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Hacker last won the day on February 25

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  1. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Cannot be repeated enough.
  2. Hacker

    Gun Talk

    No experience with those magazines specifically, but I have never had luck with a multitude of ProMag products over the last 15-20 years.
  3. Hacker

    The new airline thread

    Good details to know. Most military dudes -- even those who are somewhat light on multi PIC time -- won't spend very long at the regionals (6-24 months), and could get caught in one of these traps.
  4. Hacker

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The 2nd and 3rd order effects of cancerous leadership philosophies and a lack of mission focus sometimes take time to manifest themselves...especially when many of the problems were being masked by commanders (and line bros) who are conditioned/socialized to never say "no" or "can't". I always giggle about the "fields of friendly strife" quote from MacArthur that the AF loves to use, and how the Air Force conveniently forgets its corollaries about what fruits are later borne by mediocrity.
  5. Hacker

    LA ANG is hiring!

    On one of my assignments working on Wing Staff, I took to calling them "The Group" as they were not providing any support or service to anyone except themselves. The Wing CV advised me that, although that was dead-on and quite funny, I should not say that in Wing Staff meetings.
  6. Hacker

    LA ANG is hiring!

    I just had this hope that the ANG was a last bastion of places that didn't have to deal with the big, inefficient bureaucracy of stuff like that.
  7. Hacker

    Leadership at the 'Deid

    In my estimation, that's how you know the report *isn't* fake news, hehe.
  8. Hacker

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I was referring to the Army helo dudes who were recruited to come through AF fixed wing qual and IFF to go out and fly in AF units. There was a big batch in the 2004-2006 timeframe, with many going to ANG units but some headed to AD units. I thought that's what you were referring to when you said, "the AF also didn't bring in quite a few Army RW pilots..." If not, my bad. I'll STFU then.
  9. Hacker

    LA ANG is hiring!

    Hah, probably totally valid.
  10. Hacker

    LA ANG is hiring!

    Evil, are you guys seriously using a Gmail account for recruiting/hiring? Do you guys not have a comm squadron who can set up an email account that's, you know, official and stuff? hehe
  11. Hacker

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    If by "just fine" you mean they had an unusually high washout rate at IFF -- so much so that Guard fighter units pretty much stopped trying to bring them in for the subsequent decade or so -- then, yeah.
  12. Hacker

    The new airline thread

    I have slept in the back of my old overland-converted 3rd gen 4Runner in Lot C. The USO is a nice place to sit reserve, too.
  13. IMHO his squadron mayor f'd up: if ever there was a worthy recipient of every "spoofer" callsign in the Squadron Mayor's toolkit (sts), he was it.
  14. Hacker

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Maybe we can just wing kids after they solo the T-6. Think of how high annual pilot production could be then!
  15. Hacker

    Gun Talk

    Online at places like GT Distributors, Kings's Firearms Online, and Recoil Gun Works.