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rancormac last won the day on March 19 2012

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  1. Nothing about that sounds like a solid deal.
  2. What luck have guard guys had being able to sell it back? I'll be coming off orders at the end of Sep....
  3. I did AMS in 2014, UPT 2015, B Course 2016.. all of those were Title 10. When I did MEST however in 2017, it was about to be T10 but then NGB apparently came down and made them T32. I thought UPT+BCourse was always T10 because of where the money was coming from
  4. Also, as Guard/Reserve, any time you accrue under Title 10 orders can be applied towards reduced retirement age, I think in 90 day increments. So for a guard baby, that should at the very least be 2 years (AMS/UPT/BCourse) plus any deployments subtracted from Guard retirement age. Collect that money earlier! Its not automatic. You gotta go on vMPF, search for it, upload all your orders, and they gonkulate a new retirement date for you.
  5. Nice dig. The nation's leading experts are recommending the widespread use of masks -- not to protect the wearer from acquiring the virus -- but to help prevent those with the virus from spreading it further. For example, coughing with a mask on probably reduces the distance of the droplets. If you're within radius of the droplets though, and have a mask on, it probably wont do shit. My reading comprehension taught me that cloth mask filtration with virus is almost 0%. "Self-contamination through repeated use and improper doffing is possible. For example, a contaminated cloth mask may transfer pathogen from the mask to the bare hands of the wearer. We also showed that filtration was extremely poor (almost 0%) for the cloth masks. Observations during SARS suggested double-masking and other practices increased the risk of infection because of moisture, liquid diffusion and pathogen retention" "In the interest of providing safe, low-cost options in low income countries, there is scope for research into more effectively designed cloth masks, but until such research is carried out, cloth masks should not be recommended." To answer the previous question -- no there was no control vs effectiveness against no mask at all. So, is throwing a bandana over your face more effective when walking around walmart? Maybe, maybe not. If someone with the virus sneezes near you... no, its not going to do shit. If the virus is on your mask, is it more likely to stay there due to increased moisture retention? Yes. If some dumbass with the virus is out in public and wearing a mask, will it slow their infectious rate down? Probably. Could people walking around with masks now have an increased false sense of security, and start to relax their hygiene and other counter measures? Maybe.
  6. Masks can actually make things worse....
  7. Hired in september. Do you have dates yet? Have you even done anything officially on military duty? I just don't know if you have much room to work with. If you were off at training and they fired you... for sure. But it sounds like you were actively working for the company, and they chose to release you.
  8. rancormac


    Geico is way cheaper. USAA is run by cucks now.
  9. My initial enlistment paperwork (Form 4 I think? Maybe before that in the recruiter packet) listed 4 years service commitment. There was a disclaimer that it was contingent on passing follow-on training/commissioning. When it came time to graduate from UPT, only the active duty kids went to some separate meeting and signed the paperwork. Chatting with other guard bros, we don't recall signing or seeing the 10 year ADSC paperwork. Nothing in my personnel folder either. For what its worth.
  10. Why not just do a pulmonary function test and actually measure VO2 max then??
  11. Bump Anyone been successful with this? Got my multi engine mil comp about a year ago, before the memo.
  12. Need a new sage green boot ("flight" if able)... Got wide feet. What do you guys recommend? I just ordered a pair of Belleville 693s from US Patriot Tactical as buddies recommended those.. but theyre on closeout, too small, cant return now.
  13. 33 yr, got masters before joining, no intentions of going back to school, not married, no kids... Is my GI Bill just going to go to waste? Sounds like I can save it (way down the road) for future spouse/dependent, or use it for additional aircraft ratings?
  14. General PSA... The number of sh!tty cover letters and resumes I've seen is ridiculous. If you're sending a resume, it should include a cover letter. Research what makes a good cover letter. Double check the grammar and spelling. Everyone knows you've wanted to fly a jet since you were little or it would be the best job ever. The cover letter should summarize your qualifications and highlight what will set you apart from others, or suggest why you will succeed in the pipeline. Get the unit right. Dont confuse the SQ # with the Wing #. Do some research on the job you're applying to. You can easily include test scores, miscellaneous training, flying times into your letter (if thats all you're sending). For resumes, again, attention to detail. Action/Impact/Result format works well. Dont mix tenses. Make it clean and organized. Objective/Career Experience/Education/Security clearance/flight experience/skills/awards/etc. I've seen so many people just take the sample cover letter that units post and slightly modify it... give me a break. From a majority of what I've seen.. if it was for a corporate job, I wouldn't hire them. Disorganized, no attention to detail, looks lazy. You're applying for the best job in the world, make it look like it.
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