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  1. I knew a guy who had one, flew a little too early, felt a pop early on in the sortie with a little dull pain. Continued to ice and rest and was fine a few days later. He only discovered a few months later that the small “pop” he felt was his scar tissue ripping under g. His gents decided to find their cut ends, reattached, and he was a fully functioning, albeit unknowing participant in the reproductive cycle of life. By the grace of God, his wife didn’t get pregnant and he found out before anything else serious happened, but seriously, why not just wait another few days?
  2. Any set of orders that are USERRA exempt. Have a few guys in my unit facing being a year or two short of a 20 yr AD retirement and they are scrounging for any flying deployment that is USERRA exempt. We’ve also had dudes fill non-flying staff job billets as well just because they were USERRA exempt, and preserved their leave. Good luck with the decision.
  3. Dude, I may be out of my lane here, but if you got a fighter job with the sole goal of going to the airlines, I think your priorities may be a little skewed. I’ve seen dudes finish seasoning and then go straight DSG, and they have not amounted to much in the jet. 1.5 years of seasoning do not a fighter pilot make. You have to get the experience to truly develop your skills. Rant aside, combat deployments help out tremendously but I think the regionals would also be a viable option. Others may have more info on that particular route as that was not my path. Nevertheless, good luck in whatever route you choose. It’s a good time to get in if you can.
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    No. It’s set something like 4 or 5 years after Return of the Jedi. Simply about a Mandalorian bounty hunter chasing down his next paycheck.
  5. If you are a full up part-timer, you will probably need to be on some type of status to see the flight docs. We generally need to be doing a UTA or an AFTP to go and see the docs. When I was a technician, we would no shit, have to drop mil leave to burn a 4 hr AFTP, just to go spend 6-9 minutes at the med group to get a flu shot. I believe as long as you are on a mil status of some sort, you should be good in terms of insurance. I haven’t really experimented with it too much, and others on here may have more relevant info, but this has been my experience at my base.
  6. I wish this was made up but deploying to Afghanistan last year, we had to have the Velcro rank for our multi cam ball caps that were allowed in the AOR. By a simple oversight, a lot of the “silver” rank was threaded with blue thread instead of the approved black thread. We didn’t notice, and frankly didn’t care because in the grand scheme of things, who really gives a fuck? Well apparently the deployed leadership gives a fuck and shortly after they noticed our transgressions (about a month into the deployment), we were given black sharpies and told to fix ourselves. I used to think the only thing certain was death and taxes, but apparently “shoes gonna shoe” is also a certainty.
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    If you haven’t seen Free Solo yet, I highly recommend it. The story being told is engrossing and even though you know the dude ends up climbing El Cap successfully, I’d be willing to bet you’re still holding your breath watching him dangle 2000’ above terra firma with little more than a thumb hold on a sheer rock face and a karate kick across a gap.
  8. Not to sound too subversive, but I think a lot of it is going to depend on if the powers that be get their cake and get to eat it too. For higher fidelity info, stop by your friendly intel shop to ask more pointed questions and I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion I have, 🤷‍♂️.
  9. Truth data. Granted I’m a fighter dude, but when I raised my hand over a decade ago, we were doing 45 day deployments WITH a swapout at the halfway point. Fast forward to getting back from the B-course 5 years ago and now I walk right into 3 month deployments (TSP bullshit) as standard. Not that it was that big of a change but it was a real fun conversation to have with the fraü after I sold her on the “at most 45 days” pitch before I joined up. Change is a coming.
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    WTB: MBU-5/P

    This place used to have a ton of random military stuff. I haven’t been there in 20 years but it’s only gotten bigger (sts) and moved online. https://www.omahas.com/ Just a cursory search revealed they have the mask face piece: https://www.omahas.com/shop/mbu-5-p-oxygen-mask-face-piece/ I’m sure they have an intact mask lying around somewhere. Good luck.
  11. I had a buddy very recently go through Downtown Aviation in Memphis for his Practical. 2 day trip and he’s done. Cost was reasonable as well.
  12. So one iteration (successful or not still yet to be seen) of UPT Next through the gate and VR has to now be incorporated into UPT and PIT. Jesus. We really have gotten there haven’t we.
  13. You will fail in the jet, at some point, by doing something stupid that you know you shouldn’t have done. Own your mistake, learn from it and get better. If you can show that progression, you’ll be fine. To your original question, I wouldn’t bring it up unless asked or you wanted to work that into an interview response (I.e. tell us about a time when you failed at something).
  14. You can check the individual state guard websites. They usually list the job openings that include AGR positions.
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