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Bender last won the day on September 1 2014

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  1. Bender

    The Congressman is back yo

    Look at you guys tossing out things the United States congress could do if they showed up to work and worked together... Cute. Oh, and forget an increased bonus...probably in those "personnel funds" we plan on raising for the wall that Mexico is going to pay for. ~Bendy
  2. Bender

    OPRs for dummies

    That's funny...I always look at the stuff that tries to explain what you actually did. Hmmm...always looking at the parts that "don't matter" (blonde, thin, firm boobs, thigh gap, rich, etc.). I really need to learn how to live. ~Bendy
  3. Bender

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    What strings currently come with it? Bendy
  4. Yet, for some reason, you had started doing exactly that? Bendy
  5. They don't want you to know. Edit: seriously though, it's STRD + short tours; YG just happens to kinda jive with STRD, ish, a little.
  6. Bender

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Either way, a barrel dive out of a aileron roll is far from fair. Impressive, yes...fair, no. Bendy
  7. Bender

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The trick is to spend a few extra minutes after having a few drinks to ensure we use all of the words we intend to make our point. Leaving out words, in general, hurts our credibility. Trust me, I know about these things. ~Bendy
  8. Bender

    Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    PM Hacker; he found himself a doozey of an FEB...far more complicated than the seemingly straight forward one you describe. One which he navigated about as successfully as one could hope for. He would be a good source of info if he has time. It's funny how much you choose to learn about stuff like that when it happens to you. You're looking for mentorship here, not message board advice. ~Bendy
  9. "Barking" isn't a leadership style...it's the sound a dog makes. It's just being a douche. ~Bendy
  10. One shouldn't "bark" at military personnel either. Save that for the dogs... ~Bendy
  11. The idea of contractors working directly for you is a bit problematic at best. They don't ever work for you; they work for the company that was awarded their contract. They work to meet the requirement set forth in the relevant contract, you know...or not, depending on the particulars. ...and when they don't, it's is a hella ass pain to do much of anything about it. That said, my experiences with contractors has been almost completely positive (I consider myself lucky). Talking to/dealing with doesn't exactly correlate to "oversight". They have their own set of rules and the bad ones can be equally as frustrating as contractors (if not worse). It's good that you can talk to people and express yourself and stuff; it's definitely a good skill. You idea of queep contractors is being executed in a lot of places. It won't be so enjoyable, as the man starts looking to micro-manage the extra sorties that should be generated by their presence. Solving the quality of life issues everyone bitches about is not easy, at least not from where we're at. That said, people bitched about the same shit during the Cold War, and will still bitch about the same stuff 69 years from now when we finally let Kabul cave in. ~Bendy
  12. You might be the new Bender. Bendy
  13. Bender

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The Mission Support Group Commander? ~Bendy