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  1. These keep the military industrial complex going so they will probably continue to exist. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  2. It’s horrifying yet it keeps happening. Nuke tests in the ‘50s Agent Orange Depleted Uranium Burn Pits Artillery that causes CTE I’m sure I missed some. It’s maddening. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  3. I just can’t understand why people don’t want to sign up… https://dnyuz.com/2023/11/05/a-secret-war-strange-new-wounds-and-silence-from-the-pentagon/ Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  4. Indeed. However, it might be a little awkward if they are Alaskan airlines interview… Alaskan interviewer – “Tell me about a time you faced a conflict or dispute with a crewmember in the aircraft and how did you resolve it?” Well ok, there was this one time back in October of 2023 when I was flying for Horizon and we had a jupseater from Alaskan show up…Do you need me to keep going or should we just move on? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  5. Did I win anything good? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  6. Somewhere between “we are all gonna die tomorrow” and “nothing to see here, everything is fine” is the truth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The last line is my favorite… “One team, one fight!” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Gotcha. My sarcasm detector has been intermittent lately. I’ll get it fixed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Please explain Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This was my causal factor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 100%. I think we are saying the same thing in different ways. I also didn’t realize how much being a fulltimer was consuming me until I left…and my wife and kids told me how much happier I was when I got back from trips. That was eye opening for me as well. I’m happy to talk to Active Duty folks about the Guard. I’m happy to talk to Full timers about the airlines. My QOL definitely improved when I went AD->ANG and even more so when I went ART->Airlines. I just do my best to stay objective and not make them feel like their decision is “wrong” if it doesn’t agree with how I personally have done it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Back about 7-8 years ago in my ANG unit we experienced what became known locally as the “Techsodus”…a mass exit of many of our Air Reserve Technician pilots to seemingly greener airline pastures. A growing bias against the full-time techs took shape. “Dude, how can you stay a Tech? Being a Tech SUUUCKS” A lot of young guys got swept up in the wave and followed the older techs out the door and it definitely hurt our ability to do business. One of the DSGs made an observation one day after overhearing these conversations at drill. He said something along the lines of “you guys understand that, in order to exist as a Guard unit, we actually need some people to stay full time right? Like…if EVERYONE goes to the airline then nobody will be left here to build a schedule, create training plans, run a Stan/Eval program…so maybe just consider that as you run down the hallway talking about how much being a fulltimer sucks to all the young guys that look up to you…” I feel like the same thing is happening today. There is so much hate on the mil meme sites and it’s all a one-sided “ F*** Active Duty! The bonus is for chumps! Come to the Guard and get your line number! If you don’t you’re stupid!” But…the less Active Duty we have, the less Big AF is able to man UFT and FTU training, deployment taskings, headquarters manning, etc, etc and that hurts the ARC’s ability to train and equip which in turn makes it harder to be a DSG/airline guy. Bottom line - the airlines are a great deal, but it’s not for everyone and if someone’s beliefs, goals or family situation dictates that it’s better to stay on Active Duty, they shouldn’t automatically be vilified for that decision. Full Disclosure - I was Active Duty for ~8 years, Guard for 20 as an ART and as a DSG on and off orders. *Edited to add my censored F bomb back in for effect Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk on
  13. Speaking from the tanker side yes. That’s what they are there for. Of course the budget fluctuates but by enlarge they want young mobility guys doing mobility stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Or, depending on the type of orders you are on, maybe you wont go because the funding stream won’t allow it, mission requirements, etc For example, if you are on MPA for a MAJCOM or specific mission you may not be able to go on the trip you want to go on because you have to stay behind and support the trip, alert or mission that they are funding you for. So like Lockjaw said it depends Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I disagree From the article “In letters the Army sent this month to the affected aviators as well as to members of Congress, which were obtained by NBC News, it said it “realized” after conducting a “legal review of this policy” that the three-year BRADSO requirement has to be served separately.” I don’t think they knew. I would put money on the fact that, when they signed up, they asked if this commitment would be concurrent and I would put money on the fact that some personnel NCOs said yes. How many times have you talked to someone at MPF and gotten a confidently wrong answer from someone and gone with it only to find out later that the info was incorrect? I can give you multiple examples of personnel inconsistencies When I was awarded a Nav slot in 1994, the commitment had changed from 5 to 6 years. I had to cross out every 5 in my contract, change it to a 6 and initial it. One of my friends was at a Det that didn’t do that. Guess what? She got out at the 5 year mark. My kid was told in Jan 2021 that he could commission into the ANG from ROTC in 2021 under the Bow Wave program. Everyone was on board, he found a unit and got hired…then in April 2021 A1 ended the program and didn’t tell anyone…not the gaining state recruiters, not the ROTC det, not the unit. They did all the paperwork to submit in May only for AFPC to say “sorry, that program is over, the moose out front should have told you.” I could go on and on. So to make a blanket sweeping generalization that every single one of these aviators read a contract that apparently the entire Army didn’t even understand and they all need to man up? It’s another case of the member getting screwed and the incompetent bureaucrats run free. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
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