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  1. Stop over point

    Stupid shit like this REALLY helps the retention issue.
  2. Texas Church Shooting

    Agreed. Sadly, any accountability will likely fall on the lowest ranking people it possibly can. There is a systemic problem in the AF where things like PME, mandatory power point, volunteerism, endless OPER/EPR polishing, and a plethora of other non mission related tasks take precedence over the actual J.O.B. If someone didn’t do the proper paperwork, bad on them, but much of the blame should fall squarely on the senior leadership who make it known in no uncertain terms that job performance is not what gets you ahead. Unfortunately,I seriously doubt anyone above the rank of maybe Captain will be held to account.
  3. Something does not add up here. Is SECDEF pushing CSAF to do something he'd rather not?
  4. Sure sounds like this opens the door to involuntary recalls. The real post 9/11 national emergency is the fact that the USAF is stocked with "leaders" who thought it was a good idea to involuntarily separate people in the face of an impending pilot shortage that even a first year ROTC cadet could see coming. Now their piss poor prior planning constitutes a national emergency? Unfuckingbelievable.
  5. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Ok, I see the logic in your argument but let me ask you this: Should people who buy those weapons be held to the same standards as police officers? Police are trained in the use and safe handling of their weapons. (Your point about the NYPD notwithstanding) They are expected to maintain some level of proficiency. They are trained extensively in the legal ramifications of discharging a weapon in public. They undergo background checks and regular drug tests. Unless you hold people to the same standards as police, I just don't see this as a valid argument.
  6. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Valid question. Invariably there will be arguments falling on either side. My own view is that magazine size is the more relevant measure. Again, though, there will be differing opinions on where you draw the line. I may argue that 10 rounds should be the limit. You may argue for 30. Someone else may say there should be no limit. Ultimately, I believe there should be a line drawn somewhere. Where that line should be will always be up for debate.
  7. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Question: should we not regulate the purchase of weapons at all? Should Joe citizen have access to, say, a TOW missile launcher? For that matter, should we regulate anything? I guess in the ultimate manifestation of liberty everything would be legal. Hard drugs? Crack? Have at it. Meth? Knock yourself out. Reality dictates that in any civilized society, there is some trade off between liberty and security. Putting weapons meant for the battlefield in the hands of civilian citizens crosses that line for many.
  8. Even if there is an economic downturn, airline hiring will likely continue at a fairly brisk pace just to cover retirements. Pilot retention will be a challenge for the foreseeable future.
  9. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Well, there is this tidbit about willful disregard for regulations, but yes, you are correct. My view was always that if a crew was willing to self report something, and they hadn't hurt anybody, a candid hangar fly was the most appropriate response. This was the example set for me early in my career. By the time I left, the AF had gone full retard and was willing to hang guys by the balls for very minor infractions even when they self identified. I think an Office Space quote is appropriate here:
  10. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Those guys are gonna have so much fun at survival. They must be so excited for the special "superstar" treatment they're going to receive.
  11. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Any time there is bent metal, or even just a simple inspection required, there is leadership above the squadron level that wants answers (i.e. blame assigned). Maybe this is more of an issue in heavy units than in pointy nose ones, but it seems there is no shortage of CCs at all levels willing to throw their people under the bus in order to prove that they are solving the problem. Often times the problems are systemic and these practices serve only to exacerbate them. Doesn't matter. Too many times, the blame/consequences fall on the most junior person possible. I don't mean to suggest the majority of commanders act in this manner. The truth is its probably a minority. But it happens often enough that at some point in one's career, one is likely to encounter this leadership style, thus everyone needs to beware all the time. And that's how the CYA vicious cycle continues.
  12. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    You must've had good luck with your leadership. In my experience, this was absolutely not the case. I saw several instances where CCs disregarded their Evaluators/DOs/ADOs recommendations and hand out questionable Q3s. It is one of the many reasons I left and advise those who are still in to be wary. I think the point you make about shared responsibility is valid, but don't disregard the fact that there are a lot of overzealous CCs out there who are looking out primarily for number one.
  13. Professional pilot kill recreation?

    Lots of guys get into the military aviation business because it seems like its probably the coolest job in the military (it is), they think a flight suit will get them laid (not so much these days), or it is expected of them by a parent/sibling/etc. These are typically the people who walk away from the career, never to take the stick again. Plenty of others truly have the flying bug. These people have never imagined themselves doing anything else. For just about anyone, a flying career can be monotonous, exhausting, and a lot of hard work. But aviation is wide and varied and there is always new, cool shit to do. Learn to fly a helo, get a tailwheel endorsement, learn how to fly floats, go to Oshkosh, get in with the warbird crowd, fly gliders, and the list goes on and on. If you have the bug, you will not get tired of aviation (at least not for long). Sure, there are days when I have stepped out of the airplane feeling tired and weary and not wanting to think about flying at all. But I'm still looking at Citabrias on barnstormers the next day.
  14. Mattis to the rescue?

    Pussies
  15. The Next President is...

    Pretty sure the President doesn't get to pick the Congressional health plan.
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