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About ASUPilot

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    Seattle, WA

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    B1-B, MC-12W, RC-135
  1. All military flight time counts as cross country flight time. I've had two different FSDOs (Lincoln, NE & Scottsdale, AZ) tell me this.
  2. Negative on the referral OPR. He was lucky and, frankly, his CC was cool about it and helped him out.
  3. I have a friend who was told by his commander to look for Guard/Reserve opportunities to VSP and/or to expect being RIF'd. When I asked why he said his CC said, "Well, you did fail one PFT." I've flown with this guy; he's certainly in the top quarter of pilots and an all-around great squadron mate. I love the "qualitative" techniques the Air Force uses. It will be interesting to watch (thankfully for me, from the sidelines) the Air Force execute the force shaping measures.
  4. It worked fine for me yesterday in civilian clothes at OMA. TSA standardization, right?
  5. Long-Distance Family Tricare

    For now, it does not. The compensation reflects that.
  6. My wife has a job opportunity that is too good to pass up back in the city we moved to our current base from. I posed the Tricare question to my local office and they were, let's just say, less than convincing they knew much about the benefits. My wife and I have no children. Does anyone have experience with Tricare when your spouse lives 2000 miles away from you? Are there any "gotcha's" with her coverage since she wouldn't reside with me? I plan to relocate back to said city when my ADSC expires in 18 months (hoping for the Reserves).
  7. Trident university TUI increasing tuition rates

    Boston, why the hate?
  8. Trident university TUI increasing tuition rates

    Fact. As an older guy who entered into the AF after working in economics in the private sector, I can tell you ANY degree has about a five year shelf life, period. No one cares what you did ten plus years ago as a Captain to earn an AAD. Times change, business moves forward. An MBA from Stern today is outdated tomorrow. For all the USAFA shiny pennies who went VFR direct to MIT, etc., guess what, when you get out, that technical degree isn't going to do much for you (assuming you're a pilot and not an engineer/acquisitions) in the way of getting you hired. What do you think your classmates have been doing while you were flying the Uncle's toys...? USING their education and gaining experience in their core competency. AADs are worthless unless you want to attend TPS, or the AF sends you in-res to better prepare you for upcoming assignments/duty, or you're pursuing one for the SOLE purpose of promotion. IMHO, worrying about AADs and what "doors" they'll open for you in the future is like competing for first place at the Special Olympics.
  9. Who's Really Flying The Plane?

    The flying public will never get on an airplane with the absence of a pilot. Ever.
  10. New T-Shirt suggestions?

    Yes, this is what I have. I actually bought mine in person outside of TCM at a store (Tactical Tailor) that supports JBLM. I bought 12 shirts and they gave me a 20% discount I believe. Too bad we can't still rock v-necks...
  11. New T-Shirt suggestions?

    5-11 Tactical.
  12. BACN BD-700 / E11A

    He certainly can't here.
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

  14. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Much of the erosion of history, heritage and comradery can be attributed to the abomination that is political correctness. Adam Corolla's new book: "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy" hits the nail on the proverbial head. It's not quite as low-brow as one may think.