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Bergman last won the day on April 21 2018

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  1. Bergman


    As has been said already, but I’m saying it again for emphasis, do NOT under ANY circumstance keep a mortgage or any other financial asset with her. The horror stories I’ve heard would water your eyes. I let my Ex stay in our house in lieu of alimony for over a year and even that was a mild disaster. The condition of the house wasn’t good when I finally got it back and some utilities had gone unpaid (that were in my name). The one thing I wish I had done differently is to have sold the house. I let her stay, and then moved myself back in, with the thought that it would provide stability for my kids but that hasn’t really been the case. They’re doing better with it now but the first 6 months of my being back in there were rough. Should have sold it and started fresh. also, steer clear of any language in the decree about who pays for college. It’s a whole can of worms that you want nothing to do with. They’ll be 18 by then anyway so figure it out later and don’t have it in writing.
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    This sort of thing has been standard for a decade or longer. And management wonders why people are bailing to the airlines in droves...and those that stay (or can’t leave yet) are stuck working for the dregs that are left. This may be my new rule for an air force career: RUN! Fucking run!! Management doesn’t deserve your sacrifice. (the old rules being: 1. Timing is Everything 2. Life isn’t fair 3. There is no justice)
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    BTDT and couldn’t have said it any better. LASER FOCUS! The divorce is just business at this point.
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    KC-46A Info

    Finally holding them accountable and looking out for the crews before something bad happens. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/air-warfare-symposium/2019/03/01/air-force-suspends-kc-46-tanker-deliveries/
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    Being or Doing in The Air Force

    That was a really good read. I could not agree more.
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    The new airline thread

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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Sadly, you’re right. Hope the PC zealots aren’t that bad after this many years. He had to have suspected it would come up when news of this came out.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Agreed. At what point do the demo pilots certify on the routine? What would happen if they couldn’t get it down and/or the General wouldn’t sign off on it? I suspect that isn’t the case here; just wondering out loud. Either way, really sucks for her.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/02/12/first-female-viper-demo-team-pilot-relieved-after-two-weeks/ WHats the back story here??
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    Future T-38 replacement?

    Following the convention of “First basic trainer name” II then “first advanced trainer name” II....I would go with Trojan II!
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    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    May the odds be ever in your favor. Meanwhile, the quiche-eating airline guys are busy working 12, maybe 15, days a month for double the money. The low point...being gone for 3 nights in a row! 😂 Love ya Big Blue, but the madness has to stop. Run! Fucking Run fellas!!
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    The new airline thread

    True but the bid closes around the 10-11th, right? If you have enough seniority you’ll have a good idea of what days you’ll get off (sts) before the schedule is released.
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    CLASSIC: De Motivational Poster Contest!

    Ha! That place is just down the road from me. Gotta love their marketing strategy. More of a Chevy man myself. The brunette can stay though.
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    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    Agree completely! This should have been written more clearly and explained up-front. I have zero trust in the AF to do the right thing by their people, thus my belief that this is yet another shady tactic to screw airmen in order to prop up percentages on some bullshit slide at HQ. RUN! Fucking run!!!
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    Pilot retention in your neck of the woods?

    Would you be willing to bet 2-3 years worth of airline seniority on this? I hate to say it, but I just wouldn’t put it past the AF to remove a simple sentence like that specifically to back-door (no STS required) a bunch of unsuspecting Capt/Maj types.