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  1. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Well that escalated quickly. Apparently so. Good info, sounds quite a bit different. If we were briefing a mission or reviewing mission slides at the squadron or ops facility, our crew rest was over.
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Maybe I'm confused as I've been a (ret) for a while now, but in this situation, didn't showing up to brief and look at mission slides effectively start your duty day and end your crew rest anyway?
  3. Trends in Air to Air Combat

    Usually flown single seat. The second seat is helpful to allow in-house upgrades and qualification though.
  4. The Congressman is back yo

    Or about $8600 after taxes...
  5. NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Well said Mr. Brown. “I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American,” Brown said. “I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/25/jim-brown-criticizes-kaepernick-style-protests-dont-desecrate-my-flag.html
  6. An old squadron bro of mine did his 20, half AD and half AGR in the reserves, and got his MBA along the way. Through networking with his MBA class (he went in residence) he got hired as a management consultant at Bain & Company when he retired and was making VERY good money. Through his contacts in that job, he was subsequently poached to a higher paying job and then poached again to his current job. Dude travels a hell of a lot (way more than me as an airline guy) but is making ridiculous money now. Seems to like it. Going in as a defense contractor has it's immediate perks and is a good skills fit but, depending on the job, can also have it's downsides a few years later. Business Development is a common job guys jump into after AD. I know a few guys who went down that path only to discover that their time of usefulness to the company was directly proportional to their still-relevant contacts on AD. Heavywanabe has more direct knowledge as he's apparently living it, but I've seen several dudes get disillusioned by their jobs after a few years of stagnation. The farther they got from active duty, current tactics and missions, etc, the less valuable they were for business development . Upward mobility into higher level management was harder to do than expected. Those jobs tended to go to folks with the civilian education and experience pedigree. Of course there are tons of defense contractor paths besides just business development. Initially I didn't want to go airlines and was targeting the defense industry. What ultimately turned me away from that path was when I called to talk to a friend of mine who was living that life. He called me back on a Sunday on his way back to work. Turns out he was working his 7th straight day of 10+ hour days getting ready for a big presentation or something. He was going back to the office on a Sunday cranking away with the rest of his team. He thrived on that kind of work and pressure but it made me shudder as I was trying to get away from that kind of schedule!
  7. NFL Ratings are Way Down

    It should be obvious but I'll spell it out for you. The national museum that is supposed to highlight African American History and Culture chose to highlight a poorly conceived protest by a rich, marginally effective NFL quarterback, but not a black Supreme Court Justice who worked his way from nothing to the highest court in the land.
  8. NFL Ratings are Way Down

    An exhibit about Kaepernick?? That museum just killed their credibility.
  9. What is right with the Air Force

    62nd is a lucky squadron, Juice is one of the good guys.
  10. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yeah, it wasn't too long after I went that the fun police at AU stomped out that practice. We never asked, just did it but they eventually put out a formal complaint and policy forbidding it. Never mind that we kept landing currency and actually logged a couple RAP counters. That's just mission shit... A good deal, both for pilots and the AF was detected and therefore crushed.
  11. Renewing FAA Class 1 while deployed

    So you basically need a new Class 1. Hopefully I'm wrong and there is another way but I think your only options are: Option 1: Find an on base doc who is also an FAA Class 1 AME - unlikely but there may be one Option 2: Wait until you get home - January is plenty early with an October separation date. Absolute last resort (if even allowed) and terrible Option IMO: Use one of the 3 Local AMEs the FAA says can do Class 1s.
  12. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Back in the Good Ole Days, we were allowed to fly on the weekends during SOS. My squadron sent two jets to Maxwell for one of the middle weekends and I got 2 BFM sorties each on Saturday and Sunday, with the RON at Eglin to hit the Destin beaches Saturday night. It made SOS much more palatable.
  13. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    If that description is true, that Squadron Commander displayed total and complete incompetence. That kind of decision clearly displays a lack of qualification for the job. Big picture people, it's not hard...
  14. More SARC briefings soon.

    Exactly. What a ridiculous report. Apparently according to the authors, because there won't be many of them, the costs, when compared to the total force, will be small, so therefore inconsequential. Except they don't really mention how it will impact the units where they're assigned but barely work due to all the shenanigans required to appease their confusion about reality. I also love the recommendation that the military should create transgender SMEs and "Gender Advisors" for commanders. Gender Advisors. Because apparently Gender is so complex and variable that we need specially trained advisors. GMAFB. What a joke and complete waste of time.
  15. More SARC briefings soon.

    First off, it's not "my" study. That was just the first study I came across. There are plenty of other sources if you care to look. That study compiled results from 42 other studies over 19 years. So lots of data. You seem to be going out of your way to try to prove trannies don't have issues and should be able to serve. Why? They have serious mental issues, and the condition has a name in Psychiatry, Gender Dysphoria. Those issues and confusion lead to higher cases of suicide attempts. So yeah, they're more prone to suicide.