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  1. disgruntledemployee

    EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program)

    Fight. Everyone needs something medically every year, and seeing an eye doc on glasses is nothing "Special." EFMP is for those that require specific special care like a Developmental Pediatrician or many of the therapist types that may be hard to find. If you filled out the screener saying no, then that should be it. Roll in with the boss on the lunacy and this could work its way out in no time. Also, ask for a reg reference saying you have to enroll. BTW, EFMP approval process for PCS is excruciatingly painful and slow. We ended up disenrolling (no small feat) as we knew better what we needed and how to get it. Good luck Out
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    Space Corps Good or Bad?

    It's called NASA. When we start installing port holes for the men to shoot out on our spaceships, then we can start a military space force. Or when the aliens attack. Either one works for me. Out
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    The Next President is...

    Maybe some of you eat this stuff up. Perhaps, you're confident your horse will win. I'm actually nauseated for our future. I'm turning off the TV and watching some Netflix. I'll wake up tomorrow and maybe I'll care to see what happened. I need a beer. Out
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    Leaving family behind for UPT?

    We had our 1st kid during UPT and I did well enough to get something I wanted to fly. There was a guy with a family that wasn't there with him at UPT - struggled and almost didn't make it. Another guy with about to be new wife who didn't move too, he washed out. Our class had lots of married guys and even with kids. Staying together is best. Always. So, either do it together or not at all. And we had plenty of guard guys in my class too; all but 1 were married, and all brought their ladies. Out
  5. I think that more distance from an O-6 the better when it comes to Sq/CCs doing their job (some Gp/CCs are an exception and let their Sq/CCs run their own show). More time was spent trying to feed and care the OG than was spent trying to work for the folks. Ever talk to someone running a GSU where the big boss is hundreds/thousands of miles away? Now at the wing level, I can see more of a CC and DO tag team construct coming. "Joe, you make sure the operations of the wing runs, and I'll so all that commander stuff." Lastly, I can see some interesting dynamics between ops and mx. Many a place where we had great working relationships with our MX counterparts, but got fucked up by the group level fighting. It's like a big family get together where everyone's kids play well but the parents just bitch at each other. Out
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    The first thing I did was remove all that velco from the pockets. I probably removed more from other areas. Overall, for a hot, dirty place, the 2-piece worked well. As for boots, at the time greenies were mandatory, but after a few weeks of desert dust and mud, they were semi-permanently tan. I did enjoy my boonie cap though, even flattened it to look like this guy hat! Out
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    Leadership at the 'Deid

    I could have sworn I just heard the many Horses of the Apocalypse. And even better than AMD going stateside, it'd be a fine job for a gaggle of civilians. They love inflexible processes. Out
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    Gun Talk

    I have a mix of regular aluminum and Magpuls. I then wanted something that will stand the test of time (i.e., if anyone ever banned future sales, they'd last forever) and picked up a few stainless steel mags. Out
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    Queep Contractors, we got some, do you?

    And that was my last point. If the AF sees the money it has to pay to lick itself, maybe they'll stop doing it. Nah, they'll just make the sq do it again (free labor). Out
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    But the chineses already have the keys, ruskies too. Oh well, probably makes it easier for them to catalog and index. They must go ape shit trying to figure out Operation Donut Friday. Out
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    Queep Contractors, we got some, do you?

    Spend the time fixing the glitch, take care of them well until then, and hopefully they'll take even better care than you. Show them what it means to bend over backwards to take care of things. Push feedback to CCs and up. I've had the pleasure and displeasure of working with non-mil and contractors are a mixed bag. Nice thing is that a contractor can be easily replaced and saw it happen (very quickly too). But a civ/cntr in training as the backbone, day to day guy... priceless. A civ in scheduling, nice. A civ doing all that other bullshit, like those dumbass 6-mo inspection checklists, that'll pay for itself. My idea, make all execs in all levels civs and you'll have mind numbing, glass breaking, career shattering, OMFG the world is ending, reactions!!!! But who knows, if the AF sees itself paying more for queep, maybe they'll get rid of it. HA! There's my joke for the year, had you all going, huh. Out
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    Gun Talk

    Yep, I too like to shoot in "Full semi-auto." Out
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    AFSOC Leadership Drain

    Yep, I worked with an spec ops O-6 and he tried to stay in the game. But he too saw the effort was futile and now flies something that Boeing makes and crewed with flight attendants. He probably would have been a decent general. Out
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    Gun Talk

    The average age for school mass shooters is likely much younger. I can envision states, even a Congress and President, enacting an age 21 rule. We already age restrict alcohol, which occurred because parents and communities were tired of their teenage kids dying in drunk driving accidents. It won't stop school shootings, but it may reduce them. That's why they'll try. However, how many kids break into the parents' liquor cabinet? Out
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    The new airline thread

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    Gun Talk

    It's a complete new process under a separate CMP entity, and its a bit involved. Look at the CMP website for news and links. Start jumping Out
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    The new airline thread

    I know a guy at our company that finished indoc/training/100 hrs (consolidation) and the took mil leave (deployment, I think) while in the probationary year. It just pushed back the end date of probation (need to have a year of work with us), which he later met. So if you did mil leave after training, you could be on probation the entire time on mil leave. When you return years later, there are risks such as requal and check, relearning the airline ways, etc. Get through probation and then take mil leave is safest. Now any airline worth their profits will adjust aimpoint when a dude drops mil leave (since they know the duration) and hire appropriately. Out
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    Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    But sarcasm is so much fun. Low-lifer, Out
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    Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    And stop breathing on me. You're passing germs and contributing to increasing CO2 levels and raising the Earth's temperature. Sheesh. Out
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    VA Loans

    Ok, I'll follow up with calls, but I'm seeking a little clarification from our experts. I plan on building a customized home, (local builder, make the plan, build it). I planned on getting the construction loan. I understood the process of a construction loan to VA loan as not costing anything more than a regular VA loan (with VA disability rating). However, reading above it looks like there may be a refinance cost by doing it this way. If so, I'm definitely going to look for VA financing off the bat for construction. Out
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    Latest Movies

    If you're refering to Luke, as I recall he used to bullseye swamprats in his T-16. He was playing with a model of it while lamenting his lame farm life to a pair of desert find robots. So yeah, in our world, if you can drive a 4 wheeler, you can pilot an F-22 in no time.
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    Help with a Divorce

    You will be much better off with a solid resolution before UPT. Maybe help, therapy, intervention, and the such can get you there. You probably know the outcome in your heart regardless of what advice you get. UPT is hard. My class had a lot of older folks. Those with good marriages did well, even the guys with kids. A few that had rocky personal relationships struggled; one almost failed out, one dropped out. The spouses do a lot to help with success. Good luck, I hope you find a solution
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    Air Force to begin testing enlisted pilots

    Easy fix. 1. Gather those Es that want to pilot 2. Put em in the pipeline (good luck, I hear its full) 3. Upon completion of UPT, they commission as 2d Lt, start a 10yr ADSC, and begin their journey towards the airlines. Welcome to the party, folks. 4. Oh, and to qualify they need a 4yr degree. In the end they look just like any other pilot. Out
  24. But in standard AF CYA, dog piling events is right out of the Management 3-1. "You're fired for what we think you did, what they think you did, for what we think your inside thoughts think you did, and what the media thinks anyone ever did." Out