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Prozac    229
13 hours ago, dream big said:

I personally know of several aircrew to be permanently banned from country: one for having a can of dip, one for having a funny moustsche drawn on his CAC, and one for "making a funny face" at a customs dude.

 

Lucky bastards. 

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snoopyeast    142
18 hours ago, SurelySerious said:

Maybe the Qataris should use those C-17s for something other than transporting the crown Lambos and Tigers.

I saw one almost drag a wingtip a few years back.

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FourFans130    116
13 hours ago, snoopyeast said:

I saw one almost drag a wingtip a few years back.

That's gotta be tough to do seeing the last few feet of wing are so stylishly curled up...were they inverted?

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Lord Ratner    381
Ummm, if the other countries surrounding them are cutting off air, sea, and food supplies. Where do you think the military there is going to acquire food? They are not going to permit food trucks in just for the base. Trucks of food and goods are stacked up at the border.

The Deid won't be touched. The other countries are uninterested in impacting the base, and have made that clear

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waveshaper    100

"Turkey to fast-track draft bill approving troop deployment in Qatar (7 June):" Hopefully these 3,000 Turks wont be bedding down on Al-Udeid.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/07/turkey-to-fast-track-draft-bill-approving-troop-deployment-in-qatar-officials.html

Additional info; "Revealed: Secret details of Turkey's new military pact with Qatar;"

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-qatar-military-agreement-940298365

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SurelySerious    416

The Deid won't be touched. The other countries are uninterested in impacting the base, and have made that clear

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I have just one more question before I call Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez. If you gave an order that the Deid wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would the Deid be in danger?
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HuggyU2    909

Yet they get pissed off when I call it the "medical hobby shop".  

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Weezer    64
11 hours ago, fou said:

I think it's pretty funny that it was the equipment they used for colonoscopies...the jokes should write themselves.

Also, it feels like the statement wasn't fully thought through and they just listed all the diseases that *could* be transmitted, as opposed to actually identifying diseases that were present that would've actually been transmitted.  If only 135 procedures using this equipment were done in that time, what's the actual likelihood, given the deployed environment, that one of those people had HIV or hepatitis?  They might as well have included ebola and smallpox.

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PlanePhlyer    32

Any new crap going on at the Deid?  Start my penance in 3 weeks. Last there in summer of 13. Can't imagine much has changed?  Still good coffee at the Bean, milk shortage, and no rip-its? 

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PlanePhlyer    32

Win at the Deid, ACP baseball hats now authorized with desert flight suits. If anybody wants more info, feel free to PM your .mil address and I'll email you the new reference. 

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6 hours ago, PlanePhlyer said:

Win at the Deid, ACP baseball hats now authorized with desert flight suits. If anybody wants more info, feel free to PM your .mil address and I'll email you the new reference. 

I wouldn't doubt I had a hand in getting this change enacted... just saying you piss enough people off with your headgear choice and things happen ;)

 

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ihtfp06    291
I wouldn't doubt I had a hand in getting this change enacted... just saying you piss enough people off with your headgear choice and things happen ;)
 

Do tell, what was your headgear choice?

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raimius    50

...and mandatory brown t-shirts and Coyote boots.  More stuff to buy for people.

Those text job patches all got canned except for first responders, battlefield airmen...and one exception.  (I wonder who wrote that...). Not that I care a ton, but wouldn't having people's jobs on their sleeves make things easier?  Why are we restricting that?

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08Dawg    103
On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 4:31 AM, PlanePhlyer said:

Any new crap going on at the Deid?  Start my penance in 3 weeks. Last there in summer of 13. Can't imagine much has changed?  Still good coffee at the Bean, milk shortage, and no rip-its? 

Unless soy milk is your thing, yes...although strangely, when I got coffee today at the bean, they had what looked like fresh milk.  How'd that happen??

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PlanePhlyer    32
4 hours ago, 08Dawg said:

Unless soy milk is your thing, yes...although strangely, when I got coffee today at the bean, they had what looked like fresh milk.  How'd that happen??

I go off base to Carefour and get milk there.  It's a pretty solid grocery store and they have those little yellow capped milk bottles that most Deid regulars recall.  

 

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Disco_Nav963    98

Here's a "Leadership at the Deid" worthy story. The SecAF and CSAF were here a few weeks ago, and at one point during their dog and pony show, they asked the rent-a-crowd "Are you getting everything you need here, with the embargo and everything?" And someone from either HNCC, Protocol, or Services (can't remember) straight up lied and said "We're good, we even have fresh milk." My buddy that works in the wing front office just about shit a brick. (Same friend was of course dispatched into town prior to the visit to pick up Diet Cokes for the VIPs since FSS is out of them and Diet Pepsi just ain't the same.)

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Sprkt69    83

 

4 hours ago, Disco_Nav963 said:

Here's a "Leadership at the Deid" worthy story. The SecAF and CSAF were here a few weeks ago, and at one point during their dog and pony show, they asked the rent-a-crowd "Are you getting everything you need here, with the embargo and everything?" And someone from either HNCC, Protocol, or Services (can't remember) straight up lied and said "We're good, we even have fresh milk." My buddy that works in the wing front office just about shit a brick. (Same friend was of course dispatched into town prior to the visit to pick up Diet Cokes for the VIPs since FSS is out of them and Diet Pepsi just ain't the same.)

Thus continuing the trend of lying to the upper echelons to make it look like the slides are still greened up instead of providing actual data. Is it any wonder these strategic juggernauts are failing the services?

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Duck    852

I don't know what bothers me more, that people feel the need to lie to the Generals or that the Generals are stupid enough to believe them.

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08Dawg    103
On 9/8/2017 at 5:13 PM, Disco_Nav963 said:

Here's a "Leadership at the Deid" worthy story. The SecAF and CSAF were here a few weeks ago, and at one point during their dog and pony show, they asked the rent-a-crowd "Are you getting everything you need here, with the embargo and everything?" And someone from either HNCC, Protocol, or Services (can't remember) straight up lied and said "We're good, we even have fresh milk." My buddy that works in the wing front office just about shit a brick. (Same friend was of course dispatched into town prior to the visit to pick up Diet Cokes for the VIPs since FSS is out of them and Diet Pepsi just ain't the same.)

Please tell me said idiot was immediately called out for their stupidity?

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panchbarnes    163

Sad thing is, in my corner of the USG, key info are often withheld from the O-6s/GOs by their deputies (GS-15/O-5), for fear the boss will get mad.  I just don't understand this line of thinking.  Whenever I try to alert the boss to potential bad news on the horizon, the deputies will quickly jump in and stutter something meaningless and change the subject.  It's like we are not allowed to talk about issues in a meeting unless it's absolutely positive.  Just kick the can down the road until it blows up and blindsides everyone.  WTFO? 

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SurelySerious    416
40 minutes ago, panchbarnes said:

Sad thing is, in my corner of the USG, key info are often withheld from the O-6s/GOs by their deputies (GS-15/O-5), for fear the boss will get mad.  I just don't understand this line of thinking.  Whenever I try to alert the boss to potential bad news on the horizon, the deputies will quickly jump in and stutter something meaningless and change the subject.  It's like we are not allowed to talk about issues in a meeting unless it's absolutely positive.  Just kick the can down the road until it blows up and blindsides everyone.  WTFO? 

Standard gatekeeper BS

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Like you're getting at: they probably correlate their strat with the amount of time they don't tell the boss anything unsettling, instead of addressing problems. Service before self?

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