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Bergman last won the day on October 14

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  1. Leadership at the 'Deid

    As stated by my copilot, while climbing out the other night over Doha, Qatar, a sprawling city of well over a million people, located a distant 16-19 miles from base yet might as well be millions of miles away to the average crew dog: "We aren't deployed. The Air Force just hates us." Truth.
  2. Did you get the Bluetooth? Or at least the version with the 3.5mm plug jack? It's life changing on long sorties.
  3. F-16 Students skip Phase III

    The new guys we are getting out of FTU can barely fly as it is! They get 6ish flights and take a checkride. Then show up back home and get 6-9 more flights. That is obviously with the full-up T-1 syllabus. Typical USAF thinking...save hours on a $1000/hr jet...only to spend more hours on a $10,000/hr jet a few months down the road. Idiots.
  4. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Punish the guilty? Charge him with murder; prosecute to max extent allowed by law. Lock him up and throw away the key. Done.
  5. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Imagine the CEO of Southwest Air Lines telling all 55,000 employees nation-wide that they, or their family members, can’t drink or buy alcohol. Just for perspective. Absolutely asinine. We’ve devolved from leadership to management...and now we can only muster “really shitty management.” FML. Where’s the exit? This incident involved .001% of the military people and dependents on Japan. So let’s punish everyone.
  6. It's good to hear that you've been happy so far. Let's see how you're doing after the staff tour! haha
  7. 11-217: should it stay or go?

    Only funny because it's true. So much for comm brevity! lol
  8. Thunderbird F-16 flips at KDAY

    "Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your plane! You don't own that plane, the taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash. You've been busted, you've lost your qualifications as section leader three times, put in hack twice by me, with a history of high speed passes over five air control towers—and one admiral's daughter!" Peggy Benjamin??
  9. We are seeing the same thing as well. Many of our part-timers were really guard bums, averaging 20+ days a month at the base in some fashion (Drill, FTP, alert, SOF, office days, whatever) but now our part timers are TRUE part timers...drill weekend and then maybe 2-3 additional days a month. With 6-9 formerly productive guard bums getting hired, that's a swing of 120-180 days of effort per month that isn't being covered by other people. We've had 20% of our squadron retire at 20+1 day in the last 6 months. Several guys are just not taking checkrides and/or otherwise maintaining MR status for their last 6 months. Stickin' it to "leadership" one last time. hehe
  10. Leadership at the 'Deid

    I'm headed over there soon. Have been told that the Sq/CC is a typical clown act more interested in making O6 than actually taking care of the crews. Anecdotal evidence verifies....Was forwarded a lengthy email directly from said clown concerning approved patches and hat wear. Focusing on the important stuff apparently. SMH. edit to add: have been told they are using 8 hour show-time windows for crews now. Apparently the way we've done it for 15 years wasn't good enough for this guy so they're re-inventing the wheel.
  11. AFPC functionals and leadership

    Meh, fuck 'em. If he's pissed enough, maybe they'll kick you out and you'll be happier at the airlines 5 years sooner. An OG getting butt hurt about something like this, and the fact you're fearful of reprisal, is messed up. Totally believable, but just plain wrong. SMH. We need better O-6s and above.
  12. RIP Doc

    Where Are the Heroes
  13. RIP Doc

    Possibly flying a SU-27