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  1. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Truer words were never spoken.
  2. North Korea at it again

  3. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Huggy's chances are looking better. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/10/24/air-force-working-implementation-trumps-pilot-recall-order.html?ESRC=airforce-a_171025.nl
  4. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Because the stop loss has already started, just not by that term yet.
  5. North Korea at it again

    "What does conventional conflict look like with a nuclear element?" - CSAF Sir, conventional war with a nuclear element looks like nuclear war. If I bring a gun to a knife fight, is it still a knife fight? Brilliant. If NK uses a nuclear weapon, I'm fairly confident that NCA will drop orders to make sections of that country into glass-floored self-lighting parking lots, and the commanders of NORTHCOM and STRATCOM won't have much of a say in it. Where is Buck Turgidson when you need him?
  6. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Is anyone else seeing this as preparatory fire? A bunch of 15-17 year pilots start considering retirement or separation because it will provide better money, quality of life, stability...better everything...so they consider hopping the fence to the airlines. USAF targets retirement with every weapon possible to make retirement look less attractive. (this is where we are now) Fast forward 1-3 years - If the pilot stays, USAF says 'good choice, enjoy this critical yet entirely purposeless useless staff job'. If he leaves, they say 'I told you so' and involuntarily recall him...to that same useless staff job. All the while the USAF gets to continue complaining it has a shortage of pilots...only now it's a shortage of pilots actually in cockpits. This is another step in fixing the hole in the damn before they fix the source of the pilots. Shrewd. Completely vacant of integrity or morale leadership, but shrewd. No way the SECDEF would simply drop this on the CSAF without a backroom discussion first. CSAF is simply damage controlling to maintain the image that he's on the side of the pilots. This was no surprise.
  7. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Concur! Sadly, in a world where people are too lazy to even type out the words "too long, didn't read", very few will take up the charge of self education, though your recommendations are spot on. The laziness of an America that would rather debate their opinions rather than learn facts, analyze them, and put their opinions to the test...possibly even changing them...this is one of the root causes of our problem. If cowards went out into the world and discover that their situation isn't really as bad as they thought, they wouldn't go on murderous rampages. Alas, we live in a world where it's all about 'me', and when that world all about 'me' turns depressing, it's everyone else's fault, so I'll kill as many of them as I can before I go out in a blaze of glory...which often actually ends in a tragic homicide/suicide. You want to change this world right now? Parent your kids. Seriously. If fathers in America simply stood up and fathered their children, events like this wouldn't happen. I'm not saying it's easy. It isn't. But nothing worth doing ever is. Here's a challenge: If you are a father, put the device down, and engage with the those hearts and minds you created...they're watching everything you do and don't do, and they'll respond in kind. Teach them your beliefs. Give them a foundation on which to stand when the world turns ugly, and they'll be able to stand. Raise men and women, not teenagers who never grew up. ...standing by for the TL, DR response.
  8. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Your terminology invalidated your arguments. Only grandparents and M2 spout phrases like that.
  9. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. (paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin) Unfortunately, modern America has a very short memory. Historically, when suppressions of vices and liberties are emplaced in the name of social responsibility, dictators rise to take the reigns of the socialist movement, and tragedy ensues. On the flip side, you never hear about these mass attacks occurring in places like Switzerland, where virtually the whole population is part of the militia and owns an automatic rifle. American society doesn't need more fences to keep the wolves away, it needs more people with a sheepdog mentality, along with the abolishment of entitlement, such as "it's the federal government's responsibility to protect me from everything".
  10. Revival. I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen more discussion here about the mounting Russian threat. https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402 I'm not shocked that the average American doesn't care, it's all too far away and the media isn't selling it. I can attest that Eastern Europe and the Baltics are justly concerned however. If Russia advances, NATO won't even be a speed bump. US, UK, and German airpower will be the only immediate response that's even remotely effective. These guys are evolving modern combat employment faster than anyone on the planet.
  11. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Concur. Sounds a lot like a Stoner or an M-60. Either way, a lot of firepower for someone to sneak into a hotel room, especially someone not known as a gun guy. Appears to be a lone wolf gone crazy, but it doesn't smell right. Prayers and condolences to the victims and their families.
  12. G550 to replace Compass Call

    and a good ride for anyone who only wants female offspring
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Not if you ask 603rd or the CAOC's AMD judging by the number of times I heard: "We've got the waiver already approved for you..." when I never asked for it. I can see both sides of this argument, but I don't understand why they picked this particular target right now. Like putting a JDAM on the outhouse of a SAM site. Maybe it's been on the chopping block for a while, but as a priority seems right up there with rolling up sleeves.