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pawnman last won the day on August 13

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  1. Yep. When they changed the scoring last time, they changed "shall" to "should" and effectively eliminated PT from the duty day.
  2. By "we" you mean "oil companies". Our government isn't selling it. My bigger point is that even if we have enough to export, closing the Straits will cause global economic impact that will certainly affect the US adversely. We've already got a trade war going... Not sure how well we'd weather a global oil crisis on top of that. All of that said, don't get me wrong. I want the US out of the Middle East. The only people happier than Islamic terrorists about the blood and treasure we've spent there is our global competitors like China and Russia. They are both thrilled that we've beaten our equipment and people to shit over a patch of sand that's been unconquerable since Alexander the Great.
  3. Sounds good in theory, but oil is a global market. Supply goes down, price goes up... Regardless of where in the world the oil is extracted.
  4. We have a block for ETICs longer than an hour. I've never explicitly asked Top 3 to update my ORM, but it's a factor that you don't become aware of until after step.
  5. That's why I refuse to use EFBs and only carry paper TOs everywhere. Kids today are so spoiled...🙄
  6. Take a breather there, J. Jonah Jameson.
  7. If I were an ops SQ/CC, I'd tell the FSS/CC to pound sand.
  8. I don't know how it's worked in your units, but I'm mine it's been "hey bud, when do you have some time? I need to do a PT test." "Sure, how about X day at Y time?" "Great, see you there"
  9. Gotta convince your squadron commander to take back PT tests. I can take one with a same-day text and my PTL will bring all the paperwork to the gym for me.
  10. Yeah, but they were smart enough not to give us the necessary ratings to go to the airlines
  11. That was my strategy too...
  12. He's going to do well at UPT.
  13. I don't have all the answers, I've never taught UPT. But I'd guess many of the same metrics that make a good USAFA, OTS or ROTC instructor make a good UPT instructor as well. It doesn't have to be a 100% solution, and it doesn't have to be a competitive board. You just need a way to screen out the people who shouldn't be there. Getting through that board wouldn't guarantee an assignment... It would just open the possibility.
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