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  1. Jackson administered me the Comissioning oath when I graduated ROTC back in 1995. Been trying to find the photos of it for the last day or two, but no luck. He, along with fellow AF MoH awardee Leo Thorsness, were somewhat frequent guests at my ROTC unit at the U of Washington as they both lived in the area. An unbelievable honor to listen and learn from those two over the years. Blue skies and tailwinds to a true hero.
  2. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yes, and when your entire thesis is based on a logical fallacy (either false dichotomy or begging the question, take your pick) it creates major doubts about the actual credibility of whatever points are made within it.
  3. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I'm a frequent critic of AF leadership being so self-indoctriated that they're thoroughly unable to even recognize that there is a problem, much less have the capability to solve that problem. Given those circumstances it makes sense that the source for both might come from the outside, who is able to see things how they are rather than how they want things to be. However, that outside view doesn't necessarily automatically convey some kind of clarity, as evidenced in the very first paragraph: Uh, says who? Okay, I'm sure Jerry doesn't have any institutional biases of his own with that pedigree.
  4. Meant as a joke, not as a criticism.
  5. So, you're complaining about a culture of risk aversion, while explaining that you're risk averse about your career?
  6. Love it. Maybe when I get as much experience in the Air Force as you fellas, I'll think differently.
  7. Well, it is called "the service". It isn't about you, me, or any of us.
  8. Hacker

    Happy 2019! May your exit dreams come true!

    (hence why I said, "based off APC numbers (so typical caveats apply)" Their numbers for FedEx are wrong, too, but they're ballpark close enough to see relative sizes of the pilot groups, as well as the significance of the retirement numbers compared to those ballpark sizes. That's what the "typical caveat" is.
  9. Hacker

    Happy 2019! May your exit dreams come true!

    I'm sure there are way more accurate retirement numbers than this, but here are some literal bar napkin scribbles that a friend recently ginned up based off APC numbers (so typical caveats apply).
  10. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I believe this is the "barrel dive" video @hindsight2020 is referring to: Which, IMHO, should have been graded "U".
  11. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    ¿puɐʇsɹǝpun oʇ noʎ ɹoɟ ɹǝᴉsɐǝ ʇᴉ ǝʞɐɯ sᴉɥʇ sǝop This is Thunderbird 5's superpower.
  12. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Well, nobody I know laughs on the way *to* an airline interview. I was scared shitless up to then. On the way home afterward after receiving a job offer? Yeah, that's a different thing entirely.
  13. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Clearly we are not talking about the same thing here.
  14. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Well, not in that thing I don't. I have the paperwork to prove it. 🙂