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  1. I know exactly who you are talking about and I can't stand that guy. He looked a friend of mine dead in the eyes and said not to bother trying because navs have no place in his Air Force and if he has anything to do with us we will all be force shaped within a year (about two years ago). That guy is a piece of work. I knew someone that worked closely with him and he refused to admit anything was his fault. Everything that didn't turn out perfect had to be blamed on someone other than him. If that's the type of people that get promoted to general, I just don't know what to think anymore.
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    Is BAH prorated?

    Cool, thanks guys.
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    Is BAH prorated?

    Hey guys, does anyone know if BAH is prorated? For example, I am departing my current duty station on the 1st of x month. My BAH is much higher here than at my next base. I have 4 travel days to get there. Will my BAH for said month be at the higher rate for the entire month or will it get prorated to a certain amount of days and the rest be at the lower rate? Thanks for any help!
  4. My neighbor (enlisted guy) got an e-mail on Tuesday saying he's going to a force shaping board. I haven't received anything yet. Doesn't look like the programs are notifying people concurrently.
  5. We absolutely do serve at the usefulness of our leaders. The only control we have over our jobs is to check the boxes and play the game. We are a number to our leaders and nothing more. I shudder every time I have to sit through a brief of some O-6 or O-7 telling us how each and every airman personally means the world to them and they would go to hell and back for every single one of us. That's funny considering how few of them take the time to even give a halfway respectful returned salute to a lieutenant. Granted we all volunteer and continue to stay in the job through our own will, we have little control over how long our careers will be. Too much of the military is driven by politicians, not warrior generals.
  6. That's coming up so quickly.
  7. Would be nice to know at least. Has anyone been through this before and know what they're looking for? Does having your bach+, masters, SOS in-correspondence, or any of that kind of stuff make a difference?
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    PCS Damage inspection - Do I have the right to see it?

    I made the claim already via DPS and the moving company hired an inspector to inspect the damages. The inspector made a report and sent it back to the moving company, who then made offers for the damages they caused. No one will give me a copy of the inspection report though, so I have no way of knowing if I am being offered a fair deal on the damages or if they are trying to screw me over. I would think the moving company would be obligated to give me a copy of the inspection, but so far no one will let me see the report.
  9. Is the Coast Guard still part of the actual military? I met a guy the other day who claimed to be a commander in the CG and got furious when I asked him about them being under the DHS and not DOD. He rambled on about how they are still military and blah blah. So do we actually salute higher ranking coasties? I'm not trying to insult the CG. There are a lot of organizations who are not military that do some tough work (CIA, DEA, FBI, etc). I'm just trying to figure out if they are still considered military and why. They protect the homeland, but they don't take the fight to the bad guys like the four main branches.
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    Question about the Coast Guard

    Thank you for the fail post. It was a question. Last i checked asking a question to clarify something is the exact opposite of short-sighted and closed-minded. GTFO. And a real thank you to the actual answers.
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    PCS with multiple cars

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the answers. I think I'm just going to hire a company to ship it down for me. It's worth the cost to have my wife ride with me for the traveling. I did look up the DLA and if I'm not mistaken I should get it for both PCS's since it is separate fiscal years for each PCS.
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    PCS with multiple cars

    The same way the AF PCS'd me to Little rock for 6 months before being PCS'd to North Carolina. It doesn't make sense, but they've been doing it. The answer I got when I asked to change it to a TDY enroute was "no, it's cheaper to PCS you". If I drove one car and my wife drove the other, would we be able to claim mileage on both cars? Thanks for that link. I'll have to look into that.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    'tis better than being a seaman.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    I was passed over as well as a nav with no issues either. We also had a pilot passed over with no problems. The non-select counselor said it was because we "didn't have a push for a leadership position on the PRF". When we told her that flyers don't have leadership positions as LT's, she said "well the other jobs do". I guess being a flight commander over three people as a 1Lt is more important that two years of undergrad and all the associated training to get us mission ready. Anyway, I asked the question and I was told we are not getting back-promoted. We are rolling a year back into the 2010 year group. I haven't been able to get a straight answer on when we will pin on, but my best guess is 1 January. I'm still trying to find this out for sure. It was a horrible process to begin with and you know how Force Support is...there's one person who knows their job and I can't find him.
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    No parachutes on heavies

    Landings at the wrong runway don't count. Sorry...saw the c-17 sig. Couldn't help myself. I completely agree. The chances that we would ever use our chutes in the 130 community is extremely slim, but they're nice to have. For true heavies that fly much faster though, I'm not sure they are as useful.
  16. Hey guys, I'm looking into getting a tablet for some GA flying. I know there are a bunch of awesome apps, like Foreflight, for the Ipad, and I saw the post on here about the new Naviator app for the Android platforms. Most of everything I have seen has been positive for the apps, but do either of these really drive the purchase of a specific tablet? I will be primarily using it for private flying and that's my main reason for wanting to buy one. As of now, I'm looking at the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tablet and any of the various Ipads. Of course I want the new one with the retina display and a 64gb hard drive, but the price is pretty steep. Do you guys have any recommendations on which tablet to go with for this use?
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    Tablet recommendations for civil flying

    Awesome, thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it.
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    Where to find pilot board dates

    Awesome, thanks a lot!
  19. I'm sure this has been posted before, but I can't seem to find it. Where can I find the active duty pilot board dates?
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    Where to find pilot board dates

    That's where I've been looking, but it still has the last board as the next board. It says at the bottom to contact the flying board for up-to-date info, but it doesn't say how to get in contact with the flying board.
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    HC-130 Info

    Is there any word on when Moody might go J's?
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Worthless masters > WIC Pt Test > Deployments Finance gets bronze stars What's the AF coming to?
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    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    I currently have the MGIB and I'm looking into advancing my ratings. I currently just have my PPL, but I'd like to get a commercial rating and pick up an instrument along the way. I've been reading a lot on the VA website and random postings I found through google, but it's pretty confusing. Does anyone have experience in the best way to use the GI Bill toward flight training? What I've gathered is that the MGIB will pay a higher amount, but it will only pay 60%. Then the Post 9/11 will pay a set amount, but it covers the entire training up to that point. My goal is to get my instrument rating this summer, commercial by the end of the year/early 14, and eventually a CFI. I'd like to use the GI benefits as efficiently as possible so I don't break the bank. I have a Part 141 school nearby, which I'm in contact with and they said they have a lot of people use their GI Bills there. Over $200/hr for an ifr-rated plane with an instructor is just incredibly pricey. I paid $65/hr for the plane and $15/hr for the instructor in college when I got my PPL. Unfortunately there isn't a college nearby that I can enroll in to extend the benefits and get the required hours due to that. Thanks!
  24. Has anyone completed any advanced education and sent their transcripts to AFIT? According to their website, you just send your transcripts to their address or e-mail address and they will update your record on vMPF. It's been a few weeks now since I sent my stuff over and nothing is updated. I did get an e-mail the day after I sent the transcripts saying AFIT had downloaded my transcript. What kind of time frame have you guys seen for them to update it?
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    How long does it take for AFIT to update education?

    Alright, thanks guys. Yeah, it's down until later this month I think. I'm not too familiar with what that affects. I'll just wait until it's back up and I'll shoot them an e-mail if it isn't up by then.