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    Rambo: Last Blood trailer looks a bit sketchy. I liked Rambo with PTSD in foreign jungles killing commies. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. If dependents move from Overseas to new base to start school and member stays overseas for a month, can BAH/OHA be received at the same time or is it one / another? I’d assume double dipping not allowed which makes sense. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. I was floored how much fun an RV-8 was to fly. I’ve had a good family cruiser since I was 25, love it. The wife and I used to load it with camping gear for long trips. Stop when we got tired or wx was an issue and set up camp. We did Atlanta to Alaska and it was awesome. I don’t enjoy heavy IFR, I also had a mechanical close call once so I’m Much more cautious now of terrain and weather. The freedom of private flying is where it’s at for me. I love jets but the USAF doesn’t make flying really much fun overall. I’ll fly long after military work is done. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. I think she got promoted AFTER this stuff. No surprise. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. 4-star background? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. The beauty of having a CAS flexible aircraft is that you have options. Not just with sensors and vis lookout but with different weapons. I know I can put down a mark with a rocket, 20mm or 30mm if I have questions. And that’s after the myriad of other ways I can check friendly positions. A B-1 costs as much per hour as 4 x F-16s or A-10’s so this decision wasn’t a “it’s good force economy” For me this was a lot of contributing factor with the root cause being wrong asset, wrong time in the wrong role. Plotting/tracking the friendlies is a basic CAS skill set. If you think this is the first time that dudes called in air strikes on their posit you are wrong. Happens more often than you know however good CAS pilots stepped in and broke the chain before pickling. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. It is UFBelievable to me as well. I knew this type of stuff on my first night TGP sortie as did everyone else but then again in a jet with a basic CAS friendly design (being able to look outside) you could match your IR pointer on the pod to the flashing IR markers on the ground and even if you’d never been told, it’d be 100% obvious in 1 second. Again, root cause was sending a airframe not suited for the scenario because we got complacent in having anything bomb capable slinging a PHM and declaring it an awesome CAS asset (Thanks Welsh) I remember my first time running a TGP in the back of a Learjet, daytime trying to find targets coordinating with the pilot and another guy in back while getting SA from the small window outside. Complete sh-tshow and my hats off to the bone guys that can do it but drove home that even at 100%, it’s a limited concept. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Dude, the honest answer to that is that was probably one of the very few times a B-1 has ever had to deconflict “close” fires in a complex situation and it went bad. 100% of the tine I saw employment was either BOC or a BOT well away from any friendlies with no time constraints. I’m not knocking you guys. You do a helluva a job with what you can. You are just SEVERELY limited by your airframe in any slightly complex CAS scenario. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. Damn, it’s almost as if CAS is the detailed integration of Ground and Air forces to avoid fratricide when forces get “close” and are fighting requiring a specialized skill set and weaponry. Shocking that a low level supersonic nuclear bombing platform asked to do the job had issues. Now some will say these are dickhead comments but I’ve tried CAS in a crewed B-1 type environment and it was tough. Need a hillside leveled in the Stan or some BOC, B-1 is great. Have a complex deconfliction problem requiring CAS and CAS weapons, you probably want a CAS aircraft with good vis, those weapons etc. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. Dude, do you have wings? Are you you T-1 or T-38 trained? The reason I ask s your options will vary during this pilot shortage on whether you washed out of RPA’s and got nowhere else to go (apologies RPA guys) or washed from a F-16 FTU and trying to get into a crew airframe. If you have wings still, I’d think you have some options including guard/reserve. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Any chance for some unclass insight into this? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Did you see these capabilities or were they “advertised” as having them? Be VERY skeptical when anyone outside the US offers a warfighting capability. A lot is put on paper for show but you’d be shocked at what some call their ability to do CAS or CSAR vs the US standard. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. Reported to be Hydraulic failure. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Finally this thread got worth reading. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. 1986. If you look the last part of the clip you see some numbered jets lined up. Those are 339’s of the Italian Frecce Tricolore which rarely make it overseas. They had a big North American tour in 1986. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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