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  • Birthday 03/21/1971

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  1. I really don't get the subdued spice brown patches, nametapes, etc. It's on velcro; if you truly need to be camo'ed, just take them off, like we do with the flight suit.
  2. The people arguing we need to do something about global climate change would have more credibility if they were open to other options (such as technological solutions like Viperman mentioned) but they insist the ONLY option is turning the U.S. into North Korea/Stalinist Russia. Me thinks the objective isn't mitigating climate change but rather it's political power... At any rate, unless you get China and India onboard, anything we do is futile.
  3. Just spent a year and a half running a state nuclear response team (loved the job but to tell you how much the upper management in state government sucks, I just took a job as an AFJROTC instructor-would rather deal with teenagers...), the whole radiation thing is way overblown and the risk of a serious nuclear power plant accident that impacts the public is extremely small. And the safety culture at nuclear power plants makes Air Force aviation safety culture look positively careless from what I could tell.
  4. Hell, I was prior enlisted in the Army Reserve and retired from the USAF as an O-5 but when I go over to Ft Jackson once in a blue moon and see a smokey the bear hat (i.e. drill sergeant), still makes me nervous for a second. 🙂
  5. When I did the COMBAT SHIELD EW Assessment program as my last assignment, it was disheartening to see how some (but most were not like this) SNCO MX types totally throw up roadblocks to the junior NCOs trying to make it happen. For some reason, it seemed to be mostly the pod shops that bore the brunt of that. 'Course some of the MX Os threw up just as many roadblocks. As an aside, for all you CSOs/EWs out there, COMBAT SHIELD is great assignment. Getting to go out on the road with a team of MXers, dragging cables with them on a flightline as an O-5, and watching them coach and mentor the host unit MXers was one of the most rewarding things I did in the AF. Wish I could have done it much sooner in my career instead of as a last assignment.
  6. Back in the Stone Age when I was at Dyess, it would really piss me off to see every summer AFROTC and Academy cadets get rides in the B-1 but most of our own maintainers never got a ride. Ought to be a rule that nobody else gets a flight until at least all the crew chiefs have flown.
  7. I I did three assignments there including an exchange tour at their ACSC. Would love to live there again. The last time I was there several years ago I met a lot of families who told me Korea was their first choice of assignment. Since I've retired I've met civilians around where I live who are big Kpop or K-drama fans who say they want to go on vacation there. Lots of modern stuff, beautiful parks, cell phone service everywhere and cheap high speed internet, safe anywhere you go, and the locals are friendly. What's not to like? Admittedly the weather sucks (either arctic cold or Alabama steamy hot) as does the traffic and parking but besides those...
  8. The Social Security Disability system is even more rife with grift, fraud, and scammers than the VA.
  9. Everybody loves to beat up the VA but nobody talks about all the people clogging up VA services with 100% PTSD or other bogus stuff because they saw a bodybag from 200 yards away after never having left the base during their entire 'Nam or Afghanistan tour.
  10. Interesting video but the irony of a college professor talking about BS jobs....
  11. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Words fail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8396759/Deputy-killed-California-ambush-Air-Force-sergeant.html
  12. I had a waiver for depth perception as WSO. Also, if your depth perception is due to mis-aligned eyes, i.e. strabismus, you may be able to get surgery to correct it. I had it and didn't get the surgery until my mid-40s and yet my depth perception is almost in normal range despite 48 years of brain wiring. I just did the circle test for an annual physical and pre-surgery several years ago I could get 1 out of 9 correct and now I get 6 out of 9 correct. If I had done it in my teens or 20s, results probably would have been a lot better.
  13. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    We will never get past race in this country unfortunately. Too many people on both sides (for example, David Duke and Al Sharpton) make a very lucrative living stirring up racial animus...
  14. pbar

    Gun Talk

    Check out this website. https://gunsafereviewsguy.com/ Definitely some things to be aware of before you buy a safe.
  15. There are bunch of contractor jobs in the fighter squadrons at Shaw doing support stuff on clearancejobs.com. Probably have those in other places too.
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