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ihtfp06

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  1. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    House wanted 48k in the last NDAA, Senate (McCain) insisted on it staying 35k. The Senate also wanted to include language that would automatically reduce the bonus for an MDS the following year when the take rate surpassed a certain percentage. Fortunately that didn’t make the final bill.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Uh, since when did they ever offer 50? It’s been capped at 25 by Federal Law until a couple years ago, and it’s currently capped at 35.
  3. New SOS in-correspondence

    Shut up, ICARUS was awesome! I was so happy I was picked to be a loggy and got to resupply my teams munitions!
  4. New SOS in-correspondence

    Yeah, the doers and the nonners.
  5. That’s incorrect, mine is the day I started phase 1.
  6. The AFOQT isn’t going to be any easier when you try to commission at a later date after enlisting. Take it now and talk to an officer recruiter. You seem to be making every excuse to avoid what is the obviously better option.
  7. Could our leadership be any shittier?
  8. Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    I don’t think we’ll ever see a tax increase coupled with a reduction in spending. The “haves” won’t want the tax increase, while the “have-nots” won’t stand for entitlement reduction. There isn’t a large enough segment of the population that is willing to take a personal hit for the greater good for such a thing to pass. I think what we’re seeing now, with tax cuts that will hopefully grow the economy and produce a net increase in tax revenue, coupled with entitlement reform (both of which the “haves” can get behind), is the best we can hope for.
  9. Roth IRA???

    ROTH IRA question for anyone in the know. I contributed the max amount, $5,500 each, to my and my wife’s accounts. My taxable income, due to 10 months tax free and using 14 days of tax free leave in one of the other months came out to around $10,100. Normally you can’t contribute more than your income, but is it taxable income or actual income that they care about?
  10. General assignments questions

    Sounds like the CC doesn’t have to give you the heads up though.
  11. Like Button

    I can see your name on Tapatalk.
  12. Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    IIRC, it never actually came to that with the last shutdown. They funded military pay separately so as to avoid looking like the ass clowns they are. I do recall though, when we had a pending shutdown (maybe in 2011?), where DFAS jumped the gun and fûcked up everyone’s paychecks.
  13. More Uniform Changes!

    I wish we bought the two piece in the green bag and tan bag colors rather than the OCP pattern. If they phase out the green bag, are they going to get rid of the A2 jackets also? A leather jacket with camo pants is going to look plenty goofy.
  14. The Next President is...

    I’ve done that in the past, but am wary that an overzealous AO or finance troop may whine to my Commander that I’m not complying with mandated use.
  15. The Next President is...

    Like having to use our Citi GTCs!
  16. Columbus AFB Information

    Notice he doesn’t deny the part about the roadhead.
  17. Columbus AFB Information

    10 bucks says he’s given roadhead in a Prius before.
  18. The new airline thread

    Wtf? It looked like that was the FO recording that from the lav.
  19. Air Force to begin testing enlisted pilots

    I don’t think he’s saying that. Why are we wasting 6-9 months of these test subjects’ time with no upside to them or the Air Force?
  20. Air Force to begin testing enlisted pilots

    Currently the longest enlistment term is 6+2 in the IRR. How can this possibly be seen as a good COA? Wider pay gap between enlisted and airline pay than officer/airline with a shorter contract??? Doubt anyone would stay past their initial enlistment.
  21. F-16 Students skip Phase III

    The “I don’t have to be a pilot” commercials probably aren’t helping.
  22. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    A 0 is less likely to have herpes though
  23. There’s an ADSC with the bonus. I don’t think a buy-out is an option unless they’re paying you to fail consecutive PT tests.
  24. Can anyone provide a referral offer on the Amex Everyday preferred that’s better than the 15k points public offer? PM me.
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