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  1. Well that’s the response you are going to get when you gather ten junior grade mouthpieces to testify before Congress that “it’s not about the money.” You would need an “inception” to remove that mindset from Congress at this point.
  2. Mostly concerned about the manpower cost dedicated to that process.
  3. Maybe a bit too big picture (and probably mentioned already) but perhaps DoD should consider consolidating and centralizing common support functions throughout the enterprise (Finance, Public Affairs, Contracting, JAG/OSI/NCIS, Chaplain, Medical...maybe I'm off base with some of these but you get it). Make these similarly-themed support agencies leaner and harness the remaining manpower to assist operational agencies in each branch where there are shortfalls. JTFR, UCMJ, Medicine/Dentists, Journalists..honestly, how much of that stuff needs to be branch specific? And if it is...why? And God knows how many civilians/contractors come with those pieces for each service. Hell, why do our aspiring officer candidates need to go through 5 different applications, congressional interviews, and selection processes for each service academy? Everything about the government seems so damn bloated and superflous! I'm sure its been said before but stuff like this could help not only our Air Force, but our overall national defense and spending.
  4. Christ, people! Chang is a classically trained troller. His last post was a dead giveaway and he probably overplayed his hand. You all take him way too seriously. It's kind of funny actually.
  5. GENERAL CARLTON D. EVERHART II 1983 Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1989 Master of Science degree in Business Management, University of Arkansas 1995 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar 1996 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 2001 Air War College, by seminar 2002 Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 2006 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va. 2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina 2010 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.2010 U.S. - Russia Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 2011 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.2012 Joint Flag Officer Warfighter Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.2014 Pinnacle Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.2014 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo. Please don't let all this education go to waste by resorting to the simplest solution to resolve the most critical issue you will likely ever face.
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    RQ-4 Global Hawk

  7. Endangered species, mate.
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  11. Apparently she doesn't have a "krystal ball" because she certainly didn't see that prank coming....
  12. Does this fall under the "it's only important if somebody has to ask you to do it twice" tactic most commonly employed by execs?
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Whoa whoa whoa. So you're saying the Air Force should be compensating it's most highly skilled, high cost to produce, war-fighting personnel who genuinely risk their lives every day they step into the cockpit MORE than $200 a month over their non-rated peers?. GTFO! What gave you this crazy idea of a more "corporate"-like Air Force?