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  1. I just wrapped up a TDY enroute for a TX-2 course and have proceeded on to my next duty station. I left my family behind at my previous duty station and am leaving soon to do the HHG shipment and move them on to our new home. Does anyone know if there is any way for me to pick them up without using a crap ton of personal leave? The permissive TDY regulations don't seem to cover this scenario. I did not use house hunting leave but we've signed for a house already so technically that's a no go. Is there a way to cut a no-cost TDY order for me to return for an "appointment" at my old duty station? I have the leave days but I'd just prefer to not burn almost two weeks up on nothing but moving. Any advice is appreciated!
  2. As analogues to their real life counterparts I suppose one could argue that they do kneel; however, I've yet to see a scoring system that awards or takes away points for kneeling players though! Fantasy managers can bench or cut whoever they want to for whatever reason they want to but I, for one, will use every advantage I can to win.
  3. We're up to six solid commitments and one maybe so there are at least three spots left to sign up for the second annual Baseops fantasy league. The draft will happen sometime during Labor Day weekend so the window is closing fast! Cost to play will be between $25-50 (decided upon league vote). Drop a reply or direct message me if you're interested.
  4. So far I've got five solid commitments for the 2nd annual Baseops fantasy football league. We'll do the draft in early September but claim a spot now while you can! With most of the big college leagues not playing, there'll be plenty of time every weekend to get in on some NFL fantasy action with your bros. Shoot me a DM or just reply here and I'll give you the league info.
  5. Awesome! Look forward to having you back, you fielded a tough team last year. The league has been reactivated so check the app for updates. The in-app chat works if you have any questions.
  6. NFL kickoff is in 25 days! I organized a Baseops fantasy football league last year and I, at least, had a blast playing. With that being said, I'm looking to start the league back up for this year and could use a few new managers to join. We currently have 3 of 10 spots filled (the league can be expanded to 12 if we receive enough interest). Buy in would be in the $25-50 range. We play using the Sleeper app and I'm aiming for an online draft sometime between 30 Aug and 3 Sep. I'd be glad to share scoring and additional league details if anyone is interested for more information. This should be an interesting season to say the least but if you're looking for a bit of a distraction during these COVID restricted days, throw your hat in the ring and join up!
  7. Jon, Is there any chance you and the Trident team will be able to service loans in Nevada soon (within the next month or so)?
  8. I tried digging through the thread but couldn't find an answer that was clear to me. Has anyone done a TDY enroute to PCS during which you left your family at your losing CONUS station during the TDY, completed the TDY and signed in to the new unit (maybe being a geo-bachelor for a bit), and then moved the family to the gaining CONUS location? With the COVID shenanigans going on, I'd like to leave my family at my current location while I go to training (they like it here, better support network for the frau) and I'll come back and get them when it's over (hopefully during the winter break so it's an easier transition for the kiddos). If anyone has pulled a plan like that off, what are some of the gotchas that I should be looking out for?
  9. If your goal is to impact military operations as a civilian, I’d recommend checking out the intel field. It’s a pretty diverse field and you and you can definitely find a niche where you can geek out over (adversary) aircraft. You can also shape and influence collections, operations and decision makers at a very high level given time. If being close to flying without actually flying is your goal you could always look into becoming an airline dispatcher. You’ll deal with flight planning, scheduling, and a whole host of other flight issues assisting flight crews get from point A to point B. However, I don’t believe there is a military version of flight dispatch if serving with the military is your thing.
  10. This x1000. When my PRF went up for the O-4 board my SR at the time tracked me down (I had since PCS’d and did a feedback session with me over the phone. He was an O-7 and even then promotion to O-4 was pretty much a given but he took the time to go over the PRF, explain his rating, and ask about my concerns. I had no idea that this was going to be the exception and not the norm. Ever since, for all my O-5 PRFs I got the PRF back from the SR in an envelope with a canned MFR and a “If you have any questions let me know within (usually 48 hours) or else we’re sending it to AFPC.” Ultimately it’s on me. I should have had the courage to call them out on this type of BS but I never did. Maybe someone can learn from this and understand that you can never assume leadership 2-3 levels up from you knows who you are and has your interests at heart. Also know if you’re APZ, you’ll probably never break out of the bottom of your org’s strat pile, no matter what mountains you move. I hate sounding so bitter, on the bright side I’m still getting paid in these crazy times, haven’t caught Kung Flu (yet) and already have my next assignment in hand (1st choice on the ADP and back to flying the line). One of the benefits of being passed over is the man doesn’t really care where you go so you’re essentially a free agent!
  11. That's the second SR that's done this, with their policy being "I won't send a filled in PRF for any 2+ APZ." For those smarter than me, is that a policy thing or an unwritten rule somewhere? Is it really too much to ask for a board to spend all of three minutes reviewing my package (STS)? I understand the calculus about odds and all that but it feels like a slap to the face when an organization believes you’re not worth two lines and three minutes, no matter your contribution. Thanks for letting me vent. These are crazy times and there are more important things but this time of year usually gets me riled up for a couple of weeks until I accept my standing in this place again. Stay safe out there
  12. Any other 2+ APZ types here get blank PRFs back from their SRs (despite it being only two lines) or am I just that good? I get that the odds probably didn’t change significantly for APZ because we haven’t moved to the five year window yet but just curious if other SRs didn’t think it worth their time to bother with even a two liner for their previously passed over guys as well.
  13. Just found out I’m heading to Holloman later this year for TX. Anyone there with the latest intel on what to expect? My RIP says training should be about 93 days but I’ve heard RUMINT there may be significant delays. If so, what kind of timeline should I realistically be looking at? Additionally, what’s the lodging situation these days? Have they updated the on base rooms in the last 8 years or should I look forward to the same tired old rooms I faced there in 2012? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  14. I’ve got ten commitments so far and the invites have been sent. Once everyone signs up I’ll post the draft details. For anyone else still interested in playing, please stand by for now in case I have a fall out, if that happens I’ll post back here and take new managers on a first come first serve basis. Thanks for all who have responded and I’m looking forward to a competitive season!
  15. That’s one reason I’ve always like drafting late, you never know what craziness happens during the preseason. On a side note that’s a crazy decision to walk away from that kind of money though I’m sure broadcasters will be falling over themselves to get him in a booth (if that’s the direction he decides to go).
  16. Been a couple of weeks fellas but I’ve been working the rounds at the local offices trying to drum up additional interest and I have six total commits so far. Still looking for 2-4 more players to kick it off officially as the NFL kickoff is fast approaching and I would like to do the draft during or just after Labor Day weekend. As a reminder for anyone interested in joining, we’ll be a 1/2 point per reception and 1/2 point per first down league played on the Sleeper app. Buy in is $25 paid via League Safe. Hit me up with any questions!
  17. Thanks for the thoughts gents. As a passed over guy I get no strats or decent pushes anymore despite assurances of a job well done from leadership. I just have to tell myself it’s a vicious cycle of crapping on the passed over guy because it’s easy and “I had my chance” than a true measure of my performance within the organization. Still, it sucks to be down in this hole trying to climb out while the USAF keeps shoveling more dirt in on top, no wonder the APZ rates are so low.
  18. Awesome! Five down and at least three to go. Ideally I’d like 10 of us to play but an 8 man league could probably see some monster weekly scores since teams would consist of a bunch of super stars. We’ll have a good time either way.
  19. Anyone here refuse to sign their OPR because they disagreed with the strat (or lack of one) and job push recommendations? If so, how’d that work out for you? Asking for a friend....
  20. Just wanted to update that I have a 4th player for the league. We only need 4 more to join in now to officially kick this off. If the number of views on this thread are any indication there has to be some interest out there for this so come on and join already you bunch of lurkers! There’s still plenty of time before the regular season kicks off as I plan to do the draft after the last pre-season game is played.
  21. Agreed, money league it is then.
  22. Great! Three down and five more to go. If we end up playing for money the prizes will be handled via League Safe. If you haven’t messed around with them before they’re widely trusted for fantasy payouts and an easy sign up. On a separate note we can make this a free league and play for pride if that generates more interest. I personally like having even a little money on the line as it keeps everyone interested and competitive throughout the season.
  23. Awesome! Two down and at least six more to go. After some consideration, I’m thinking of making it 1/2 point per reception and 1/2 point per first down, I think this would make it model more of a “real” football game while keeping the scoring interesting. Once I get enough interest to form the league I’ll DM the links to sign up. I figure this thread is also a good place to talk trash and call out the weekly scores. Looking forward to potentially more interest and an exciting season!
  24. Any of you heroes interested in starting a Baseops fantasy football league this year? I can handle the details as commish but would need at least 8-12 players to make it work. I’m thinking $25 buy in (flexible on that if we get a consensus) played via the Sleeper app. If interested reply here and I can DM the details.
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