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  1. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Uh huh, all the way until they give big blue the middle finger and laugh on their way to the bank at Delta/Southwest or any other private sector job. Treat your employees like pawns long enough and they’ll walk. You are right about the politics of Okinawa though, but the US military loses everything here. The government of Japan knows the military leadership will bow over backwards to appease them as indicated time and time again while shitting on their own. It’s only a matter of time before that can be exploited.
  2. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Exactly. I spent 5 years there and love the Japanese people; but was always flabbergasted at how much we bent over backwards, many times at the cost of combat effectiveness, to “appease” the Japanese. I mean, Yokota’s biggest priority every year was the stupid static display festival. You want to know how many man hours that consumed?? In no way I am I implying that we shouldn’t be good ambassadors and respect the Japanese but at the end of the day, they lost the war they started and they would be target practice if it weren’t for American presence there.
  3. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    In before JQP gets to it: the entire US military in Japan is now banned from purchasing or consuming alcohol on or off base UFN after a DUI accident in Okinawa. This even extends to people’s residences (I would love for these cowardly “leaders” to enforce this one.) EDIT: Here is a link to an article. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan-based-servicemembers-slapped-with-alcohol-ban-after-fatal-crash-on-okinawa-1.498605
  4. 11-217: should it stay or go?

    Toss it. Stick to the AIM. Don’t want us to takeoff using see-and-avoid? Publish an FCIF. Also, if you are going to have so many pubs, then update them. 202 updates (and changes significantly) every 2 years while our subordinate pub, the 11-2xv3, is from 2009.
  5. We haven’t heard from any A-320, 737, 757, 767, 777 guys on here at all...some input on your “mission” and QOL would be appreciated!
  6. USAFA: Being masculine is bad

    You make it seem like you must either take the side of the victim or the alleged perpetrator as a leader or commander..you should do neither. Your job is not to be their mental counselor, you are their boss. You should treat both the victim and the alleged perpetrator like normal airmen until the perpetrator is proven guilty in a court of law (if the alleged crime warrants it); or the victim is proved to be lying. Now, this doesn’t preclude pointing the victim in the right direction to get support; but if you are picking sides as a commander before any solid evidence is out (and believe me I’ve seen it time and time again), you are wrong.
  7. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Because as much as some leadership preach about 360 degree feedback, none of it exists in the USAF. You are promoted purely on how well your OPRs and PRFs are written in the eyes of those above you who were successful in that same process. Heck, even with the 100% to Major our Wing King still made everyone go through the PRF process; that’s how much they value paperwork. So, in essence, you can be a class A D-bag and still get promoted really far.
  8. USAFA: Being masculine is bad

    Agreed, I always loved standing in Mitchell Hall at attention getting yelled at for some other idiot I had no control over; but look at it this way: these cadets are learning early on how Air Force leadership does business!
  9. Texas Church Shooting

    Just got mine in Texas. I try to carry everywhere- yet there are many places where it is not allowed despite my county’s “open carry” policy. Of course, these very places are crowded/vulnerable where a mass shooting would likely occur (a church for example.) Witnesses are saying the shooter was ultimately stopped by a citizen with a rifle. Still trying to find whether that is true.
  10. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I had a similar situation at an oversees location trying to PCS in a few days while MPF was refusing to do my final out (I would have been current through a 4 month TDY enroute plus ~20 days after RNLTD.) I pleaded and convinced them I would do my PT test at my TDY location. They agreed to sign the paperwork and I was on my way. When I got to the TDY location I conveniently forgot about the PT test and just took it at my new base. No questions asked.
  11. North Korea at it again

    There is no question we would destroy NK, but South Korea would be decimated (at least everything north of Osan) when the North Koreans push south of the DMZ
  12. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    But will anyone have the balls to say that your most experienced WO/EP late Capt/junior Maj pilots should not be serving exec sentences when they are most valuable in the squadron teaching the young guys? A 2LT from MPF could function as the exec (and do a much better job..)
  13. Leadership at the 'Deid

    No real stories...but sometimes individuals tend to suck at aviation. That’s okay, not everyone can be Chuck Yeager. However, one has to question when said individual spends 99% of their time volunteering at high visibility “diversity events,” instead of doing their job as a pilot. Said individual (3 different aircraft and didn’t make it to instructor in any aircraft) gets promoted and awarded despite multiple safety of flight incidents and busted checkrides while individuals who hacked the mission and were solid instructors were casted aside because they didn’t play Big Blue’s game. Nothing new here.
  14. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Because most politicians and interest groups don’t give a rats a$$ about us. We don’t bring them that many votes.
  15. Leadership at the 'Deid

    Hahaha, oh god, never met a more dangerous pilot. Fair enough, you got me there. Never said it was right to pawn off problem children to other communities, but not so sure what else to do with them. I wish they would just stop promoting mediocrity like in your example.