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Herk Driver

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  1. Who is in the market for a VA IRRRL? Give Marty Medve and his team at Trident Home Loans a call. Trident was able to do a 2.75% interest rate with a small fee but not the 1.5 points others are charging. I think the rate without the fee was 2.875%. There was also a nominal lending fee of $555. With my VA rating there was no VA funding fee. This was one of the few times where the rate has been low enough (.5 below current mortgage) for me to be eligible. It’s a great time to re-fi and save some money. edit: to correct an error and for clarification.
  2. Thanks to Amy and her team at NBKC. Closed earlier this week on a “second” home so rates are a little higher at 4.375%. Amy and her team worked through all the underwriting hurdles (college town condo) and made this a reality. NBKC was the only place that I could find that was willing to find a way to make this a reality. Closing was in just over 30 days with Christmas and New Years holidays thrown in the mix. Recommend giving Amy a call when you are shopping for mortgage loans/rates. Great experience all around. Thanks again Amy.
  3. Interesting. CRDP may not be automatic but I never “applied” for it. Maybe my VSO did that in the background for me. YMMV. Combat related issues can be different but the general rule of thumb is 50% or greater gets concurrent receipt.
  4. #3...offset dollar for dollar if you get LESS than 50%... if 50% or more then you get full retirement pay AND the VA disability payment
  5. You CAN break up PTDY as others have said. I’m not sure that after being gone for 2 months that I would have wanted to come back to work for 2 days to out-process, like you are alluding to. If it is approved as terminal leave then your plan will not work. If you can convince your CC to sign an ordinary leave form for 60 days and then you come back, sign in and go out process then good luck to you. In my experience, this won’t happen but YMMV. Also, in your scenario expect your pay to be delayed and screwed up due to DFAS issues with processing it like you desire.
  6. And you’ll pay the ATM surcharge in order to get your own cash. But hey, if your friend doesn’t mind paying fees just to spend his own money then he is all set with this plan
  7. This has been rumored for months...I'll check a few sources and try to get back.
  8. Last number I saw was 80 per day, worldwide for the foreseeable future.
  9. I wonder if the Wing/CC called Killer? Is he still the AU/CC...I am sure he would not put up with this unless there is more to the story.
  10. I was paying about $420/month on a $240K home in Abilene (county taxes only). This was in 2009. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  11. If you want a nice place to stay, skip the base altogether. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  12. Holy thread revival!!! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  13. Not sure what the issue is with the 317th...Similar issues during the RIF back in 2010-ish. Back then we assumed it was the AG leadership... Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  14. Not familiar. You can spend the night at your port of embarkation/debarkation...in other words, your first stop in the states, typically BWI if returning from the sandbox. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  15. IIRC, you can still 3-day opt a 365...but an AEF 179 is a different issue. Sorry I wasn't more precise. If you get pushed into one and only have 30 days when you return it will probably impact your ability to take terminal etc. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  16. The AF can absolutely give you a deployment past your ADSC...once tagged with that deployment you can not set a DOS that gets you out of that deployment. At least not anymore. It was stated somewhere else that the AF only has to get you home with >30 days prior to your separation date. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  17. Have been a NAF/IG but I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night and am trying to write a decent response as I eat breakfast. There has to be more to the story since all reprisal complaints require a MAJCOM and SAF and DOD IG review and approval before being closed out. JQP rails against the McGuire IG but doesn't take to task the DOD IG who would have needed to sign off on this before the complainant received his letter of dismissal? And I mean they read, re-read and buy all the logic of the response, etc and normally send it back for re-work multiple times. I'm not buying it. Maybe the local IG screwed up and gave this guy the letter before he was supposed to or he didn't follow the process. Or maybe there is more to this story than is published here. Either way, I would take my case up with DOD IG ( unless they were complicit) but definitely with my Congressman at this point, if the facts are as presented in the article. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  18. Fixed it for you. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  19. I was told every two months but I guess time will tell. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  20. Are the Czechs replacing their nuclear "fuel rods" now after this episode? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  21. Interesting that you said No but nothing I said contradicted what you wrote. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  22. I think he is saying why didn't they turn down the Art 15 and opt for a C-M. Others have posted about the pitfalls of a C-M vs Art 15, but there is no try to turn down a 15. It is a simple initial on the face of the Art 15 paperwork. You have an absolute right to refuse to accept Art 15 punishment and go to court instead. Maybe I am misreading what you are saying. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
  23. It may not be that simple as you say, but... What you wrote as the pitfalls of the system is also not quite that simple. There is absolutely still a presumption of innocence and the burden of proof is with the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused also get to choose judge only or jury. Charges can be amended etc but that can happen on the civil side as well. No, I am not a lawyer, but I have sat as a "judge" on a summary court martial and I can absolutely was not influenced one way or the other when it came to the verdict or the sentence. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network Forums
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