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Darth last won the day on November 7 2012

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  1. This might help - assuming you already have a PPL. Use this link and you can get some info to add an instrument rating to your certificate. I believe you will need a class 3 physical on your own dime - I always had to go a civilian flight doctor. I had heard of, but never saw, a USAF flight surgeon who could sign off a class 3 and the FAA at the time would not take the annual physical as a qualifier. See previous replies so maybe its different now. Your USAF landings count for the 90 day currency as do your USAF instrument requirements for instrument currencies. And find an FBO with decent planes with on line scheduling. The FBO might require a checkout and a biannual rather than accepting USAF FM-8 checks. https://www.transportation.gov/careers/veterans/pilots And bring money. Lots of it. Even more if you buy a plane. YMMV.
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    The Next President is...

    What is this? Nothing about pulling out of Syria? A slow day on BO forums....
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/10/05/leadership-of-fear-fired-wing-commander-berated-ridiculed-terrified-staff-investigation-finds/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb 05.10.18&utm_term=Editorial - Early Bird Brief
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    Grumpy MC Driver

    Do you smell toast???
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    The Next President is...

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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Hmmm... I always wondered.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Welcome to any large corporate entity....
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    Latest Movies

    Russian fake accounts and hacking.
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    F-22 Pilot's comments after flying the F-4

    Took a little skill to add min AB while on the boom rather than dropping off selecting min AB then getting back on the boom (F-4G w/ 3 tanks, 2 harms, 2 AIM-7Es, ECM pod, full fuel = about 63k lbs)
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Back to our regularly scheduled programming: http://nypost.com/2017/10/10/air-force-fitness-model-just-wants-to-serve-her-country/
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    And so it begins... http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/10/daniel-zimmerman/diane-feinstein-introduces-bill-to-ban-bump-fire-stocks/ "Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a longtime advocate of stricter gun control measures, introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the sale and possession of bump-stock equipment and other devices that essentially turn a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic one."
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    I am not advocating that we change the 2A, my point that while as written it is not negotiable (unless the SCOTUS rules otherwise in the interest of public safety or some such...such as random stops for DUI checks) only that the Constitution and the amendments are amendable.
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    While not negotiable, it is changeable. "For an amendment to be proposed or repealed, it requires two/thirds of both federal legislative bodies — House and Senate — to vote in the affirmative (two/thirds in the House, two/thirds in the Senate). It also requires two/thirds of the state legislatures of the 50 states to vote in the affirmative. The move to propose or repeal can begin with the American people, with a majority of the populations in two thirds of the 50 states voting for the amendment or its repeal. However, even if the people do this, the push to propose or repeal still has to garner two/thirds House, two/thirds Senate, and two/thirds of all 50 state legislatures."
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    The Next President is...

    Did you know his staff finally took away his twitter account so he would stop arguing with/bashing individuals via that social media? I had sub-threshold noticed the lack of tweets but did not connect it. Here's to hoping as president, he develops a filter between his random thoughts and what comes out of his mouth. And I am curious to see how things go and if the GOP can hold the house and senate in 2 years. Obama's policies and Clinton's thuggery contributed to the Repubs controlling both. It is Trump's to screw up. I am sincerely glad this election is over. Hope it gets better from here.
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    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    Tricare Prime, no major health issues with a minor shoulder surgery for a bone spur Oct 2015 (Subacromial Decompression - which was a well spent $25 copay.) I use the base pharmacy for prescriptions so they are free. I have found it to be a good deal overall. I guess this comment is the the military base clinic will not take retirees so I had to find an off-base PCM which has worked out fine.