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  1. https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/09/07/air-force-taps-l-3-develop-future-ec-x-compass-call-gulfstream-550/
  2. RIP Doc

    To him. And prayers for his family. http://www.ktnv.com/news/one-dead-after-aircraft-crashes-during-training-mission https://www.youcaring.com/julieschultz-943161
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    "3 greens" isn't part of the cruise level off check in a CRJ?
  4. Pope wing commander removed from duty

    Sort of. The school has to make up the difference between your retirement pay (not including VA disability) and your Active Duty pay. Most pay that plus a little more.
  5. Pope wing commander removed from duty

    JROTC=Getting paid the same as you did on active duty, usually with a kicker. And almost no accountability.
  6. I wonder if their office symbol is AFPC/COWDFTAFTMIC
  7. My guess is that they promote every single APZ and continued Captain that doesn't have derogatory information. Just as valid.
  8. Shadow Boxes

    I want my shadowbox to be the empty casing of a Mk82, cut in half lengthwise with a glass tabletop.
  9. This morning, I was reading an interesting Kellogg study on military service and its influence on CEOs (http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/benmelech/html/BenmelechPapers/MilitaryCEOs.pdf). As I start planning for my enroute descent to retirement (it's inevitable at some point), I'm wondering what experiences and advice the grey beards have for the transition. The airlines thread is awesome, but that's not the life for everyone. What other options are out there for a pilot with some staff stink, a TS, and an online MBA?
  10. What is right with the Air Force

    One of the best sq/cc's I ever had refused to use his parking spot. Our lot was too small for all the cars, and he'd frequently park in the alternate 'park and walk' lot because he didn't see himself as better than his Airmen. That said, rather than let a prime spot go unused, he shared it as an incentive. Superior performers id'd by him or the shirt would be given use of the spot for a month. It wasn't much, but it was tangible and valued by the people in the organization.
  11. CFB 2017

    Like always, we started the season strong and then fell off. Of course, this time, the fall happened in the third quarter of the first game.
  12. CFB 2017

  13. I don't know if deployments or shift work after retirement are "where it's at" for me.
  14. WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Another round from the USAFA glee club.
  15. Mattis to the rescue?

    A good friend of mine worked with McCain during his early political career. The stories he told were enough to swing my 2008 vote.
  16. KC-46A Info

    How hard can it be to take an existing design, made for an airline industry that values efficiency, and stick a boom on it? We somehow figured out how to do it 50 years ago.
  17. Flight Evaluation Board (FEB)

    Inconsistent facts don't help us help you. That said, have you read AFI 11-402, chapter 4? If not, read it. It will answer most of the questions I think you're asking.
  18. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    There are three kinds of states: failed states, those recovering from failure, and those with the potential to fail.
  19. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Totally unfair. It's not like they prevented the support guys from keeping up currency on their normal jobs (sitting in a room talking to other people, making powerpoints, and checking email).
  20. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Like a FAIP, but for PME? Wouldn't want to interfere with the AF's primary mission.
  21. AMC/CC is looking at implementing a fly-only track. Probably capped at O-5 and 20 years. 4-5 year PCS cycle. Flying only. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/07/30/air-force-gets-creative-to-tackle-pilot-shortage.html
  22. North Korea at it again

    7500km with payload holds a lot of very populated places at risk. Alaska and Hawaii are included, along with most of Australia, all of Asia, and Eastern Europe. This latest successful test changes the calculus, and I'm a little surprised that social issues are still snagging the top headlines while the wolf howls at our door. Edit to add. If indeed the second test was as claimed, 10,000km puts everything Northwest of Oklahoma in the WEZ.
  23. Can't read posts

    In the SARC thread. I can see that there are a bunch of new posts (says 22 new). When I click on the thread, I can't read any posts after nsplayer's 9 hours ago.
  24. Dual qualification

    For was you're talking about Clark, a Cirrus like the Academy uses would be perfect.