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Champ Kind

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Champ Kind last won the day on July 8 2016

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About Champ Kind

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    Herk Drivin', Buffoonery

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Pretty sure I remember him self-IDing as a troll last spring sometime.
  2. Wing Re-Org Test

    As far as I was aware, there were more O-6s than there were command opportunities. And if they start running short, they can always promote more early.
  3. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Has anyone in Congress hit up AF leadership during testimony regarding retention?
  4. Wing Re-Org Test

    Even in a large AF wing I’ve see the ability for a WG/CC to reach into a squadron, so this is really just removing the middle-man group CC. Not saying it is good or bad, but from my perspective it’s formalizing the relationship in practice since I’ve been in. Now, can senior leaders start talking about what NAFs actually do between the wing and MAJCOM?
  5. Wing Re-Org Test

    Correct me if I’m wrong but is not generally how the Army organizes at the battalion and above level?
  6. T-6s Grounded; More OBOGS Issues

    Any updates? Is the AF T-6 fleet still grounded?
  7. "Center the Bug"

    I’d usually keep it centered for the vector reason listed above as well as having it in a somewhat useful position should we need to go to HDG mode and deviate for weather while at cruise. Setting it to the next leg’s heading on a low level in anticipation of off course maneuvering or the IP to DZ heading were also common techniques as well, but they were exactly that...techniques. Certainly nothing worthy of flipping your shit.
  8. Good stuff above. I’d add good ground coffee. I’ve seen local places donate stuff for free to send over.
  9. More Uniform Changes!

    “Mandatory” as in the green one-piece bags will be prohibited?
  10. The new airline thread

    The ubiquitous “mandatory pilot retirement” chart doesn’t begin to come down from its ~5 year plateau until 2025. So yes, the AF probably should have started looking at this yesterday.
  11. For you guys maxing our your TSP contributions are you also doing so with your Roth IRAs?
  12. More Uniform Changes!

    Still have mine saved.
  13. Blended Retirement System Puzzle

    Certainly in control of the max but you can only get so skinny.
  14. Merry Christmas!

    If you’re referring to meal time conversations with your wife, it sounds like you guys need some hobbies, man.
  15. Promotion and PRF Information

    The answer to that lies in the changes to the promotion system. If you don’t need to show in 10 lines on a PRF that you have breadth and depth and are therefore worthy to serve in the next higher grade, then you no longer need 10 bullets of fluff in an annual OPR from which to collect inputs for the PRF. Now your OPRs can be simplified to: Does the officer suck? Y/N and a brief narrative why. Is the officer a rockstar? Y/N and a brief narrative why. Does the officer adequately perform his duties per standards? Y/N—no further explanation needed. Do that and break out rated from the LAF category for promotions, and you might just be on to something.
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