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  1. I use to follow this site when I was going into UPT and trying to get into OTS. I still surf around and follow some conversations from time to time. There are usually some interesting perspectives here. I separated from the AF and work in Oil and Gas now and have had a great career for the past 10 years. I'll add my .02 on energy from my perspective. Keystone XL. There already is a Keystone pipeline. The XL would allow more crude to flow from Canada. Canadian Crude is heavy sulfur or sour crude. Sweet crude is more often found in the Middle East and is just below the surface. Mos
    4 points
  2. If we learn one thing from the madness of the past 2 years, it's that local politics have a much more immediate impact on peoples lives. If you want to affect change, get involved. Unless you're a gay father of mixed race children trying to get on the school board in San Francisco...
    4 points
  3. Well, it’s official. CC notification is 16 Feb and public release is 23 Feb per the Rated Assignments page...whoever called Tuesday was spot on.
    3 points
  4. Well it’s the Air Force sooo that checks... 😂
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  5. If you can't see why my opinion is better than yours, we have nothing to talk about. Well... Bye. The others have already covered the errors of your post, but one more I'll add: The race riots were far from organic, and they were not born from the George Floyd murder (murder, not racist murder). They were a continuation of social unrest where protests and riots spring up everytime a black American was killed by the police (or non-black person) in circumstances that were murky enough to exploit. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, George Floyd, just to nam
    3 points
  6. As mentioned above, you’re not taking into account TSP matching which the legacy program doesn’t provide.
    2 points
  7. Thankfully it is not an AETC Family Day sauce: https://www.jbsa.mil/Portals/102/Documents/COVID-19 GMs/2021-2022 AETC Family Days.pdf?ver=ZXVuE5JlWgxHhTivFLtYAw%3D%3D
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  8. No you can’t fix it by changing out immediate echelon electorate officials in local government... See what you need to do is blame the President and blame Police Unions as the convenient scapegoat as to why you can’t change anything at the local level... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  9. I mean, in reality, BRS is only a loss of 5-10% if you get the match (and the market works as per normal).
    2 points
  10. Already building the FY22 Application since it will convene, and release results sooner than this one.
    2 points
  11. Honestly, we could use a few more senior leaders that bounced back from issues early on rather than the risk adverse ones we get.
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  13. The benefits outweigh the negatives on the XL extension. The main benefit being increased North American energy independence. We are better off getting petroleum from North American land vs the Middle East. Offshore carries unique environmental risks that are difficult to mitigate (busted well heads and crashed tankers). The jobs will help, although the estimates vary widely. The DoS's estimate was 40k jobs, of which 10% would be during the construction period. When compared to a typical 180k/month job creation rate in the US, it isn't much but every little bit counts due to COVID
    1 point
  14. If you have a DP checked PRF, with good push line, you’re in a strong position to be promoted. Good luck Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
    1 point
  15. And the career bonus of 2.5 x annual pay at year 12.
    1 point
  16. Congrats man. Still a good sign. I'll hope the best for you.
    1 point
  17. So I got my PRF back for the upcoming O-5 board. Keep in mind that I am a 4x APZ, but I got the following on my push line: #1/2 Eligible, #5/24 O-4's, Def Promote I also got a DP I checked last years stats and APZ, w/IDE complete, and a DP was 15/15 selected (for my board). But, it would be really on-brand for me to be the first ever (under the new board process) APZ w/DP to not get promoted. So that is what I am expecting. But, who knows.
    1 point
  18. My rough math when I was making the choice between the 2 showed BRS ahead for the first 7 years of retirement, then falling behind the legacy system for the rest of time, based on 5% annual return from the market (very conservative return). The big takeaway was I also need outside investments, since just legacy high 3 or BRS (at the minimum matching) just provides a comfortable retirement, but isn't going to buy toys and travel.
    1 point
  19. No matter how woke you are, at some point the woke mob will turn on you.
    1 point
  20. Not for tinker we are full ops tomorrow.
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  21. That is cruel and unusual if they went from a Monday release to by the end of the week to waiting over a long weekend.
    1 point
  22. It's a family day for AFGSC. Same for most other MAJCOMS as well I believe. With it being an extended weekend I'm not anticipating results prior to Tuesday sine Monday is a federal holiday.
    1 point
  23. Curious how they plan to square this decision with the "need for diversity" they keep pushing, given the IG report that shows minorities are more likely to be punished than white dudes.
    1 point
  24. Slightly faster: From air force portal home search rated assignments, first result, UFT board (second from the bottom on the left). Once you're there if you want to see the discussion click the undergraduate flying training (UFT) board link at the top, but the announcement is the same on both.
    1 point
  25. Does that 401k matching also include a defined benefit and retirement healthcare in the retirement benefits package? It's about the whole retirement package, not just one aspect. There are great retirement plans out there in the civilian world (UPS seems to have a great one with both 401k contributions and pension) GI bill transfer to a kid is also valuable; essentially puts one kid fully through college with very little to no debt without the need for scholarships or grants. Though I suppose if you have a kid before you have 6 years in service, you'll have the transfer commitment complete
    1 point
  26. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2499406/all-services-including-department-of-the-air-force-to-furnish-adverse-informati/ Seems like the one-mistake air force just got a little more one-mistakier. It even retroactively includes all paperwork and inquiries/investigations back to 2012.
    1 point
  27. This post exemplifies the real crisis in our country: an inability to talk to each other. Your first paragraph is filled with assumptions you believe to be facts. Your second paragraph is also assumptions masquerading as fact. The foundation of a functioning democratic society is disagreements are civil and resolved by good faith conversations. That means listening to the other side and asking yourself “could they be right? Can I understand their viewpoint? How can I convince them of mine?” You’re right about one thing: we don’t have much left to talk about if “talking
    1 point
  28. Let's re-frame this discussion then. People see the George Floyd video, and that sparks protests about police killing black Americans. Those protests then devolve into riots in some major US cities. Key Point: Those riots and protests weren't just because of George Floyd, although his death likely elevated the issue. They were about the 'systemic killing of black people by police.' Which is a lie. Period. The Washington Post created a database to try and prove the theory... and they came up empty, along with other journalistic/academic outlets. That reality didn't dissuade prominent
    1 point
  29. Man, I think it’s been three years or better since I’ve looked at Baseops. Almost Five years since I retired. Since everything went crazy, I found myself wondering what the BO crowd was saying.Tonight, I finally looked. I’ve read through a few threads, and must say...I am still impressed by the level of discussion here. Y’all are awesome. And also, thanks to Congressman for standing up for what he believes is right. Takes some nuts. Props to y’all for great discussion as well. Quality people here, man. Proud to have served with most of ya!
    1 point
  30. I used to have a civilian job before I decided one day to apply for an OTS pilot slot. I don’t know your background, but to those here that have only known the Air Force as a job in their adult lives (or a kush airline pilot gig afterwards that was enabled by your AF job), I would caution that the civilian world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it can be unimaginable doldrums where entire years run together into the same memory, and then you die. Even a non-flying AF job has more excitement than 99% of the jobs out there. It’s like an Air Force staff job, except that the things y
    1 point
  31. I'll be excited to read what the AF wanted it to say! 😁
    1 point
  32. I guess since I let the cat slip out of the bag in the VA Loans post, y’all are due for an update. For those who care read on... For those of you who don’t know my story, the short version is came back from a deployment to find out my wife of over 10 years and high school sweetheart had been cheating on me. Once she got caught in the 2nd affair (I know now that there were more than just the two I caught her in) she filed for divorce but let me take the kids and move out of state. I swore then that I would never get married ever again. I did the single parent thing for a while and then rand
    1 point
  33. Dear Penthouse Forum (insert Duck nurse story here) Glad it all worked out bud Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point


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