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  1. I can totally understand the "it's not about the money" argument, even though I don't believe many are saying it. If someone wants something out of life that the Air Force cannot give them (e.g. control, freedom, location, accommodation of family special needs, etc.), they may not be willing to compromise merely for more money. There are some things you can't pay certain people to tolerate. The vast majority of people I know who have left/are leaving the AF say "It's not only about the money."
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    Retirement / Separation Considerations

    You have to complete ACSC, then you have to wait on your ROPMA (assuming you're not applying for a unit vacancy), then you have to wait on your pin on date, then you need 3 years time in grade, then you wait to age 58-60 for an extra $400 or whatever it's worth 20 years from now. From a purely financial perspective, If you're working an average civilian job, it's worth it. But, if you currently hold a job at a major airline, the amount of extra money you could make between now and the time you get 3 years time in grade far exceeds the difference in your retirement paycheck.
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    Hurricane Michael

    I dunno. I kinda feel like the inconvenience of me always flying around that airspace far exceeds the necessity for someone else to fly in circles within it.
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    Hurricane Michael

    They don't "need" the overwater airspace as much as I need to fly direct from FLL or MCO to MSY or HOU.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    Last thing the AF needs is to give a little authority to some hoity-toity Maj who thinks he can go fixin things that don't need to be fixed with all his fancy book-learnin'.
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    Latest Movies

    Fun fact: The moon landing scenes in First Man were filmed on the same sound stage as the actual moon landing.
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    Hurricane Michael

    I submit building a basement on a sandy ocean pennisula at 0' MSL that can pump out 10' of storm surge is much more expensive than making an airplane flyable.
  8. How will new UPT studs ever know how to complete their airline apps if MWS IPs aren't instructing them in the debriefs?
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    Hurricane Michael

    The same reason I sometimes park my car in flood zones and chase hail storms. Daddy needs a new whip.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    Was there last month on an overnight. Old pile of rocks on some premium downtown real estate. A forgettable experience. 1 star.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    I'd say pretty much everyone who wears one. If you have both hanging side by side, you're going to choose one, and you'll have a reason. If you "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" it every morning, it's not because you're so prepossessed with larger, more important AF issues (as if it matters what you think anyway) that you can't devote a single thought to it. I love the bag and all the pictures in my office of me wearing it on the flightline while gazing distantly at the horizon, but I've never been more comfortable during a deployment than when wearing the 2 pc earlier this year. Air Force culture and tradition is dead and buried and likewise, the flight suit should go with it.
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    Promotion and PRF Information

    If it helps, I can tell you the Guard Herc community undergoing a massive shift in full timers abandoning their Tech/AGR positions for traditional positions. I've seen a few guys hired that have been twice passed over. Many units are having trouble finding prior-Herc experience so they're hiring Majors that have never seen the inside of a C130. The AF just opened the door to a thousand better possibilities for you.
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    What are My Chances for Active Duty Fighters?

    You're attempting to make decisions about a problem 3 years from now with forecasted numbers? There's no way of knowing your chances of being a fighter pilot, but you are supremely overqualified for an Air Force leadership position.
  14. WTF? I can't see the documents, but teens and single digits? Can someone post the numbers for MAF and CAF? I'll admit I get some pleasure from seeing a bit of a lower take rate as a signal to leadership that the problems are important enough to get people to vote with their feet, but a take rate that low is more than a little scary from a national security perspective.
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