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Warrior last won the day on July 26 2016

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  1. Warrior

    Space Force

    Concur with your points about authorities and figuring out how to do it. My concern about separating space goes to your second point about WOs. We have a difficult enough time integrating blue capes across domains. How does separating space enable us to integrate more effectively? I’m confused about your cyber WO comment. There already are Cyber WOs. http:// https://www.nellis.af.mil/News/Article/1377840/328th-wps-cyber-course-revs-up-weapons-officer-development/
  2. I tried T-mobile. Lasted less than a month. Their coverage sucks. Completely inop on base it Little Rock and not good in other places.
  3. Warrior

    Anyone missing a C-130 prop?

    I wonder if it’ll fit on my truck? Bar art here we come!
  4. Warrior

    “Red is the new Green”

    There’s the rub isn’t it? Leadership at the top has spoken and doing more with less means everyone is running for the door to Delta.
  5. Easy to answer after you tell us -how old you are -how long you’ll live -how long your spouse will live -.mil retirement details (O-5? Years of service?) -annual expenses in retirement -expected growth rate on investments -assumed inflation rate -any large expenses other than what you mentioned (cars/vacation/new house) -desire to leave money to your kids By annual net income do you mean passive from your investments? Or what income will your hobbies generate?
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    Fly-Only Track in AMC

    Shack. Our civilian "continuity" on the staff eventually becomes malignant.
  7. Warrior

    New AMC Commander?

    So is this a good thing? Anyone care to start rumors on what direction she'll take AMC?
  8. Warrior

    “Red is the new Green”

    That is the kind of perception bred throughout the MAF (actually, most of the AF) by doing COIN in a (mostly) permissive environment for all of our careers. Trump and Mattis have made it abundantly clear that we better be getting ready for Russian/China/North Korea. We can have a conversation about what that means - like whether the current infatuation with AERPS gear is appropriate or not. But IADS is a thing that the MAF is going to have to contend with in lots of ways, not just the SA-69 MRIR. If you guys haven't read the NDS you should. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf Here's an excerpt from the NSS. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf The United States must retain overmatch— the combination of capabilities in sufficient scale to prevent enemy success and to ensure that America’s sons and daughters will never be in a fair fight. Overmatch strengthens our diplomacy and permits us to shape the international environment to protect our interests. To retain military overmatch the United States must restore our ability to produce innovative capabilities, restore the readiness of our forces for major war, and grow the size of the force so that it is capable of operating at sufficient scale and for ample duration to win across a range of scenarios. We must convince adversaries that we can and will defeat them—not just punish them if they attack the United States. We must ensure the ability to deter potential enemies by denial, convincing them that they cannot accomplish objectives through the use of force or other forms of aggression. We need our allies to do the same—to modernize, acquire necessary capabilities, improve readiness, expand the size of their forces, and affirm the political will to win.
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    “Red is the new Green”

    You tanker guys sound like you have battered wife syndrome. There’s more to tactics than defensive systems, but there’s also plenty of room for improvement in the areas you mention.
  10. Warrior

    Gun Talk

    Yes. I like the Creedmore. I bought a LaRue Ultimate Upper kit in 6.5 CM. http:// https://www.larue.com/products/larue-ultimate-7-62-260-6-5cm-upper-kit/ I also built an Alexandria pro fab AR-10 in .308 Comparing those two manufacturers isn’t exactly fair, but my advice: Get both.
  11. Warrior

    “Red is the new Green”

    Know how I know you weren’t at MAF WEPTAC last year?
  12. Warrior

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    I’ll look it up tomorrow at work, but does anyone know how far out you can (or must) apply for separation? Is it 6 months?
  13. Warrior

    “Red is the new Green”

    Has anyone seen the v1? I’ve heard rumors about what you’re referring to but haven’t seen any data.
  14. Warrior

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    From your article: “The new handbook replaces the 2009 Air Force Instruction of the same name.” I’m actually a little surprised this hasn’t been brought up yet. In the push to reduce AFIs we are renaming them. AFI11-2MDSv1/2/3? Gone. Soon to be AFMANs. I can’t believe how much time we’re going to spend implementing this “improvement” that accomplishes what exactly?
  15. I’m interested to see your math. I don’t disagree with the sentiment (and more money would definitely affect my decision if the price were right) but how many of the pilots here talking about money know what NPV is? When I ran the numbers, the NPV of staying AD until 20 vs jumping to the Airlines at the first opportunity was close. The assumptions you make matter a lot (upgrade times, furloughs, health care costs, equipment, in base or not, etc). The numbers were well within the error margin of those assumptions. That check of the month club is worth a little over $1M in today’s dollars-again, dependent on what discount rate you assume. My own opinion is QOL matters far more than the money. Everyone makes the decision for their own reasons. And everyone has a price. We’re really all just flying whores when you get down to it.