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magnetfreezer last won the day on June 18 2016

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  1. CSAR to AFSOC? What do the customers think?

    Interesting discussion here http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?s=901d9e51cc8a14c5513b30f6357692d0&t=57577 from 11 years ago when CSAR was moved from AFSOC to ACC - rationale seems to have been more funding / priority vs competing with SOF missions programatically.
  2. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Except voting - plenty of opposition to ID requirements or even the current ban on felons voting.
  3. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    We probably have a moral problem not a gun problem... these folks https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html who are not right leaning by any means (Nate Silver's 538 analysts) can't find a gun control solution that will work, and Chicago (where guns are almost 100% illegal, and 100% illegal for felons) had 57 murders in September alone.
  4. When you need flight boots your flying unit will issue them
  5. Flight Pay increases

    Until you get passed over for O-5 and non-continued (or even RIFed).
  6. KC-46A Info

    Avoid clouds, the sun, and neutral borders?
  7. 1801 Handling Question

    Get an account for AISR and put it in directly, it'll go straight to whatever center you put in to the address block and you get an ACK back. That's what A1C Snuffy does when you hand him the piece of paper. Unfortunately some base ops do try to play the middleman, we've had jets get denied taxi clearance by ground or even held short by tower at a TDY base because base ops didn't have a signed paper copy of the flight plan the crew e-filed (never mind they can log into AISR and see everything).
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Question (to paraphrase): If the AF is so concerned about rated retention, why the lower promotion rates for rated on the recent boards Answer/analogy: The quarterback is the star player on the football team, but we need to remember that the game couldn't happen without everyone else, even the waterboy. I'm pretty sure I have less training to do to become a waterboy for the Patriots than to replace Tom Brady... Also, if we think we have it bad because of XXX, we need to go to see those in Walter Reed and reconsider if we really have it that bad.
  9. More SARC briefings soon.

    Those officers could also advise the commanders on avoiding any type of offense to political correctness - could call them "political officers" for short
  10. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Spreading to part of the CAF - AFGSC copied the AMC crossflow program for bombers. Some of the guys coming over as Capts do OK, but dropping B-52 O-6 leadership without combat experience into B-1 command positions is another matter.
  11. F-35 Lightning info

    More likely justification is "jointness", with the mandate for common requirements/platform for all services, putting room in the fuselage for the B model's STOVL hardware couldn't possibly have helped things. There's probably a reason the Marines have both the hornet and harrier.
  12. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Don't disagree on the volunteering, and I don't know if the tower chief could possibly have handled that situation at a base (such as AMC or Navy) without a SOF.
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Good words, I think it is somewhat of a filter and check that they have the right mentality. In addition, to lead tactical aviators, you are making a lot of tactical decisions (FEASCAPs, changing regs, ranking for upgrades, backing up your crews when an incident happens). To have credibility in those decisions you need to either have the experience to understand what you are talking about or listen to subordinates who are the experts, since most can't seem to do the latter they need the former.
  14. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    A lot more than 300 NM away + immediate target prosecution with flight lead control vs GO level meddling after 10 hours of ISR
  15. How do you feel about your airframe and mission?

    Unlikely, lots of institutional inertia (many of the B-52 guys I've talked to have had the same issue for longer) Several have, they tend to use the normal B-2 hiring process vs Striker Vista though.