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17D_guy last won the day on May 8

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  1. 17D_guy

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Answer to this should be a banner on the front of the forum.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Chief, running for 100ft, breathless and not spilling a drop of coffee from his mug. "Sir, I see you're all about ready to board to do that mission. However I noticed one of the SrA linguists in the back was in a A2CU and the rest of the crew was in bags. You're going to have to get everyone standardized before you can take off. If you crash, and survive, what will the enemy think if you're not all in the same uniform." AC - Logic about how stupid that is. Chief - "Sir, I understand how long it'll take him to get back, get a uniform and then have MX adjust the flight times, and all that. If he hustles like a good Airman you won't even have to get a crew rest waiver. Ground forces will have to wait for your capabilities, because if you're not all in the same approved flight uniform it'll be a detriment execution and upholding standards." "After all, if we can't trust you to make sure everyone is in only one of the two approved flight uniforms what can we trust you with?" Chief notices the AC has left, and the hatch is being pulled closed.
  3. Marines doing the same, shocking...only $35K a year. https://www.usmclife.com/2018/07/marines-offering-pilots-210000-bonuses-to-stay-in-the-corps/
  4. 17D_guy

    Promotion and PRF Information

    We must seize the means of production and promotion!
  5. 17D_guy

    Elon Musk & Tesla EVs

    So, in your opinion he's a failure if not all items that he invests in produce tangible results?
  6. 17D_guy

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Hits keep coming. Got a call from outgoing Sq/CC today notifying me I'm going to get moved to a "great opportunity" to work on a "new mission system," and that the dude they told me for 3 months is just the Interim Dir of Ops is going to stay in place and be the actual DO. He's "got the skill set they need." I had initially asked 3 months ago if this was the case because I had a blue falcon feeling. Sq/CC told me then it was not, that I was the DO "until I heard from him otherwise." So I guess he's not a liar. Asked if I had any concerns. I told him I'd vectored my Command DT input as me already being in a DO position since that's what the 1-star who got me the job advised me to put. Along with my OPR saying DO selection "spot on" (or whatever) and now if I'm not going to be a DO how's that going to impact my career? Since I'll now not get the DO stamp on time, when I was identified as a early year-group candidate...what's the impact? He was quiet and said he'd have to talk to everyone who made the decision about it. Since they didn't think about that before. I hit 20 yrs in Feb 19, ADSC up Nov 19.
  7. 17D_guy

    Elon Musk & Tesla EVs

    But it didn't result in something useful right now so it's a total failure!
  8. 17D_guy

    The Next President is...

    Oh wow, they're the same exact thing? Who knew? It's almost like there's departments over agencies that can make decisions in line with or contrary to the agencies recommendations. Why does that seem so familiar?
  9. 17D_guy

    The Next President is...

    My reading of the articles was this was a DOJ decision.
  10. 17D_guy

    What is right with the Air Force

    I don't mind the CC spots, and even 1Sgt spots--doubly so in front of the buildings they work out. It's the rest of the spots (5 GO , 3 Col , 3 CMSgt, 3 GS-XX) that were in front of the commissary, BX, gym that annoy the crap outta me.
  11. 17D_guy

    What is right with the Air Force

    I've been spending some time at Hurlburt AFB. I haven't noticed one reserved spot for leadership at BX/Commissary/other only pregnant, purple heart and gold star. I think there's was a Lt and E4 and below spot. I'd like to say it didn't make me feel any different, it's just a parking spot...but it did. Especially coming from San Antonio area w/ there myraids of reserved parking (GS-15? GTFOH) and Offutt (which I still love) and the GO/Col/GS-15/CMSgt parking.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I've pinged my leadership every time something got changed. All of them welcomed it and I got insight into the writing process. This included going to the Group/CC when he changed stuff and resulted in me getting an amazing job opportunity. Fight for what you want.
  13. 17D_guy

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Only an LOC and grade determination for a years long unprofessional relationship with zero remorse? That is insanity.
  14. 17D_guy

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Read the whole thing...what the actual fuck?
  15. 17D_guy

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    You know...he could have, and could be using it as a "fall on sword" kind of moment point out how ridiculous this whole situation has become. That would be cool.