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  1. It’s bs if they gave out slots then take them away. There’s probably no good option here but something like the deferments of the early 90s would be better than nothing. Essentially, some dudes’ pilot training classes were delayed 2-3 years and they did a tour as a missileer, skycop, acquisition, etc. while they waited. At least give folks the option to do something like that. Otherwise it’s just another broken promise.
  2. No sweat. I’m sure the American public will deduce though your brilliant writing that by “pocket the extra cash” you obviously meant that because the “cheap motel down the road” has free waffles in the lobby so they can pocket the $2.99 in per diem they would have spent on an egg mcmuffin. That was crystal clear. Not sure how I missed it the first time. Your article was (mostly) spot on. That particular point was very poorly made. Don’t get all sensitive about it. It wasn’t a personal shot at you. I’m just telling you how it read.
  3. What do you mean by some “preferred to pocket the extra money”? Are you implying that you think you can get a room at less than the government rate and legally claim the full rate (not actual cost) and pocket the difference? Because that’s what it looks like you’re implying.
  4. I suffered for about a decade but just chalked it up to normal fighter pilot back/neck pain and sucked it up. About 7 years ago I started having random weakness in my right arm and fessed up to the flight doc. Long story short, turned out it was due to my neck and eventually ended up having anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery at C6/C7. Translation: they took out my old degenerated disc that was pressing on my spinal cord and replaced it with a chunk of bone from a cadaver plus a plate and screws. Sounds nasty. Was no big deal. I can’t tell you how glad I am I had the surgery. I’m an old school believer that you don’t go to the doc unless you need a flight physical or are dying, but in my case they said no amount of Motrin or physical therapy could ever have made me feel better. I suffered like a fool for about a decade. As uncomfortable as I was all the time, I didn’t really realize how much misery I was in until I was no longer in misery after the surgery.. 6 months post-op I had a waiver to fly fighters again. My understanding is that one level fusion is waiverable, more than that is not. But I could be wrong about that.
  5. Are we still talking about adversaries? We don’t build multi-billion dollar red air fleets to experiment with potential new technologies and we certainly don’t/wouldn’t/shouldn’t to develop potential new blue capes. We do that with s&t, prototypes and demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Why? What difference does it make if an aggressor is manned or unmanned? How much do you think it would cost to design and build a supersonic, LO, agile, unmanned airplane with a modern fused air-to-air sensor suite and what would the possible benefit be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Delta cares. That’s why they’re being sued for USERRA violations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Harrumph. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Not that it really matters, but WSEP is ACC. There’s AFMC (DT) and ACC (OT) at Elgin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That’s funny right there Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. -Can easily get fired from airline job for this. Will be no hiding it once the orders are turned in. -Can also get disciplined from military for this.
  13. ARTs can’t legally be on mil leave for any civilian day.
  14. Never, ever, ever believe the glossy brochure.
  15. But orders less than 30 days (or 31, can’t remember) don’t give you BAH or tricare. So breaking it up like this would be worse on you financially than just paying for your own place to crash.
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