Jump to content
Baseops Forums


Supreme User
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


drewpey last won the day on June 25 2018

drewpey had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

158 Excellent

About drewpey

  • Rank
    Flight Lead

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    FS 245

Recent Profile Visitors

10,483 profile views
  1. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    Ask McConnell. All hell will break loose when the TSA folks miss their first check. The can only make ends meet so much by stealing shit out of my bags, and confiscating the good stuff at security lines.
  2. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    Going head to head with Mattis...that's a bold strategy cotton, lets see if it pays off! I very much look forward to reading Mattis' book.
  3. drewpey

    School Alternate

    Or an entire year of not constantly putting out fires, being home for dinner and tucking the kids. I know it's hard to imagine, but not everyone puts their "quals" at the top of their priority list.
  4. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    We are always going to protect you. And you just saw that because you just got one of the biggest pay raises you’ve ever received — unless you don’t want it. (Applause.) Does anybody here — is anybody here willing to give up the big pay raise you just got? Raise your hands, please. Ah, I don’t see too many hands. Okay, don’t give it up. It’s great. You know what? Nobody deserves it more. You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years — more than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one. (Applause.) They had plenty of people that came up. They said, “You know, we could make it smaller. We could make it 3 percent. We could make it 2 percent. We could make it 4 percent.” I said, “No. Make it 10 percent. Make it more than 10 percent.” Because it’s been a long time. It’s been more than 10 years. It’s been more than 10 years. That’s a long time. And, you know, you really put yourselves out there, and you put your lives out there. So congratulations.
  5. drewpey

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    I can't imagine what would be in local guidance that wouldn't be covered in the current 36-2903. In my neck of the woods we had local guidance, but everyone moved on to the AF rules without any official word to do so.
  6. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2018/12/27/trump-bragged-service-members-iraq-about-percent-raise-theyve-not-been-given/?utm_source=reddit.com&utm_term=.4ef938ca65ef Big news! 10% pay raise!
  7. drewpey

    The Next President is...

  8. drewpey

    Part time jobs...

    Property management for your bros.
  9. drewpey

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    The black boots sucked. Sure it looked good at the time, and mine were totally comfortable, but they were a pain in the ass and everyone has this romanticized memory of them. 1. They required even a minimal amount of maintenance (except for the internet badasses who will claim they never did any boot maintenance--sureok) 2. They didn't stand up to even minor abuse of being on the flightline, and the leather would easily damage and gouge out 3. The wax on the boots got all over your shit when you packed them in your bags 4. The boots got fucking hot if you spent any time outside or standing around on a tarmac. 5. It was just another reason for chiefs and shoes to run around being an assholes to the vulnerable airmen and LTs who get separated from the herd 6. They looked like shit unless they were well maintained, which they almost never were 7. for fucks sake you had to wax them...what century is this? Yeah I had several pairs of comfortable black boots, but I've had comfortable sets of green boots. However none of them hold a flame to a nice pair or Lowa or Salomon boots. Shit keeps getting better, and everyone is pining for the good old days of shining black boots like they don't have anything better to do.
  10. drewpey

    What the hell is going on with the SEALs?

    Culture. Additional reading for those who missed it, but this isn't anything new unfortunately. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/world/asia/the-secret-history-of-seal-team-6.html https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/ When you put your best on a pedestal and overlook negative behavior then it creates a skewed view of what is acceptable within an organization. We've all seen similar effects within units, but luckily for us it usually manifests itself in other ways than guys collecting ears.
  11. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    Pure ad hominem. When you don't like the arguement, attack the messenger. Brennan, McRaven, Petraus, now Azimuth. It's different because it sets a new partisan precedent with a very strong presidential power which can and will be abused. Conservatives love to undermine institutions for immediate benefit without regard to the future, but I don't want to see the security clearance system being used for political purposes. It leads to nowhere good. Imagine being asked if your your political affiliation on your SF86.
  12. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    Well one way you can fire yourself is to publicly disparage your boss. No job in the world does that go over well. Anyone in that situation that tries to blame the boss for firing them after trashing them is only kidding themselves. Trump can hire and fire whoever he wants, I have no problem with that. It's his team to build and lead the country. The security clearance isn't about that. It's purely political vengeance because Brennan is being a thorn in his side. As with many things with Trump, I'm concerned that what we may let pass because it's just "trump being trump" will actually be long-term damage to our institutions as future presidents follow his footsteps and simply start revoking clearances or using other presidential powers to intimidate and otherwise undermine our democracy.
  13. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    ehhh....McChrystal fired himself with the rolling stone expose. Obama's hand was forced and any leader worth their weight in salt would do the same given the situation.
  14. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    Add Bob Gates to the list... http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/bob-gates-signs-letter-criticizing-trump/
  15. drewpey

    The Next President is...

    What specifically about punditry do you think is disqualifying for holding a security clearance? You are either trustworthy or you aren't. They don't have a need to know, aren't getting special inside information, and are still beholden to the NDAs they signed back when they were in the know. A few more names to add to the pile: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F7pZ8oP2KpIK8x-yI0RbescPzP3RK2S4/preview