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  1. I'm in the 12-14 year block that got the double raise. Was $265 more after taxes this month.
  2. Line Up Cards

    Whatever you use, make sure there are 6 to 9 references to the low level entry time on there because that never requires last-minute changes.
  3. The Congressman is back yo

    $1000 at 12+ or 14+? The current bump starts at 14. They changing it to 12?
  4. The website says "late Spring" I'm expecting an update on June 20th to say "mid summer" followed by release of the Bonus on Sept 15th with a due date from applicants of Sept 30th.
  5. Running functions in Excel is nice for making numbers match a desired reality. By his description, that's what A-1 has been doing. Actually solving the problem would take talking to and listening to folks who are bonus-eligible and finding out what it would take to get them to stay. (Hint: it's gonna take more than money)
  6. New BAH rates are out.

    2017 BAH rates are available. http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm Most reliable indicator of local economic strength available. Based on how far ours dropped I'm glad we rented this time! Also glad for Grandfather rules. 1
  7. New BAH rates are out.

    2016 BAH rates are available. http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm May the odds be ever in your favor.
  8. https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/4534/p/8,9/c/656 Not posted yet.
  9. New BAH rates are out.

    2015. Get 'em while they're hot. http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm
  10. War on Ebola

    That doesn't happen. No virus we've ever studied has ever changed its mode of transmission.
  11. Your training report (or lack of) will give away your SOS in-residence status.
  12. Leaving Afghanistan

    It hasn't been since Vietnam that a General has been killed by the enemy... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Maude
  13. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but '05 folks aren't eligible for the RIF this time 'round, right? (I realize I'm quoting a 2-month old post..just making sure I'm not missing something)
  14. Asiana 777 Crash at SFO

    Not specific to the SFO 777… I don’t think a lack of hand-flying skills is entirely the problem. Rather, it’s a lack of SA on where a pilot should be on the automation to hand-flying spectrum. As a T-1 instructor, I was often the first IP to teach students how to use the autopilot system. At first, the system isn’t intuitive and almost without fail, they would end up fixating on getting the damn flight director to do what they wanted it to when hand-flying and looking outside would’ve been more appropriate. Later, when they could use it right, a simple misplaced button push or unexpected value spun in would again cause automation fixation. Often, they wouldn’t even realize they were so fixated. Hell, I can remember a few times I fixated on it in the C-17 and T-1. I doubt any pilot with an automation system has never unknowingly fixated on it. Sometimes automation is appropriate, sometimes hand-flying is appropriate. Knowing how to use each is relatively simple to learn; it’s knowing WHEN to use each that’s the hard part. That said, obviously a baseline knowledge of how to fly through the entire spectrum of automation/hand-flying is fundamental here, and sounds like it was a contributing factor to the specific 777 situation.