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  1. AFPAK Hands- Opportunity Beckons

    GFY. Thanks for your service.
  2. Shaw. That place is terrible. I'd take Creech any day over that place. Never been to Cannon so can't say if it's better than that. If the Air Force was concerned about QOL they could have picked from dozens of other bases. This sounds like some SC congressman lobbying for their area.
  3. New BAH rates are out.

    Up $140 in CHS. I'll take it.
  4. VA Loans

    Unfortunately you're incorrect with regards to sending an appraiser out prior to 95%. It can be done with a little more effort on the bank/builders part (a few more docs and a revisit verifying completion by the appraiser). Furthermore the appraisal wasn't even ordered until the schedule completion date and VA appraiser times are 7 business days. Your agent should have at least ordered the appraisal the week prior. Thanks but i've already talked to one of your senior managers who did not do much to help. Water under the bridge at this point.
  5. It's code 1. Just stating a point.
  6. Chang is nothing but a troll. I'd trust a wet fart over the words he spews as truth.
  7. New BAH rates are out.

    Just like the flat rate perdiem that was enacted a couple years ago, this is nothing but an erosion to military member compensation. I'd estimate that for each year of savings they could probably build 69% of a F-35.
  8. New BAH rates are out.

    That's how it reads. So you will no longer get compensated for utilities as what the current BAH is suppose to provide. My retirement date can't come soon enough.
  9. New BAH rates are out.

    Senate version passed earlier today with BAH reduction included. I'd advise to call your representatives and start voicing your opinion. There will be no grandfathering in this program. Any PCS after 1 Jan 18 and you'll have to work with the new system.
  10. VA Loans

    Would not recommend NBKC. Worst experience I've had dealing with a bank. Closing was delayed over 7 day due to the bank not properly scheduling a VA inspection in a timely manner. We had 40+ days to close from entering into contract for a new home build and was guaranteed the close date would be met. $200 penalty from the builder for every day after close we were late. Bank refused to provide additional lender credit to pay for their mistake. I was fortunate enough to work a loophole on the builders side (complained house was not complete) that I got them to drop the fee. Loan agent would avoid my calls/emails when trying to figure out what the status was with the inspection that we were waiting for. Loan manager was no help in trying to close quickly either. Assumed no responsibility for how badly this was handled. On the second established closing day I still had to wait until an hour prior to closing to get all the docs to the lawyer even though the inspection was complete 5 days prior. Even after the original close date the bank was asking for extra forms/letters from me, which should have been requested weeks prior. Buyer beware.
  11. Non-Availibility lodging/letter

    Correct, however if lodging is available on base then you will only receive the on base lodging rate. Also when the chow hall finally opens then you will only get proportional rate for meals. At least that's how I interpret it. Correct me if i'm wrong.
  12. Non-Availibility lodging/letter

    New reg is nothing but a money grab. I see no advantages to the member. Still can be required to stay on base and even if no chow hall you only get 75 or 55%. Off base is no better.
  13. Active shooter at Lackland

    I'm a proponent of allowing members carry on base, with caveats. You should be allowed to conceal carry as long as there's a vetting process similar to the civilian sector. Do a background check... no LOR, UIF Art 15? Check. No restraining orders? Check. Passing PT test? I keed, i keed.... Point being we trust SF to protect us with weapons, aircrew regularly carry concealed and overt depending on the situation. If i want to have a CWP off base and carry on base as well it shouldn't be an issue. We're held to a higher standard than regular John Q. Public so give us rights commensurate to our standing in society. Do I think this would have changed the situation that happened at Lackland today? Who knows, but there's one more opportunity to protect yourself that you didn't have before. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
  14. USAA

    USAA has been going down the shitter lately. They use to have the best rates for everything. Over the past few years I've been doing better looking elsewhere for loans, insurance rates and credit cards. Only thing beneficial now is their checking where they refund your atm fees.
  15. Gun Talk

    Just placed an order with Vortex and thier military discount is 40% off MSRP, well below what I can find in stores and online. Great people to work with and highly recommended. Saved a good amount for my viper pst, mount, quick throw lever and bubble level. They also have a pretty sweet referral program. You get a 5% credit from a referral's purchase. PM me if you're going to order from them. http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/military_le_program