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HeloDude last won the day on March 27 2019

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  1. HeloDude

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    OSS Suppressors have a sweet mil discount.
  2. Same, and yes I got paid this year. Late June I received a CMS case email that AFPC was directing DFAS to continue $25K annual payments until 2022 and a couple weeks later I was paid.
  3. Never believe a progressive when they say "nobody wants to take away your guns". https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-pushes-for-federal-gun-buyback-program-assault-weapons-ban-in-wake-of-mass-shootings/2019/08/05/6261d998-b7e5-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html?noredirect=on And yes, Trump is not pro-2A either...
  4. You forgot to mention that the middle class will also pay more in taxes (even Bernie has said this will happen I feel he gets elected). Asfor doing less on the world stage, this is a positive IMO and one of the reasons as to why we're in this mess.
  5. With fewer staff jobs being filled then they're going to go to those at the top. Are you saying that in the last 3 years not 1 B-1 WSO in the AF who was a senior Captain/junior Major got sent to a staff job without going to IDE first?
  6. Wrong--some guys are getting "chosen" to go to staff, just not the ones who aren't. Reference my post from last week.
  7. IMO your SR was speeding on your PRF. If your SR only had 2 IPZ and no DPs to give then the #1 guy's push would have said something like "If I had a DP to give then it would be automatic". Your SR then competed at the MLR and got him a DP. So your SR stating "If I had one more DP to give" is speeding since your SR never had a DP to give in the fist place. The good news is the fact that your SR was trying to help you out...but I'm curious what your PRF (and the #1 guy's) looked like when it went up to the MLR. Usually SRs call each other out on that stuff. I would have to look at your
  8. Not how it worked when I had a seat at the table and nor should it work the way you describe. The #1 Major in the wing when I was the DS was a 2nd year Major (pilot), and he was pretty damn sharp, but was not an IDE select on his board. The #2 Major was the lead JAG and he was definitely a sharp officer...but also wasn't meeting his IPZ board for a couple years. I also saw 2nd year Captains getting a wing strat, and it's not because they were being discussed as a future GO. Only a very small percentage of CGOs will ever be a Wg CC and a much even smaller percentage will be a General.
  9. The hard truth why you weren't PCSd to a job outside of the wing is that others were being pushed above you. I know that sucks to hear, but that's the truth and someone in a leadership posistion didn't have the guts to tell you. Ten years ago it might have been different and you would have maybe been able to squeak a job into a NAF or DRU (i.e. Safety Center, AFOTEC, etc), but with the rated manning the way it is, only so many non school guys are going to be sent to staff. As for the Wing job, unfortunately I'm not suprised. I was a Wing DS and sat on several wing strat meetings with t
  10. The reason so many guys get passed over ABZ is that their records aren't magically going to be stronger than the IPZ year in which they were originally passed over. It typically only gets worse 2ABZ and so on. By and large the dudes who get passed over for O-5 were going to get passed over no matter what year they competed IPZ. There are definitely a small handful of guys who might have made it one year vs the next, etc but that's not the majority of the guys getting passed over IPZ. Does it suck for those guys who were on the cusp--most definitely. But had those guys had gotten picke
  11. As bad as Schwartz was, the "everyone is a warrior" crap happened well before Schwartz.
  12. But 382 (if memory serves) was max structurable. I definitely saw well over 300 on an area solo...but the ol' Tweet, she would never tell a soul!
  13. You're a functional at AFPC? Cool--what branch?
  14. Always is. Besides, if a dude can't make it through academics (which is entirely under your own control), then I don't want that dude in any other airframe. So either we need the rest of the storie or accept the fact that the AF got this one right.
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