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Standby last won the day on December 24 2018

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  1. I used to think that. Seems like it is working well for Air Force pilot retention. If you want people to stay, treat them like (valued) people and make it about them when practical. Practical as of late should mean all the damn time.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If you play into that game it’s your fault.
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    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    My thought: $1.2B for 12 old airplanes...what a steal. If only we had purchased more Raptors when they were $140M a copy.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Good god...best piece of literature I’ve read this entire year. Finally some news I can rally around.
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    Join Spouse for UPT Studs

    Realistically, you both won’t get Raptors or F-35s. It’s easier if you both are stellar student pilots because the drop can be worked appropriately. Biggest piece of advice is to pick an airframe with lots of assignment potential and not limited on training slots. If you haven’t already done so, you both need to sit down and come up with three COAs: 1) you’re both great and have reasonable certainty for assignment preference 2) one of you is good and the other isn’t 3) you both suck. UPT is an environment where timing is everything but the squadron leadership has a much larger impact on assignments than naive 20-something-year-olds generally believe.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Priceless comment dude. Allow me to paraphrase...”you’re an idiot if you don’t read, but I’m too lazy to read the whole AIB.”
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    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    ^ Holy fuck dude, start attaching TLDRs to your posts. Not even sure what the point of that was, but it could just be the copious amounts of water and barley talking.
  8. Someone forgot to read the fine print. If only the editor knew how to spell canopy. “(Note: this image has been modified with the removal of the canopi to better explain the fact).”
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    Officer PJ before the CRO AFSC?

    Not trying to be a dick, but you probably won’t nor should you receive answers or validation to the above query.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Lots of speculation from people who have no idea as to what these guys actually got fired for. That being said...some of you guys, like pawnman, really ought to step off the soapbox. You’re coming in broken and stupid.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Went non-current on green dot and left CAC in computer before chasing down the guy who stole his phone.
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    VA response recommendations

    Whatever path you choose, steer well clear of VA Claims Insider.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Massif jackets are 428 at GSA pricing. I’ve already got 4 Massif jackets in my house...not trying to make the gubment buy me another. If I can wear an ABU print jacket with a flight suit, not sure why I couldn’t wear a multi cam print.
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    Car loans and interest rates

    How do you know what people can and can’t afford? You erroneously assume that people who finanace expensive items can’t pay cash for them. It might just be they have more financial discipline and elect to take a 0 or low interest rate loan to smartly invest elsewhere. I think the question was answered already. NFCU gives the best auto loan rates for new purchases. If you can wait until the year end clearance events, go for a a manufacturer 0% financing deal on an 18 model.
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    Car loans and interest rates

    Dude, it’s not about the ability to purchase with cash. This is about the decision to finance because it’s more financially sound to “make that money work for us” elsewhere. Live within your means...agree 100%. To say that people shouldn’t buy new cars or enjoy luxury items is asinine though...especially if they have the disposable income to do so. I assume you don’t have a watercraft or airplane and subsequently assume you never will. Have an extreme net worth doesn’t mean fvck all if you didn’t get to enjoy it along the way.