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    The new airline thread

    Boredom is a legitimate concern.
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    The new airline thread

    I had 2 1/2 weeks off into a trip starting tomorrow. I’ll work sun-wed the rest of the month. I’ll gross around 10k. Delta, year 2
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    “Red is the new Green”

    You don’t have to decontaminate equipment if it never leaves the Cbrne area ....
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    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    Is it still a different Adsc to transfer to spouse vice kids? or put another way, if you transfer some to a spouse at the 15 year point, and have a kid at the 17 year point, can you transfer to a kid? does any transfer open the doors to redistribute? Or are there different levels of transfer?
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    If you are close* to an AD retirement, it is entirely worth it. The savings on family health insurance over the course of an airline career are absurd. And the cash for life makes year one pay palatable. *-within 3 years or so....depending on how bad you’ve got it.
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    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Vote with your feet!
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    My current assignment gives me 2 1/2 weeks contiguous off this month, and I’m only working Sunday-Wednesday the rest of the month. Did I mention it’s like that every month? 2nd year pay on the maddog, grossing $10k-$12k a month. Getting tired of fishing... vote with your feet!
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    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    It may be worthwhile to call your CC and: A-make sure you haven’t officially been notified. If the clock is running you need to act. If you haven’t been officially notified you have time. B-drop the “hint,” in no uncertain terms, that you plan to 3-day opt if you are officially notified. C-profit?
  9. It’s like explaining physics to a monkey ... doesn’t matter how much effort you put in, they’ll watch and listen intently .... then go right back to flinging shit at you.
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    The Next President is...

    My drivers license expires when I’m 65. You can get non-DL state ID that never expires. It’s not rocket surgery.
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    Non-Availibility lodging/letter

    Repeat it again.... if you are paying for it, it isn’t contract lodging.
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    Non-Availibility lodging/letter

    Is Anderson paying the bill or is it going on your credit card? if it’s on your card, submit the receipt after the fact to SPG for credit.
  13. And if you want to start sipping Cocktails on the beach at 55, all the majors have pretty strong disability insurance.
  14. Gross or take home? I’m close to $200k in year 2 at delta, gross before taxes, when you include profit sharing, 401k company contribution, and per diem.
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    What's your favorite mission?

    Island turns, when I get fed and then get to go home.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Did you win?
  17. Don’t discount the fact that most of the majors have pretty good disability insurance..... should you get a debilitating case of vertigo around age 55 or so ....
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    The Next President is...

    Yes. Appropriate and to the letter of protocol.
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    What is right with the Air Force

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    Heavy guys instructing T-38s

    Certainly no one will die because of this glorious decision
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    We’re doomed

    What the fuck
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    Latest Movies

    Upgrade was surprisingly good.
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    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    Glad to hear you can predict the future. Document it all. Send it all to the va. You have no idea what minor issue now may be the bane of your existence in 20 years. I used to have similar thoughts about folks “milking” the va. But the way the va operates is so completely foreign to military folks (and military docs) that I think the best way is to throw as much (legitimate) poo at the wall as possible and see what sticks. Sleep apnea? No idea. Get a sleep study and find out. GERD? if you have recurrent heartburn that’s worth 10-20%. Knee issues to the point you have a hard time going up stairs? Not service related. One time plantar fasciitis that has completely healed, 10%. Broken digits that don’t work right anymore with reems of X-rays and pt, not service connected. It completely seems like there is zero rhyme or reason to the answers the va gives....until you start to peel back the onion a bit and wrap your head around a completely foreign way of doing business. It helps to have good help. But until it all starts making sense, throw as much (legitimate) stuff at the va as possible.