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war007afa last won the day on February 18

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  1. NAFs became the place to hide personnel when PBD720 pushed hard on the staff cuts for the Pentagon and MAJCOMs. Most of the NAFs liaise with a COCOM (notable exceptions) which makes it easy to validate the billets when it comes time to slash some more flesh off of the bone, leaving them immune in many cases to losing bodies. Don’t a lot of the rated NAF positions still get to fly? In MAJCOMs or other staffs it’s rare to be able to continue to fly while doing the staff gig.
  2. There's a ton of concern with the waist measurement because Airmen were going through such extreme measures in order to pass that a few actually died last year (forget the actual number, but it was >5). Apparently all of the parlor tricks used beyond diet and exercise proved fatal for some. Plus, the trend of laxing standards seems to be in full swing this year.
  3. Hardly ever, and we pushed the HAF to create a standardized and streamlined process for them to do it. ”No” is a 4-letter word...
  4. SWA jet landing in Austin took a human to the engine cowling as they landed. Pilot apparently “maneuvered” to miss? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/southwest-airlines-jet-plane-hits-kills-person-austin-airport/#app
  5. So here's an interesting read from Task and Purpose. Dude refused to turn over his weapons after making threatening comments to his chain-of-command in an email. When they went to his on-base residence to take his guns away, he went full Code of Conduct on that ass. What I love the most about this is how his wife turned it into a team sport: "Injerd’s wife then opened the front door to their home, and the airman retreated into the house, shut the door, broke a back window, crawled out, scaled the base perimeter face and escaped into the woods. https://taskandpurpose.com/news/missing-airman-dyess-air-force-base
  6. About 7 more engines! <cue drums>
  7. Balancing of all the Palace programs, the VLPADs, Reserve activations, etc. against the people who elected to announce separations and retirements (this is the one that's likely holding everything up; people who were on their way out the door and had announced it 11+ months in advance looked out the window and saw the Wizard of Oz-esque shitstorm of employment opportunity due to the pandemic). They put a bunch of effort into backstopping things like Rated-required staff billets with a bunch of people who are put on short-term funded orders and now they're worried about being over end-strength DOPMA requirements. Sort of a shit deal for the Air Force to stop action on the flexibility of folks to change or remove separation dates. It pisses me off to no end how this organization stops giving two shits about caring about the people who comprise it as soon as they announce intentions to move on. People are expected to work all the way until their last day in the Air Force; why shouldn't the Air Force also be expected to work for them?
  8. I was sitting outside on the balcony outside our AirBnB last night watching the world go by (which mostly consisted of some lady yelling at people outside a liquor store a few blocks away) and I couldn't help but reflect: how ironic is it that so many people have asked for things to slow down, more time with their families, less queep, and extraneous nonvalue-added requirements to slide off the plate, and when most of that is delivered (albeit in the midst of a fairly shitty situation and under less-than-ideal circumstances), all we want to do is bitch about it and go back to the way things were? Is this what transitioning to the airlines is going to be like? //S
  9. Some bros returning from 365s or other deployments who already had accruals in the system (I have over 100 I had until 2022 to get below 30 before the authorization dropped).
  10. Accumulation to 120 ends 30 Sep 20. Time to use said 120 ends 30 Sep 23.
  11. This is my hell, right now (literally the exact same situation with HHG). We're rolling in an AirBnB until it we're cleared to go. Demand is down for lodging at the moment, so that's a positive we have going for us right now.
  12. Interestingly enough, this conversation isn't just limited to this forum. I offer the attached for your bathroom reading: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2007637
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