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  1. No, they’re not an active duty unit. They’re a guard unit that runs the Eagle ftu.
  2. For the OP just realize if your rental agency rolls in utilities to your overall rent that finance will shit a brick, so keep that on the DL because it’s forbidden*. Recommend getting a vpn service and flashing it (sts) to your router. If you read that and went RCA dog nugget tilt then no sweat, so did I. Checkout express VPN (there are other services no doubt) for about $6/mo you can get a VPN from them that you can install on your phone, laptop and your router. The router option will give you a US IP address pumped out through your home WiFi, that way when you connect your smart TV your amazon prime/Netflix works like you’re in the US. It’s a shit show without a good vpn. Local internet company’s run around $60/mo for “high speed” (off base, or $100+ on base) internet plus $14 for a US vpn. Express vpn has super easy walk throughs that non-tech guys like myself can follow and their customer support has been great. Lastly, buy yourself a dehumidifier before you get here because it’s a must have. The ones at the bx are garbage and getting one shipped here can be a huge ass pain. Much easier to do research and buy stateside and ship with your HHG.
  3. Surge protector for the TV for sure. The apartments you were referring to are in the ¥200,000 to 280,000 range. O-3 gets you around ¥207,000/mo. plus you get several hundred for utilities that can go towards the difference. Agree with pilgrim, no need for a Japanese bank or the one on base for that matter. Look into the Amex platinum/Hilton cards if you don’t already have them. Some places take card some don’t. I always keep around 100 bucks worth of yen on me. You can find cheap cars in the lemon lot and off base but you’re going to have to pay cash so be ready to take out 3K plus out of the atm (the atms on base only allow $500/transaction so it takes a little while). Get smart on how road tax/JCI works here before you buy (your sponsor will know). Also, you’re going to need to pay around 5-7K to get into your apartment (at O-3 pay you’ll pay first months rent ~2K + ~2K security deposit + ~1K agent fee + some possible other move in fees) and that is all in cash (this from all my bros’ and my own experience) so know how to change you’re withdrawal limit in your card. The good news is everything is reimbursed by housing except the security deposit. Not all apartments allow American appliances (W/D, stove, fridge) so keep that in mind. Japanese appliances are most likely not what you want. The good news is you can get the American appliances from base for free. PM me with other questions.
  4. Oil Tankers Attacked
  5. Word is it has sharks with laser beams on 1 and 9. Or was it midgets with lasers?
  6. Yeah, I guess there's no way to improve the survivability of an airframe due to its RCS size..
  7. Didn't ask for briefed capes, only if those lamenting the article actual know what is on the table.
  8. Serious question: How many here commenting have been briefed on the capes? Just trying to separate the chaff..
  9. Agreed. I'm not saying I've seen people lose their assignments over a classmate that is married, but I have seen a non-fighter turn into a fighter for a married stud.
  10. Whether it is still in the AFI or not joint spouse consideration for UPT studs is near the top of the list when deciding assignments.
  11. It was a flt/cc (non-fighter guy) in the -38 squadron. Hence the sq/cc of the 87th getting fired.
  12. It was a flt/cc (non-fighter guy) in the -38 squadron. Hence the sq/cc of the 87th getting fired.
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