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war007afa last won the day on November 17 2018

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  1. Not sure this invalidates his argument. Are you really measuring VO2 max with anaerobic events (like max piss-poor reps in a minute)? And he’s right: the age bands are ridiculous. A 39 year-old is leaps and bounds different than a 30 year-old. Can’t even imagine what the poor 49 year-old bastards go through.
  2. Every airshow I’ve ever done we sold damn near anything we brought with us and had to watch to make sure no one tried to walk off with “souvenirs” from the airplane. One dude literally tried to take one of the fire extinguishers and thought we wouldn’t notice. Zaps and T-shirts did well. So did fleeces and sweatshirts. Patches are always popular but you can get in iffy territory if they aren’t bought by the booster club. Coozies are also usually popular.
  3. war007afa

    Divorce

    Have your lawyer draft the agreement for her taking sole possession of the home and refinancing under sole ownership in a set amount of time in the decree. Did this with my ex and made it nice and clean and protects you in court should she fail to do so or pay.
  4. So putting aside the border politics, this article highlights over $1B in available bonus and incentive money sitting on the budget floor, yet the decision to limit pilot bonuses to $35K and not renegotiate for higher dollar amounts remains DoD status quo. What say you? https://apnews.com/ba6c2bc1fa024393801131bfbaa9cd89
  5. war007afa

    Divorce

    It sucks, brother. Been there. Solid advice from the bros above. I had help from a good number of great dudes (many here on this forum). Stay healthy. Relax your mind. Avoid assigning blame or wasting time trying to make her act rationally (you can’t want it more than the other person). People change and there’s nothing you can do about it. Be yourself and keep the job in the crosscheck. And most importantly: be the best dad you can possibly be. Mine turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I moved on to a much different relationship and didn’t know what I’d been missing. Any time you need help with anything, don’t be afraid to reach out. You aren’t the only person to ever go through it. Good luck.
  6. I’d say ~3%, statistically speaking...
  7. Isn’t this why we have WIC? So commanders can do command shit and have an expert like this on staff to integrate/deconflict effects?
  8. Local voucher is a decent fix. When they cancelled the orders in DTS, it should have had a message where it says something about fees paid, etc that the cancelling party likely blew past without reading where it could have been fixed in seconds. Sometimes we’re too efficient for ourselves...
  9. What the hell are you talking about? Not quite to Stockholm Syndrome yet, but your data points are entirely misinformed. After 7 months in the Kabubble, I haven't once had an "Enshallah" moment" from a student I've flown with. There have been a few "Hey, that runway looks a lot like a taxiway, don't you think?" moments, but no one here is holding a gun to anyone's head to prevent any nefarious activity. The ARC dudes coming here are flying and enjoying life. Most volunteer; haven't heard many stories of anyone having to be coerced to do it. Extending an ARC dude takes a Presidential Decree, it seems. When they volunteer to stay longer (and many of them do), they're told "no" by the powers-that-be. Force protection is an important element of what we do, but there is very little concern about 99.9% of the dudes we fly with. These guys are typically targeted more than Americans by extremists and still come to work to fight the good fight. And they're constantly under a microscope. You do have an AD commander, who is on a 365 and allows free reign of expertise across the MDSs. And no one is doing room inspections. So there is that.
  10. Almost as good as the article shitting on a piano burning, because God forbid anyone be memorialized in a traditional fashion...
  11. Except the reason we’re even talking about it was as a way to shorten an ADSC without a waiver.
  12. The caution here is that selecting 24 and asking for 20 later then complicates asking for separation due to ADSC, requiring waiver instead of the automation in ADSC reduction associated with selecting 20. Know what you truly want and do some soul searching when you get to this junction. A lot of pieces and effects tied together. Love our personnel system 🤬
  13. I don’t think WIC and IDE in-res are mutually-exclusive, as that math implies. But you’re right in the general statement of difficulty you’re presenting.
  14. *dependinf on the current rules of the game The myPers site for Active Duty Officer Promotions Unser Continuation shows what the SecAF offerings are for critical career fields. Pretty much any career field with incentive to leave gives continutuation UP TO 24 YEARS. You don’t have to select 24 years. You can ask for continuation to 20. Seen it done and seen it in progress with signs of approval.
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