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jazzdude last won the day on September 14 2018

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  1. Sooooo... Any rumors on this year's bonus or when it'll be released? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. Nah, we're the greatest military to have ever existed. There's nothing we can't do. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. Just finishing up ACSC-DL, and it's been somewhat interesting. Probably would be more interesting if I had more time to delve deeper into the material. But it does make me scratch my head and wonder why we do the things the way we do, especially when what is taught in PME seems to be 180 out from what is practiced. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. Meaningful deployments that actually matter. The stupid PowerPoint builder deployments need to go, but they aren't the only ones. Even stupid flying deployments need to go. You can only move the same pallet of literal garbage, or the same vehicles back and forth, before you start to wonder why you're there away from home. How about also admitting that a 365 is actually a remote (i.e. PCS), and not an ITDY? Yeah, I may have volunteered for the military and the deployments associated with it. But if you take away the meaning from the work, and don't increase pay to compete with the civilian sector (that generally doesn't need that meaning or sense of patriotism), well, don't be surprised when people don't volunteer to stay any longer. Maybe getting into wars with no realistic and achievable end goal is also strategically stupid to the overall health of the military, and a huge drain on national resources. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. Or did they just split them into 2x 179s that can't be 3-day opted? That's not really solving the problem Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. The army is rated higher. The army does 1 year deployments. Therefore, the air force would improve if we did 1 year deployments. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. jazzdude

    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    I think you're right, can't turn down a 179 if it's tasked before you have a separation date. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. jazzdude

    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Any word/rumors on the leather jacket and 2 piece flight suit? Love the 2 piece, but it's cold out... Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  9. Upon more research, I was wrong. Sorry for spreading bad gouge. I was passed over as a captain, so my research was through that lens, and for which continuation looks different. http://dopma-ropma.rand.org/selective-continuation.html Sent from my SM-T700 using Tapatalk
  10. There is no selecting how long your continuation is for, just continued or not. There is a max tenure for a rank that you can be continued to. But there is no commitment by you or the AF. The AF could decide to non continue you at any point before sanctuary (ref the 150ish continued majors who had the rug pulled out from under them in 2012). You can decide to separate/retire before high year tenure, barring any ADSCs you agree to. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Nametags, briefing sticks, etc...

    Quality wasn't where it should've been. The heritage patch looked off, and it just felt flimsy. I'd recommend getting a sample first before a full buy. It was a new product for them when my last sq ordered them, so hopefully they've improved their visor covers over the last couple years to match the quality of their other items. Customer service was great through, were able to return the visor covers for a refund. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. DOPMA would takes precedence. But I think HYT for O-4 is 24 years. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Nametags, briefing sticks, etc...

    Got my briefing sticks a couple years ago at aviatorgear, pretty happy with them. Did great with customizing decals. Ramaworld does patches, bag take, scarves, etc. Also happy with their stuff, minus their visor covers Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  14. jazzdude

    Flying with an automatic watch

    High G on a mechanical watch can make it worse at keeping time, since the springs and the other internals can stretch. But yeah, a mechanical watch on its best day won't keep time better than a quartz watch Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  15. jazzdude

    Flying with an automatic watch

    Flew with my c-17 bremont in the T-6. Probably lost about 5-10 seconds a day, which was worse than before flying as a UPT IP. Good enough for upt. Quartz is going to be more accurate, and probably easier to read at night. But the Bremont is cooler than the Timex/G-shock... Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk