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    Were you guys there on toursist, official, or diplomatic passports? What sort of transportation did you have? Did they let you drive or were you bussed around?
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    F-22 Edwards Crash

    Word from the ACES guys is that based on the sequencing, Capt Udell was likely close to subsonic when he actually left the Jet. The current Fastest Man Alive is "Lucky" Shultz. 636knots in a block 50 from Shaw in full AB pointed straight down. Also badly beaten up and all-around awesome guy.
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    Need some help from those knowledgeable on TMO

    Take LOTs of pictures and get the TMO inspector out there and involved. And don't be afraid to tell the movers to stop if they're about to f#ck something up.
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    Traditions when leaving a squadron

    3rd ... upside down nametag is bad karma if you're still alive. <edited to be more clearer>
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    F-16 VS F-15

    Mostly basement dwellers that live with their parents ... much like the Moo-stank
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    Bob Ross 24/7

    Check out BobRoss.com ... T-Shirts are on sale and they ship to APO addresses.
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    F-16 VS F-15

    wrong. Bigger surface means more force, sure ... sometimes. Also means more drag, usually more weight. so if F=ma (remember high school physics), and you increase BOTH the force (your big ass surfaces) and the Mass (F-16 vs. F-15, etc.), what happens to the acceleration? Can't tell can you? And that's just basic static high-school level math. Aerodynamics, learn some. You're doing a fine job of that all by yourself
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    F-16 VS F-15

    Aerodynamics ... Learn some
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    Magic Jack

    Yeah, you can download skype at home and place it on a thumb drive. Search on the inner-toobs and find the command line stuff that lets it run from the thumb drive without installing anything on the computer (standalone mode) ... As long as you don't mind pluggin your thumb drive in, it works like a champ. Getting a microphone and/or camera installed can be tricky, though
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    Magic Jack

    Skype should work on a Mil NETWORK as long as you have the admin rights to install it on a Mil Computer. Skype uses the same ports and data paths as the World-Wide-Web ... so in order to shut it down they'd have to shut down the infro-net as well. I got it to work on the Randolph network, YMMV
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    The "Bird splitter"

    Already pretty well addressed above, but to be clear it's the shape of the face of the inlet that causes the shock waves that yields subsonic flow, NOT the "bird splitter"
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    The "Bird splitter"

    It's just a structural member (STS), the front wheel sits under there. It doesn't serve any anti-icing purpose for the engine, but since it sits in a very-low pressure area it is itself subject to ice accumulation and has a heater. Next question...
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    Non-Availibility lodging/letter

    That SPECIFIC scenario is PROHIBITED in the JFTR in no uncertain language. Take it up with the services commander, then the IG, then whatever finance office pays your voucher. Don't let a shoe or overzealous lodging manager screw you (even though they may just be following "policy"). Fight it until the policy gets fixed, or they change the JFTR. This shit is getting out of hand!
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    Nellis/Vegas info

    I'll second Sapphires. Cheap (relatively) drinks and free for military. Not full nude (because they serve alcohol), but still quite nice.
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    Nellis/Vegas info

    Do some pre-drinking at Ellis Island (behind Balleys, off the strip). They brew their own and it's dirt cheap decent beer. Don't gamble there.
  16. Partial answer, but last I moved the temp storage reimbursment was 95% of what it would COST THE GOV'T to store said weight (not your actual cost). That was a change from actual costs (2 moves ago). It made a huge difference in the actual amount of cash paid to temp store 6000 pounds of boat and trailer. Again ... everything you need to know is in the JFTR ... worth the read!
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    Blues on Monday

    FALSE. There is NO anonymity on the inter-toobs She may not be able to track things down hereself, but if she can convince someone it's a threat you are F#CKED. Go ask a cop or OSI bubba how hard it is (STS) to find out who Jackass@gmail.com really is ... either through legal channels or 'unofficially' Sack-up and talk to her like a real officer/man/human being/etc.
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    SOS/ACSC information

    Pile on ... I also did the ACSC/Masters thing. (1) - The books. Many are available electronically in a DRM'd PDF format for 10-50% of the price of a physical book. Also the electronic format is searchable (see #2). (2) - The Papers, don't fear them. Some people get excited about writing that much. 95% of the reading material provided is given in PDF format. When you write a paper, it is very easy to search terms and ideas in the PDF and find the facts to fit your ideas (as opposed to shaping your ideas to fit the facts). Vista allows you to search the contents of each file within a folder simultaneously ... which speeds things up a lot and adds a lot of depth if you have all the material saved locally. Perhaps a bit "intellectually Lazy" ... but remember the goal. (3) - You can start doubling up classes after your first 3 are complete (not including the orientation). I doubled up a lot and finished in a little over a year. The "counselors" are getting a lot better at recommending which classes "fit" well (syllabus, assignment, and content-wise) together for doubling up. If you have any questions ... feel free to PM, etc.
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    Blues on Monday

    That's a good one to keep in your bag of tricks for those soon to be an LPA....
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    Squadron Entertainment

    If you make a large order from the local Hooters you can usually arrange to have a few of the girls deliver the order. They usually hang around for a while ... and they aren't strippers they're delivery girls. USUALLY works out well ... occasionally you'll get a B team (or worse) strap-hanger that then stalks the squadron.
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    Luke AFB pad needed

    Based on the real estate market here, you should have NO problem getting an awesome pad cheap. Probably 25-30% of ALL houses in this area are vacant. If you see something you like, ask to rent it even if its just a "for sale" sign posted. Anyone trying to sell will probably rent since nothing is moving. PM for a phone number or email address if you want to talk neighborhoods or real estate agents.
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    Living in Egypt

    Looks like I may be living in Egypt for a bit. Anyone been there (TDY or otherwise)? Any tips/pointers/insults/vicious personal attacks?
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    Wisdom Teeth?

    Avoid the Dental Hobby Shop on base for anything more significant than a cleaning! Even if it costs you cash out of pocket.
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    Ever bust a checkride?

    I have certainly enjoyed my efforts to get to fully understand the "safety box" ... it's the unsafe boxes that worry me.
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    Viper (F-16) Q&A

    Luke is too big to have a single OSS (it would be a huge squadron). So the OSS does airfield, weather, flight records, etc. and the TRS does the academic stuff. In general the TRS employs IPs that are attached to a B-course squadron (just like an OSS would employ a pilot attached to a squadron in a regular fighter wing) As far as being a cool squadron to be a part of ... you'd still rather be a regular line IP and just fly and deal with squadron stuff.