I'm totally off base.
  5. Clark Griswold

    Concept aircraft

    Yeah, but that was definitely an improvement. Nowhere to go but up but still...
  6. LoneStar

    2010 promotion timeline?

    Who cares?
  7. Hopefulflyer389

    Upcoming Boards

    Well played sir, well played 🍺
  8. Kiloalpha

    Upcoming Boards

    Might be time for an IP ban
  9. black hills tj

    Upcoming Boards

    Oh...hey there, hopeful.
  10. ThreeHoler

    Concept aircraft

    It still looks like a tubby ugly version of an A-7.
  11. Clark Griswold

    Concept aircraft

    If the X-32 had a chance to grow up... http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20971/this-is-what-a-boeing-f-32-wouldve-looked-like-if-lockheed-lost-the-jsf-competition
  12. Harambe

    Changing/Switching airframes

    Very interesting. Do people think these cross flows will continue, or was this just a one off thing?
  13. Clark Griswold

    We’re doomed

  14. 08Dawg

    B-1 Landing at Midland

    Rumor says it was an FTU crew.
  15. Switch408

    Changing/Switching airframes

    One of them was a T-38 IP at the time he was selected for crossflow. The other MAF guy went through a T-38 spin up. One was a Maj select and the other had already pinned on.
  16. ExBoneOSO

    B-1 Landing at Midland

    Back when I flew the Bone, we always briefed that we’d do a manual ejection if we could maintain aircraft control during the sequence, and extend the time between ejections to make sure seats didn’t hit each other. Glad everything worked out for the crew.
  17. GDAL

    Upcoming Boards

    I was making it up because I'm fairly certain @Vipgle Driver Future is a troll.
  18. HuggyU2

    Hangar 24 AirFest '18

    Yes, he's a great guy! I've announced a number of shows for him (and them) over the past few years.
  19. Sopwith Camel

    Upcoming Boards

    Nothing on their site, where is the info on this?
  20. HossHarris

    We’re doomed

    What the fuck
  21. brabus

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I wish I had done that, at least once. But I think it would only work in theory, you'd still get fucked over somehow...forced out of your rental house/paying for a hotel out of your pocket, all of your shit not getting picked up on time out of said rental house, etc. I think it'd be a great play for a single guy, probably not so much with wife/kids in tow.
  22. Harambe

    Changing/Switching airframes

    I’m assuming they had to do a T-38 spin up course? Were these captains?
  23. Or padding for mission justification - manning, budget, etc. Check sarcasm detector; reset lamp...
  24. What? Are you trying to kill yourself? 😂
  25. I imagine that many of the civilian employees in the base are retirees. Plus, you know, the commissary.
  26. hindsight2020

    B-1 Landing at Midland

    Asked a buddy of mine and they were back flying like a week later. He wouldn't go into the details of whatever made them feel the malfunction was addressed, but I understand that's his prerogative. Considering the fatality we had in the 38 last Thanksgiving, I'm surprised the bone community took to getting back on the saddle so quickly after a confirmed misfire of a seat. Way too rich for my blood. The community must know the details already, that we're not privy to. Lord knows we raised a stink down here regarding the lack of transparency in the safety process relating to the integrity of the egress system, which led to some people even falling on their swords and being sacked out of jobs by a scorned leadership. Second time in my AF career I was wholly unimpressed with our so-called safety process. Bunch of political CYA hackery. I digress. At least in the Buff we still had the ol school bomb bay manual bailout if all else failed lol. Mostly placebo in all likelihood, but whatever gets ya through the day kinda thing. Ya can't do that when the chute is in the seat though, as in the bone's case. As an AC I agree, no way I'm getting out of a controllable airplane if one of my guys is trapped. I don't see that decision difficult in the least. They're certainly lucky though, my understanding is if that thing actually gets to the other hydro, it becomes an uncontrollable event and it's game over for the guy with the bad seat. I used to brief the 4 engine on one side drill at low altitude on the buff, turn the whale on its dying back and give the first floor guys a chance to get out. No guarantees in life. Tough business we're in indeed. Whether the decision to sequence manual in this accident was purposeful or a lucky happenstance matters not, these guys are getting hardware out of this one guaranteed. Bravo Zulu.
  27. From the article: The 90th Civil Engineer Squadron is part of the 90th Mission Support Group, and provides civil engineering support to more than 29,000 active duty and reserve service members, family members, and retirees at the missile wing. I did not realize that I, as a retiree, or those of you still in can have your family members, can get civil engineering support.
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