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  1. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    So, I stand both corrected and impressed. The sky-dick Growler aircrew apparently met their FNAEB a couple days ago as well as received their findings today.
  2. T-38 Down @ DLF

    Names been released yet?
  3. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Spoken like a true AF leader, trying to rationalize poor leadership exercsed in pursuit of how things look.
  4. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    I happen to have a little knowledge of an FEB in the AF that had substantial CSAF interest a couple years ago, and it took 90 days to actually begin the board proceedings.
  5. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Remember, the term is unlawful command influence. I think many senior level officials don't think about the second-order effects of opening their mouths when this type of "high vis" thing comes up.
  6. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    #1. The USN does not have FEBs, they have Field Naval Aviator Evaluation Boards (FNAEBs). #2. If a FNAEB was decided upon, organized, and scheduled to begin less than 5 days after an event, that would be an unprecedented accomplishment for any bureaucracy. A competent attorney would have a field day defending someone who was being railroaded on that timetable. In the AF, there are multiple stops along the timeline that makes initiating an FEB in much less than 60-90 days nearly impossible.
  7. USAFA: Being masculine is bad

    The entire basis of the US system of justice is the idea that it is better to let a guilty man walk free than punish an innocent man. The presumption of innocence is the cornerstone of that concept, and not just from a legal perspective but a social one, too. Everyone seems to think that their little pet peeve is worthy of an exception to that (as we see with this ridiculous path both the AF and society in general have gone with sexual assault), but the reason these rules and concepts exist is precisely to eliminate the whims of men. Having been on the accused side of the military justice system, and as someone who was later exonerated by the actual legal process, I can tell you that it is a bullshit argument. We need to call it bullshit when we see it.
  8. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    This URL dead for anyone else? Just wanted to circle back and check on how these guys were doing, since I've heard nothing about 'em since these couple posts last summer.
  9. Texas Church Shooting

    Ahhh yes....now that the AF might look bad, time to take action!
  10. Texas Church Shooting

    The Lautenberg Amedment is grade-A bullshit. Anyone who has sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution should have a problem with the government having the ability to completely remove a Constitutionally-protected right to people who have not been convicted of anything. It should make your skin crawl every time you even see these forms and it reminds you of the mere existence of this law.
  11. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    I would suggest that caretaking your logbook -- one of the most important professional documents you have -- be something you remain closely involved with as you prepare to leave the military. Is the above deal good or bad? I dunno, I invested countless hours over the years to build and maintain an Excel digital logbook, and it was a lot of effort. For me, the personal effort to do it myself was worth it -- I credit those multiple logbook reviews and audits with helping me remember lots of TMAAT stories for my interviews. Even if you had to go back and make corrections to the data (lord knows my ARMS records were a total trainwreck the more I started looking into them line-by-line detail), it might be worth paying someone else to make the initial bulk entries of your times. The MilKEEP website and the FB page don't give any examples of what the product they produce, so it is tough to tell if that particular service is any better or worse than another.
  12. Line Up Cards

    Definitely a consideration for civilian formation flying.
  13. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    No, it was sarcasm. It is amazing how many people I hear complaining that they're not getting "the call" because a lesser-quaified minority was called up instead. While there's no question that the airlines are definitely interested in hiring minorities, and thus may have their finger on the scales behind the scenes, given the sheer volume of hiring over the last 3+ years it is ridiculous to think that this is the reason anyone isn't getting called. I could just see the follow-on posts of guys bitching about it, as if it were 1994 all over again.
  14. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    So that's why most of the folks in the newhire class pictures are women and minorities....
  15. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    The "year out" timeline is valid. It seems like that is too far in advance, but you'll quickly find out that it will take a L O N G time to actually get your applications and resumes actually completed. You will inevitably run into a number of points where you'll need specific data (addresses from old units, specifics about driving infractions, etc) and it will halt actually getting it completed. Add to it that you'll probably want to get some professionally-paid eyes on the completed product before you actually have anyone important look at it (like when you pull the trigger on that email to the hiring folks from your Delta bud), and it can all add up to some serious time. I had been keeping close tabs on all this stuff for most of my career (and thus thought I had my crap pretty well prepared), and I started my AirlineApps 6 months prior to terminal leave. It took me about 3 months just to get all of the basic data completed in the application, and then I used that as a springboard to populate the PilotCredentials applications. I did not get hired by my career airline until 18 months after that initial start to my applications, and I was constantly adding, tweaking, and improving those apps the whole time.