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Bender last won the day on September 1 2014

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. "Barking" isn't a leadership style...it's the sound a dog makes. It's just being a douche. ~Bendy
  6. One shouldn't "bark" at military personnel either. Save that for the dogs... ~Bendy
  7. 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
  8. You might be the new Bender. Bendy
  9. Bender

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The Mission Support Group Commander? ~Bendy
  10. Apparently. Made him mad too I guess. I don't have a twitter otherwise I would (probably not, definitely not). It was a joke; I don't apologize for jokes. Bendy
  11. Bender

    AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    LOL Success needs to be redefined. Let's all agree and make it clear to anyone joining the United States Air Force that finishing your commitment, with a Delta follow on assignment is 100% success. If you choose success to be different, that is fvcking fantastic. If you define success as the former, thanks a million and move the fvck on. Talk about having too many generals, when everyone needs to work to be a general. This whole country needs some major fvcking house cleaning. The sooner, the better. Makes me want to get a twitter account, Bendy
  12. Dude, you're so old...you were old when I joined this board as a stupid student and I'm already old. It's like me talking about the model T when the kid is trying to tell me how cool his Tesla is. If you were subjecting yourself to this monster out cluster of a fvck right now, you'd shoot exactly as many people in the head as you had bullets...minus one. As for the PRF... if the strats had gone down the side in lieu of the worthless "stellar pilot" openers, there would be another entire line to talk about your career. Not saying it's right, or that there is more (as using the UCI shit on there at all would make me think there isn't. (No offense) There should be an entire thread on this forum with successful PRFs. Bendy
  13. Bender

    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    41 words, oh shIt I'm out. Ain't no one have that kinda time. *Too Long, Didn't Read* ~Bendy