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  1. The BUFF guys in Guam had already been extended three months before this newest order came down.
  2. It's because people have some measure/feeling of control over driving that they don't with a virus. Motorcycles are riskier than a Volvo sedan but I have control over what vehicle I drive. Granted some highway deaths are unavoidable and seemingly random but human psychology is weird. I think it links to some of the panic buying as well. These people have no control over the virus but they do have control over their purchase of 5 years worth of toilet paper.
  3. The problem with that is that we as a country are not okay with letting 20-30k people die of a respiratory disease in this day-and-age. Granted the majority of people that are most at risk do not contribute that much to the overall economy, the thought of keeping calm and carrying on for the benefit of the economy is a thought that many do not want to have. Look how much we spend on end of life and hospice care, this is no different. This is the trolley dilemma but on a massive scale. Do we accept the fact that those people will die to make it easier for the other 330 million people?
  4. Our squadron is doing something similar with a cleaning party on Friday to try and cleanse the surfaces prior to the next ground arriving. It helps to have a bunch of airman waiting to start flying to be a work party.
  5. The Pathfinder program seems to produce personnel that are competent at being a general's aide.
  6. There are no dedicated EWOs on those aircraft.
  7. Ahem, us helo guys would beg to differ.
  8. Substitute SARS for COVID-19. Some super virus.
  9. No. Reference nsplayr's comment above.
  10. To piggyback: I explained this back in the cheating scandal thread but evaluators are not instructors. Also you are (or at least were) only an instructor/evaluator in your sub-position. You could go from being a deputy evaluator and qualify as a capsule commander and go back to the bottom. Many people try and get evaluator/OGV as quickly as possible because it gets them off of alert and onto a desk job. The checkrides are in their simulators. In 2014 (last time I had good data) the fuck-your-buddy mentality was strong with the evaluators because their effectiveness as an evaluator was how poorly people did on tests/evals. I hear that some of it has changed but there is a reason some missile squadrons have 2-3 FGOs including the CC/DO.
  11. Short answer, yes. The alerts are sat by mostly first assignment personnel. Most try and cross train or separate, not necessarily because of the schedule but because of the job. Most guys assigned to ops squadron work 4-6 alerts per month. Alerts are 24 hours long but do not include travel and pre/post briefs so the alert shift is two duty days. Also missileers haven't sat alert near the silos since the Titan II was retired in the 1980s. The MMIII has the capsule (or missileers) dispersed from the actual silos.
  12. There's more info on SIPR on the CSAF daily ops brief.
  13. Breckey

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    They didn't use an HH-43. As Jim Moulton would say: 2 demerits.
  14. How will you be able to plot a threat call from MOJO if you can't fix-to-fix?
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