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  1. raimius

    Gun Talk

    I have not seen a P320 Carry sized with safety, but I have seen the Compact version with one. It's usually labeled as "MA Compliant."
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Exactly. How many ops units are having to run more grade books than the school house? I know mine does. The AF is transferring BASIC aircrew training to the ops units, and still lying to itself that the products are going to be the same. Eventually, this will get people killed. We are already seeing an increased normalization of high fatigue, all-inexperienced aircrews, and guidance to "maximize training" (often during operational sorties)...and the new aircrew with even fewer hours are just starting to arrive, and its going to get even worse. I used to have a fair number of flights where I could do proficiency and skill development with people. Now, I spend the vast majority of time on operational sorties or just trying to do enough to log the currency requirements (sometimes at the same time). We are going to get more inexperienced crews and more so-called "experienced" crews that have fewer and rustier skills (even if their beans look good).
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    And Yet Another Deadline Missed

    AFPC can't meet their own suspense or make a system designed to give people more say in assignments actually do that? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! /sarcasm I guess I'll keep waiting.
  4. raimius

    Gun Talk

    The idea isn't to be Rambo. A carbine buys you more time and distance, which opens up opportunities for other people to help you out.
  5. raimius

    The Next President is...

    Our population tripled between 1860 and 1920, and again between 1920 and now. I'm not sure how you conclude that doubling it in the next few decades will overload the US. The upper Great Plains isn't exactly crowded...
  6. raimius

    Gun Talk

    Holy crap, they did it! Some Strike Eagle guys were trying to push this last year. I couldn't get ACC or AFCENT to buy into it. I'm glad someone finally did! The training, mx, and SERE TTPs were the sticking points then. (As well as the cost to buy non-inventory major parts). The seat kit dimensions were a big technical sticking point. The original plan was a GAU-5 with the barrel cut at the gas block and the upper and lower disassembled--not a great thing for someone who just ejected at night, IMO. The QD barrel really made it possible. That restores a little faith in the AF sometimes getting it right.
  7. raimius

    A-29 down at Holloman

  8. Can you do better than a 50% base pay pension for 4 years of work, compared to 4 years of another job? Money and QoL
  9. Have you all actually seen progress with "revitalizing the squadrons?" The main thing I've seen is copilot's with less flight time on arrival, and transferring additional duties to the front office--along with more aircrew because we don't actually have any admin troops.
  10. raimius

    We’re doomed

    Now...we're doomed...
  11. raimius

    Columbus T-38 down

    Interesting view. For an USAF pilot, the straight replacement cost of training is in the multi-million dollar range, even disregarding the morality of trying to protect our people when the tech is readily available. I'm going to disagree with you on this one.
  12. raimius

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    Our Blues/Service Dress/Mess Dress is enough "looking special" for me. In a utility/combat uniform, I don't want to look special! I like the 2-piece overall. It's pretty decent. More normal pants pockets are nice.
  13. raimius

    2010 promotion timeline?

    Thanks, I was kind of wondering on the timeline as well.
  14. raimius

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Who needs training when you can graduate them sooner?
  15. raimius

    C-130 down near Savannah, GA

    Watching that video sucked.
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