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  1. F-16 Students skip Phase III

    Don't worry they are also trying to "suggest" aka force, more PA's in training as well. So lets eliminate Phase III, PA more of Phase II and when they show up to PIT do the same thing. I don't see a single problem with this at all... It's okay its like my PT test, when times are FAT I have to slam my chest on the ground to get a push up counted, but now that times are lean they count any motion I make no matter how slight. Training is being shaped to fill the body requirement, actual ability and skill level be damned. Also if your an IP don't even dare open your mouth unless you have "Data" to back it up because you know we all sit around collecting ing data points in addition to our additional duties, and primary duty. .... Yup winner winner.
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The best reaction is often the most unacceptable... don't do or change a damned thing.
  3. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I didn't say WHICH commander =D.... my bad.
  4. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    old STUS/CC at Vance AFB was offered a similar option when faced with graduation and wouldn't let a student provide a rose to her partner. He also caved. Woulda rather him get fired then would have saved us all from having to deal with him the year or two after...
  5. Flight Scheduling

    Somewhat recently we went from Pucks to 100% TIMs, to Pseudo Pucks (depending on your flight) and now considering our TIMs issues (network totally gone to crap) we may be back to Pucks. Nice thing about old school, don't have to worry about network, windows 10 upgrades or other com crap...
  6. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Yes it is your right, and unfortunately I've seen good people get burned for exercising good judgement. Allowing waivers for crew rest at lower levels even when PIC is final authority weakens his ability to do so without possible reprisal in the form of poor feed back on OPRs for not being a "team player". Sure I've said no to many, but I've also had really good commanders 90% of the time that backed me up each time, I've seen many whom have not been so lucky. This is a bad idea, more rest is always better even when you request a waiver your probably better off going to the hotel that night. The only time I'd even entertain a waiver is if we were stuck in a less than ideal situation for crew rest and continuing on would set us up better in the long run, but that's rare.
  7. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Tell the general the truth and the answer is they done ed up and it's to late to fix it so enjoy your shit sandwich.
  8. Leadership at the 'Deid

    ABU Booney Hat w/ Desert Flight Suit = Win and authorized.
  9. Leadership at the 'Deid

    I wouldn't doubt I had a hand in getting this change enacted... just saying you piss enough people off with your headgear choice and things happen ;)
  10. 24hr lodging "rule"

    OPEC as in Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries?
  11. 24hr lodging "rule"

    It will only get worse, congress is attacking DoD on spending and one of the focus areas is TDY spending. While I'd argue the waste in TDY spending is not what is getting reimbursed but rather the TDY's that are occurring that do not need to. (For instance every single POS from Shaw AFB that manages to touch and go AUAB once a month for a year of tax free) Those tickets non stop from BWI to OMAN cant be cheap.
  12. Flight Pay increases

    It's also not about who works the hardest, because god knows that is not me. It's about value and market conditions. Right now the market conditions make Pilots very expensive if your going to retain them, and the AF has been enjoying a longer than normal period of time without that market condition in large part due to 9/11 postponing what was already happening back then. It is also why I think that the only way the system changes is if people vote with their feet versus try to stay in and affect change from within.
  13. Flight Pay increases

    Until you address the countless useless deployment billets, and near certainty of filling a 365 no amount of money or QoL will matter much. While most people I know are not completely dreading 6 month deployments, its the future of 2-3 of those on top of a year long that has them voting with their feet. You can't be in a constant state of war for so long and expect people to be gun ho supporting of the fight any longer. Especially with no end in sight. The future is grim for service members, when I joined it already was a quagmire and now 12 years later zero has changed beyond it getting worse. You can't sell retention off of that landscape beyond a few fence sitters.
  14. Woops I didn't read moabust enough yes he is correct
  15. I can't stress how important it is to stay off base, way too many of our student's end up dealing with mold / lack of hot water / other quality of life issues on base that become a distraction to them. Find a good apartment or PIT pad, its massively worth it. Avoid Pat Brooker / Converse and other ghetto areas.