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    Maybe they’ve reformed since... My experience with First Command was them giving us their pitch as we started UPT. As I looked at their numbers, it was clear that they were only interested in soaking as many butter bars sitting with me in the room as possible. Compared to the vast selection of investment vehicles available in the world, the rates of commission and expense ratios that they were charging, amounted to a loan shark diversifying into the whole life insurance sector. Suddenly their uncanny ability to attract the talents of so many retired senior officers made a lot of sense.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Depending on the circumstances surrounding this case, could be very ironic indeed. ...or a non sequitur
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Flying video...there's a twin otter there in the beginning.
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    The Next President is...

    Likelihood of any bureaucrat making the connection between such a "job action" and the RLA...nil. TSA jobs program gotta be protected.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Ironic pandering. Everything I’ve read indicates that the female student in question is straight pissed that leadership has taken it upon themselves to be offended on her behalf. ...can’t say that I would blame her.
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    The new airline thread

    My wife could earn another 30% without breaking a sweat, or more if she cared to, but that extra in her paycheck pales in comparison to what my time on the road nets the household. Make no mistake, my work schedule effectively becomes HER work schedule. In the most acute example, if I’m going to work an OT day, she is effectively working a day of OT, with all of the associated life disruptions as well. So my schedule planning (especially OT) begins with her input. Our ethos is that while we may be intentionally derating her career, doing so allows us to hunt the big game with my schedule. We bid around the 14th of the month.
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    The new airline thread

    Went back to reference my FDX.PC profile for some of the answers, but it’s gone. So at least I got that going for me.
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    Join Spouse for UPT Studs

    Their right or my right? ...nevermind
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    Guard to Active Duty help (seriously)

    As an aside, taking a page from your own tribe... Have you taken the time to visit an AD unit? Asked some questions, maybe shadowed someone to get an idea if the lifestyle would be a good fit for you?
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    Guard to Active Duty help (seriously)

    The AF doesn’t want to retain and/or bring on qualified folks nearly as much as they want to tell congress that they are struggling to retain and/or bring on qualified folks. Priorities, man, all about the priorities.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    You say that as though it isn’t a completely artificial construct, fabricated by insecure leadership. The way you say it, it’s as though you think it’s normal or something. It sounds...institutionalized. “[It’s a] Real policy that existed [...]”. Naw man, it wasn’t real. It was a policy, yes, but it was a figment nonetheless. A different perspective is that of the fifth monkey who just got into the cage, and there’s a banana up on that ladder. ...just sayin.
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    Extension to Age Limit?

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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This post? I still see it.
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    Latest Movies

    Have you heard of the 18X MOS?
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    18 years of child support vs. Extracting yourself from a toxic marriage that includes a child The difference is a small fortune. Not even close.
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    Which Tablet, Which Software - GA Flying

    Wing-X pro is free for Mil and CFIs. I used ForeFlight for two years before switching to Wing-X for the savings. Little different, but I can’t say I’m missing FF.
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    None. The first phase of training would be 15 dual and 20 solo hours in a Husky. btw: the FTU is equipped with a fleet of Huskies...and the line for IPs is around the block. ...let me have my dreams dammit
  18. Active duty? As in not ANG or AFRC? Are you being told that you’ll have to go through UPT? So much intriguing in one post.
  19. Not to worry. With the new ADSC rule change, it makes up for it. #FixedTheGlitch
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    Flying Videos Thread Part 2?

    Cool jet and all, and the T38 companion was nice, but it sounded like some of the most boring single seat flying out there, aside from the .00001% actual mission nights.
  21. Most TAMI folks should meet R-ATP mins. They were selected with 400-500 MWS hours, probably flew another 100ish hours waiting to PCS, and it’s total time, so 200 UPT hours count. Oh yeah and it’s mil time, so + .3 a sortie! Knew one guy who got TAMId, then went on deployment before he left and ended up with 750 hours in his jet.
  22. Guess I’m not exactly the demographic you’re referring to since I long ago had the logbook to step right into 121, but... I also had some RPA stink, but would gladly take regional pay and QoL for a window seat. Never wanted to go. Gave my best when the “needs of the AF” said to. Would have separated within 3 years of retirement if the AF hadn’t PCSd me out. Pay is important, but it’s not everything. If the AF can get a little something out of someone while giving them their preferred path, that’s what good talent management looks like. It’s not all “give me exactly what I want with nothing in return.”