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    I don’t know your particular situation, but I’ll second/third the staying in the house if you can. Especially in Florida, if you move out she can try to use that against you wrt child custody, etc, as she can phrase it as ‘he left the family’. I had a few bros get divorced in Florida and they moved out and their hindsite was they should’ve stayed there as long as they could.
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    The new airline thread

    What’s a typical month look like flying international? Three/four four day trips? I’m assuming the airlines give you a full day between legs? I can definitely see how laid back it could be, you fly the one flight, take your crew rest, then fly the next trip home.
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    Transfer to the Air Force, need gouge

    Is the T-38 considered dual piloted? That’s where I think I may have assumed incorrectly. Navy single seat absolute mins are 200 - 1/2, dual piloted can take it to published mins.
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    Transfer to the Air Force, need gouge

    If that’s published mins, what’s wrong with that?
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    Transfer to the Air Force, need gouge

    Of all things, I have a feeling this one may be the most difficult to get past :)
  6. 99, Just got my approval for transfer into the KC-135 community and I'll be heading to Mildenhall in about a year. I've been flying helicopters with the Navy for about 15 years so I'm looking for some gouge/guidance on what I need to start studying wrt Air Force specific flight rules as well as Air Force-isms in general. I realize I have a learning curve ahead of me so I'm trying to get ahead of the game. For reference, my background, active Navy O-4 helo driver with about 2,700 hours in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. And before anyone asks, I would rather go to the Air Force and get my retirement than get out now and slog through the regionals to make mins for the majors. Appreciate the info/help.
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    KC-46A Info

    The last few posts basically describes organic tanking that the carrier airwing already does. Granted, Navy organic tanking has typically been around the boat but it's also an option to push them forward with the strike package if needed. In a larger peer-on-peer, the organic tanker could plug on the -135 or whatever, then push forward and be closer to the fight with the rest of the fighters/bombers. Now you have a fighter dude flying in a tanker role (apologies to the tanker dudes here) that also has a helluva lot better understanding of the tactics required to fight the opposing force. I realize that it would also take a ton of smaller jets to match the give capacity of a -135 or similar, but it's definitely an alternative to the traditional big wing tanker. The difficulty is making a Hornet (or similar) in the 5-wet configuration LO, and I have yet to see anyone discuss turning the F-35 into a tanker, although I won't be surprised if someone in the Navy eventually tries it. In the AF construct though, to my Navy brain, I can't see the fighter guys ever being willing to fly in an organic tanker role.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Why invite the e-dogs? Is there something that prohibits a naming from happening with just the officers? Kangaroo courts (Navy version of the naming) happen all the time, in squadrons that have a ton of enlisted aircrew, and I can't recall ever hearing of an enlisted dude showing up.
  9. To be fair, its not the guys with stars that actually approve us to go to war, or to keep us in said warfare. That said, it is up to those same dudes to accurately advise the folks that do make the decisions to send us to war. That part is what appears to have been forgotten.
  10. https://americanmilitarynews.com/2018/12/first-female-combat-pilot-martha-mcsally-appointed-to-mccains-senate-seat/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=alt&utm_source=dvf&fbclid=IwAR3tvhazae3ABbVN664P3IVFNGc5VAxFWXnsE0gOKHNXXKa1IDFA_EJQcTo Looks like she pulled off the end-around into the Senate seat.
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    It's Official, OCPs are Coming!

    What is the policy on wearing previously issued multi-cam? I thought I saw something somewhere that said those are also authorized but I can't find any memo/instruction regarding it.
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    FY 18 ACP take rate?

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/12/10/alarming-number-of-mobility-pilots-decline-bonuses-to-keep-flying-overall-bonus-take-rates-tick-up-slightly/?fbclid=IwAR12BaegjfW_MjxYv5hJnCNg278Bm5vyN-bvKEWr08abS6KFCRidOxDFxKQ From the outside looking in, Gen Miller's comments about reducing the 365s seem promising.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I was in Africa when this happened and there were a lot of cultural issues that had become accepted norms, that, once this happened made everyone step back and go ‘wtf?’. That said, the Captain was getting scapegoated and we all saw it happening. I’m glad Secretary Mattis recognized what was happening, but it’s sad it took the SecDef to do so.
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    KC-130 and F/A-18 crash off Iwakuni

    One rescued, search ongoing for the rest. https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/12/05/search-and-rescue-off-japanese-coast-underway-after-marine-corps-c-130-and-fa-18-fighter-jet-crash/
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    The new airline thread

    You may be tracking this, but if you don't have any mil time other than RPAs, you're gonna need 1,500 hours. The 750 is only for mil flight time.