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Desk Jobs Suck

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  1. Trying to gauge if this is normal or not since I'm not a doctor who screens pilots but.... Is this a normal situation? It took me 9 months to get to MEPS. Dad was in the AF so all my medical files were in (AHLTA?) so I had to disclose everything. I had childhood asthma which was cleared by MEPS and a methacholine challenge test. They dug into my medical file and took issue with something I never had which was vitamin D deficiency. Had to get bloodwork for that to prove I never had it. So after that was proved and 9 months of waiting, they finally let me go to MEPS and I passed. Wai
  2. Just dress business casual, or even nice jeans and a tshirt. Bring your Covi paperwork, don't forget those or they will deny you. Also bring your social security card and drivers license. You need those. You'll just go through the standard tests. Hearing, vision, urine, etc. Overall it's pretty easy, just make sure you know what to expect with depth perception. One less battle to fight if you pass it at MEPS. Good luck.
  3. Yo this forum is making me want to join the Navy
  4. Passed MEPS but only passed depth perception line C. Am I still able to go to the FC1 and what kind of battle do I have to fight?
  5. That's awesome man, I love hearing stories like this. Congratulations!
  6. The polls (that matter) are contracting again similar to 2016. So I'm confident we are going to have Trump for at least 12 more years.
  7. She definitely has a lot of "Hillary Clinton" factor.
  8. Geeze, I guess people are actually so used to talk like that, that it didn't seem like a joke. That's kind of sad tbh.
  9. I'm seeing everything through a political lens right now. My bad, gotta fix that sarcasm projector.
  10. Did you really just say all scores matter? That's really messed up. Pilot's scores matter and if you disagree then I'll have you banned from this forum.
  11. Fellow defense contracting nerds, Do people know which defense contracting companies offer differential pay? I've heard that Lockheed Martin offers 5 years but what does that include? SERE, UPT, B-Course? I've heard Boeing offers similar as well. I'm currently with Northrop Grumman and I've been told they offer 5 years as well but need to make a few emails to confirm. Anyone have any knowledge? Would be nice to not have to switch companies last minute then get grilled for asking for this huge benefit.
  12. With the way this thread is going, guy with the nose should be pouring salt, not sugar
  13. Hey man, I was in the same exact boat as you were 2 years ago, minus the whole kung flu stuff. I was going through the exact same stuff. Freshly graduated from engineering, sitting at a desk job (that payed quite well) but being disillusioned with the prospect of doing that stuff for 40 years until retirement. Not knocking the engineering profession because we need those people, they make the planes after all. But a lot of people in the circuit express the same feelings as you and I. We can't stand the idea of "sitting at a desk" for our whole career when there is the option of flying for the
  14. I'll let someone else address the rest of your post, but if you think an aerobatic plane will scratch the itch of flying fighters then I think your assessment is dead wrong. Then again, different stokes for different folks.
  15. Change it when it doesn't work for your party, but crickets when it does? Looks like Schumer and gang might regret their decision for requiring only a simple majority for SC judge appointments.
  16. I wouldn't necessarily say underwhelming. I would say the AFOQT scores are definitely a barrier for some, if not a lot of fighter units. But If he can rush and mesh really well with a unit, having that PCSM won't push his app to the trash. That's really emphasizing rushing though. I think I've only seen 1 or 2 fighter units have a PCSM requirement of 85+.
  17. For SA, I've noticed a lot of advice given on asking the squadron you interviewed at but not selected advice on a debrief and advice. Take everything with a grain of salt. The same things I did at one interview to get picked up was met with resistance at another squadron. For example, I was told that "I don't fit into fighter culture, maybe you should join the Marine Corps instead." Don't get discouraged and keep going. It's not going to get any easier from here on out, but if you grind hard and really mesh well with a squadron, then your chances will be pretty high. Good luck all!
  18. Having early onset dementia is wildly different than calling people wrong names.
  19. Lied about his inauguration crowd? Sure. Called John McCain a loser because he lost the 2008 election? Sure. Promised tax cuts? ✅ Quitting Paris deal? ✅ Conservative judges in courts? ✅ Handling ISIS? ✅ Moving Israel embassy? ✅ Reduce ME presence? ✅ Better trade agreements? ✅ Border wall progress? ✅ Many major platform promises delivered. Yet the "news" focuses on the minutiae. I don't care for leftist "news" media outlets who have nothing better to say than "orange man bad". Fact checking is indeed not fact checking anymore, but has be
  20. How do those photos prove he is a liar? Trump's approval rating is where Obama's was before his reelection.
  21. What specifically has made him a pathological liar to you?
  22. I'll concede on what you said above because I don't have much knowledge on those subjects. If they are legitimate failures on his part then so be it, he is still a human and isn't perfect, are you? I'll let someone else chime in on those policies. As for the apocalyptic cities, all democrat cities, how can you say that is the federal government's fault? Those cities have been shit holes for decades, long before Trump. As far as I know, BLM and Antifa are all on the left. None of those people will be voting for Trump. He has repeatedly offered federal help for Portland and Wisconsin
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