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About bronxbomber252

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  1. I like them both a lot as well. I am fairly moderate politically with views from both sides depending on the topic. They both have a lot I like and a lot I dislike policy wise, but fully agree that they seem to actually care. I would vote for either of them in a heartbeat over the overwhelming majority of politicians from either side.
  2. $$$$ massif and dri-fire make fire retardant moisture wicking shirts that I like. The dri-fire are softer and lighter but the massif are more durable. $ on Amazon, Soffe makes some nice cotton ones
  3. While there isn’t actually any black in the actual pattern (there is some dark brown though). I do think it looks good!
  4. Love the brown boots, but the tan shirt should have remained optional tan or brown and just stop selling/issueing the tan ones and let the transistipn occur gradually
  5. In the past few years the USAF HC-130J’s have been doing it as well. I refueled Harriers on the same track this incident occurred on when I was stationed at DM.
  6. To me it looks like it is the AR pod on the ground behind the plane. Additionally, the fuel pouring out indicates that the AR manifold was still pressurized. So wither they didn’t have time to get the transfer pumps shut off, or they were dumping fuel.
  7. SEF guy (not working this incident) and HC-130J guy here. I agree with this assessment. Left AR pod and #1 prop likey contacted the ground during the forced landing.
  8. We are looking in the Rio Rancho area and possibly considering west mesa. Lived in an apartment in the NE foothills for both times through FTU (HC-130P and J) nice but too expensive.
  9. PCSing to Kirtland AFB (Albuquerque NM) in September. Looking to buy, this will be a second VA (first one was about $140,000 and is now a rental property). That one was done by NBKC (later sold to wells fargo). I see that NBKC is still popular and that now Trident is as well. Looking in the $275,000-$325,000 range. Thoughts on the pros and cons of these two lenders?
  10. For HH-60 CSAR units there are 2 reserve (Patrick AFB and Davis-Monthan AFB), and 3 Guard ( Gabreski field Long Island NY, Moffett CA, and Elmendorf AK) Don’t know much about other guard/reserve rotary wing units but I imagine there are some UH-1 units out there.
  11. HC-130J CSO Very busy ops tempo. Mix of TDY and deployment. Most deployments are to bad places for 4 months. TDY’s are a mixed bag of Red Flag and good deals (I went to Thailand last year for example). We fly our own aircraft to the locations and usually have fun overnight stops en route. Flying is a mix of older school AFSOC style tac low level, helo, tilt-rotor, and navy/USMC fixed wing Air to Air Refueling, air drop, and CSAR skills. CSAR duties include searching for the survivors, coordinating pickup, etc... Mission is evolving and expanding with the new CSAR Coordinator role. Fun plane, all the C-130 goodness, none of the AMC BS. There is some bad. Rescue tends to be the redheaded step child and the HC can at times be rescues redheaded step child. There are only 3 locations DM (Tucson) and Moody (Valdosta, Georgia) for ops and Kirtland (Albuquerque) for the FTU. My wife and I love Tucson and Albuquerque, but would rather not get sent back to Moody. We are often on a short hook, my last deployment was with only 36hrs notice from the official “go” to wheels up. Deployed life involves a lot of sitting around and waiting for stuff to happen, we rarely get to execute our primary mission (CSAR) but it is the most rewarding mission imaginable when you do get to do it. We often rack up our combat time doing the logistics support side of CSAR such as relocating PJ’s and helo’s, running for supplies or parts for our forward operating locations that AMC takes to long to support, or doing SOF support missions (never enough MC-130’s around). Let me know if you have any specific questions.
  12. D-M: No travel for non essential activities. Essential activities include: -buying necessities such as groceries (can go to commissary or normal grocery store), household supplies, etc... -medical appointments -government appointments such as court and such -outdoor exercise to include running, hiking, biking, etc... (cannot drive more than 1hr to go do these things) -etc Relaxed grooming standards for hair length and bulk (must still shave, police side burns, etc...( Masks required at commissary Work from home to max extent possible. Still go in to mission plan and fly (reduced flying schedule), or to do things that can only be done at the squadron. Must wear mask if unable to maintain 6ft separation from co workers. I’m probably missing a little but this gives the jist.
  13. Only works TDY. Down range the ball caps are approved. Other ideas, if you have combat shirts, wearing them stateside without body armor is another good way to get chiefed.
  14. Roughly $200 raise for an O3 at Davis-Monthan. Can’t complain!
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