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  1. That's what I am saying. There are plenty of "married" people in the military cashing in on BAH rates.
  2. I am surprised there isn't more discussion here of what is shaping up to be the most important election cycle of my lifetime. I don't think the difference in the two political parties has ever been more wide. Democrats are offering everything under the sun in an effort to snag voters. Free healthcare for illegals. What happens when word gets out that illegal immigrants will get that free health care? More seriously sick illegals start showing up. Disease shows up. That will just add to the burden that is already being placed on this country. Homelessness is a huge problem in this country. Look at what is going on in California right now. Where do you house the additional hundreds of thousands of unemployed and homeless people who have crossed the border illegally? 100 billion dollars for blacks that are living in poverty, unemployed or underemployed who don't have the means to buy a house. This is meant to close the race/wage gap? The government has tried this before with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And my guess is, regardless of race, if you are living in poverty, are unemployed or underemployed, your credit reflects that. Are we really going to give folks with bad credit and no job/low paying jobs 25 grand to buy a house they don't qualify for or can't afford? And is this not the definition of racism? Giving government funds to a specific race? And see my statement above about the homeless illegals. We will soon be giving them money to buy houses too. Free college tuition? No student debt? I think this one is brilliant on the part of the Democrats. They know that our education system indoctrinates young folks with liberal views. Especially, our colleges. The more young people they can get into that indoctrination system, the better. Aside from that, a bachelors degree becomes even more worthless because everyone has one and tuition rates skyrocket. Reparations for descendants of slaves. Reparations for gays. How does that work? How much and to whom? If the check is big, I bet you see a lot of new gay folks. I am not saying I would slob a knob for 50k but I know some folks who would. Medicare for all? Kicking 140 million people off of their current healthcare? Sh!t, it wasn't that long ago that the Dems were running on "keeping your healthcare and doctor". That sure changed quick. The good thing is that your average American is not on board with any of this. The only folks who are, already vote Democrat. These policies aren't swinging any votes to the left or away from Trump. So far, Trump has been guaranteed reelection. Rest assured, there are people hard at work right now working on the next fabricated scandal to take Trump down. It'll be even bigger than the Russian collusion story. They are just waiting on the right time to drop it. It'll be 6-9 months before the election and perfectly timed. That is all they've got. Free sh!t and made up scandals.
  3. There are plenty of useful and well written posts here with regard to differing laws and situations. I find it interesting that most folks focus on the simple issues like traffic stops or just traveling through different states. You have to be prepared to defend yourself legally if you actually have to use your weapon. That is the starting point for me. I will not open myself up to any gray area at all no matter how gun friendly the state I live in is. I recently moved and I am in the process of getting my concealed carry in my new state. I am not looking for loop holes or ways to maybe keep the concealed carry permit I have from my old state. I will spend the 5 hours in class and the 65 bucks and just get a new one.
  4. That is another interesting website. Thanks for sharing that. I went back and counted the 62 models. Looks like 151 were built with 110 of them either getting shot down or being written off!
  5. Check out the F-105s built in 1962. I would estimate 95% of them were either lost in combat or were written off in accidents/crashes. Absolutely crazy....
  6. This dude flew the F-89, F-86, F-104, CF-5, F-100, F-4, A-7 and the A-10. Very interesting guy with a great career for sure.
  7. We don't have enough in squadron funds here in the Texas ANG to buy new J's. We are trying to sell some heritage patches to make up the difference but that is taking longer than we expected.
  8. Yes they are. One of his favorite lines: "Duck Sausage! How about you duck down and get you some sausage"! Reagan was hands down the greatest pilot, aircraft commander and officer I have ever known. He was in a league of his own. He was also a devout christian, a boxer at the Zoo, married to his high school sweetheart, master diver, foster parent, scout leader, duck hunter extraordinaire who took wounded warriors on hunts, and a weapons officer. The Herk community truly did lose one of it's finest. I will miss him. Some clarification on the news article. He was a current member of the Arkansas Guard.
  9. What are some of the differences in today's society/culture/laws compared to the 40s when Jackie Robinson was crossing the color line as the first black major league baseball player? I am curious what your thoughts are on this since you are accusing folks of being cowards and refusing to discuss the problem at it's merits.
  10. I always shake my head a little bit when folks hand out the "don't enlist" advice so quickly. You can't underestimate how important it is for a guard unit to find people that will be a good fit for the unit. That is why you hear certain units "only hire from within". If you are a junior in HS, set yourself up to go to basic right after you graduate. Enlist in something that involves the aircraft like maintenance or life support. At a minimum, either of those career fields gives you a head start on knowing the aircraft and its systems. Yes, your tech school will eat into your first or second semester but you can always CLEP classes or take online courses while you are in tech school to keep college credits coming in. If you get medically DQ'd down the road or don't get picked up, at least you will have served your country, been a part of the guard, worked with great people and probably got college paid for. Being a pilot isn't the only way to serve. If you think otherwise, you aren't a good fit anyway. The E's make it happen and deserve the most respect. With that said, the best guard officers I have ever worked with are prior Es. Hands down. There is a reason for that. They have earned the respect.
  11. Fort Worth has Reserve F-16s and Guard C-130s. There is zero mixing of pilot candidates.
  12. All of this is fucking embarrassing. The enemy is winning. We are better than this.
  13. Gypsy, Fellow load here. Curious exactly what happened on the flight in question. Sounds like you were tailgating troopers and had an issue. Curious what aircraft. If you are a Herk guy, was it an H or J? How did the aircraft get damaged during retrieval of static lines or while dropping the dudes? What statement on the Form 8 was false? Wondering if there is something we can learn from the flight. PM if you need to.
  14. I am not. I damn sure would like to head to the ice with them though.
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