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    Questions on the GI Bill (Tuition Aid)

    YMMV, but I found the Emerald Coast interview prep to be well worth the money, as did others in my Sqdn. Granted the current airline hiring environment is very permissive, but I got hired at my #1 choice on the first crack. The prep class I attended was 95% military dudes, and I think that everyone was a little shocked at how differently civilian companies perceive answers to interview questions. A tweak here and there may be the difference between the CJO or a TBNT. Technique only.
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    Top Gun 2

    Oh it will take a little more than that...
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    Gun Talk

    Does Springfield have an official military discount, similar to the Glock one?
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    Bombing In Zambo

    So that is why we get HFP for landing there. I thought it was for dodging the goats and dogs that always cross the runway.
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    Boeing Type Rating?

    I don't believe they would give a 717 type. The 717 designator is now used for the Boeing version of the DC-9.
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    Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Q&A

    One downside to rolling your funds into the TSP is that there are only a few investment choices offered. An IRA from Fidelity/Vanguard/etc. would give you a lot more options.
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    PIT Crash Pad

    How about Casa Salchicha (Sausage House)? I think you should save the 600 count linens for yourself and get some latex/vinyl sheets for those beds.
  8. Exactly. Just in case I don't perform the Four Engine Flameout Boldface in time, I want the wife and baby(on the way) to have sufficient funds to live on. Never underestimate how much you need or may need in the future. I have no problem paying the yearly premium, it means I made it through another year! For the younger and single dudes, it may seem like a waste of money, but I would look into getting a policy asap. You can save some serious coin by locking in when you are young. You never know when a health problem might make you ineligible for coverage. My 6.9 cents, FWIW.
  9. SGLI is a good deal, especially for flyers. I have an additional $300K from USAA. It's a 30 year term, no war or aviation clause, for about $45 a month.
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