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pbar last won the day on August 11 2016

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  1. I know a B-1 WSO who made O-5 like 4 or 5 APZ. I know 2-3 B-1 pilots who made it 1 APZ too. I also know a B-1 WSO who made O-4 7 APZ.
  2. That must of have changed. When I was in the B-1 community (left in 2004), people who left, like me, didn't do as well as though who stayed. I left and wasn't able to get a squadron command and so got passed over for O-6.
  3. Until the bad guys patch their systems...
  4. While the process doesn't have to be as imperfect as the AF does it, it's not an easy process. One of my AFROTC instructors was a personnel type who was involved in creating the PRF and later changing from the OER to the OPR. He said they talked to all the Fortune 500 companies at the time to ask how they did performance eval and promotions. They answer they got back from all of them was basically, "If you figure it out, come back and let us know."
  5. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer Interesting article on the 737 Max and its software issues.
  6. The Pentagon doesn't lack for money; what it lacks is the ability to prioritize between the must-have and the nice-to-have, which is in turn, exacerbated by Congressional meddling/vote-buying. People are so emotionally wrapped up in the nice-to-haves (which is why I won't give any specifics here) that we can't even have the discussion.
  7. When I did a short stint as a security clearance background investigator post-retirement (before finding a real job), I don't recall having to ask anything about investments when I would "investigate" for TS clearances except for foreign financial interests.
  8. pbar

    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/22/supreme-court-retirees-can-be-court-martialed-crimes-committed-after-service.html WTF?
  9. Alarms can be turned off.
  10. I don't get it. What do Army dress shoes have to do with what's wrong with the AF?
  11. Past indifference to the environment is going to haunt the AF (and the rest of the services) for decades. When I was getting my environmental masters, I did a project with base CE at Dyess. One of the folks I worked with told me how Dyess had a railroad tank car buried up to the tower for decades until the early '90s that the base used to dispose of motor oil, waste chemicals, etc. "It was great because it never filled up."
  12. When I was stationed at Camp Smith I remember someone telling me that PACAF looked at building HASes for the E-3s at Kadena but each HAS would cost $1 billion...
  13. The 1991 tornado at McConnell AFB, KS apparently just missed a flightline full of B-1s when it went through. I shudder to think of a F-5 tornado hitting Whiteman or one of the major depots (Hill, Robins, Tinker).
  14. pbar

    Gun Talk

    Anyone seen one of these or flown with one? Do you have to qualify on it? https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/06/26/usafs-new-gau-5-a-aircrew-self-defense-weapon/
  15. They are getting really bold. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5688095/U-S-complains-China-laser-incidents-Djibouti.html
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