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ThreeHoler

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  1. The MDG/CC is not the authority to approve or deny Ambien in AMC…it is the Sq/CC. I had an O-6 Flt Doc call me for Ambien approval when our exercise crew requested them. Short version: I said yes. But I also talked to the AC about all the ways to mitigate before going straight to the pilot’s little helper and made sure I understood why they felt the no go pills were needed. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. I’ll always side with an AC who makes the best decision with the information they have… But I also have lost count the number of times I needed to shift my sleep schedule for a mission departure and did it without No-Gos. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. One case I’m thinking of happened a few years ago (around the time of the first VSP). A Capt wrote the board two years in a row to get out early. After his 2nd non-selection, his spouse was diagnosed with a serious (expensive) disease. He petitioned the continuation board to stay in as a Capt to 20 for the medical coverage. Had he not written the board, he likely would have promoted. Everyone has their reasons…but sometimes things change and you can’t prepare for how they change. I’m not saying don’t write…just be prepared for everything you can think of in the transition.
  4. That’s it. But be careful. I know people who have done it and later regretted it. YMMV.
  5. Dr Muller…physicist. Seems legit.
  6. That is still a Congress problem. The AF is required to present a business case for all pilot bonus offerings to prove that it is needed at a specific amount for each community. It doesn’t help that the other Services say their pilot retention is “fine” and actively discourage increasing the bonus further.
  7. Statistics of small numbers but interesting. Vaccinated but still reading what is out there. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/heart-inflammation-after-covid-19-shots-higher-than-expected-study-us-military-2021-06-29/ Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Odd. Other countries (UK, Aussies, Canucks) seem to have figured out the pilot pro pay. A Capt on flight pay who stayed flying the line makes more than a staff Maj (and some Lt Col). Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1365/2497/products/12774-TinFoilHat-May-Move02_800x.gif?v=1542393503 Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. You’re more than 2x passed over, right? Many times people don’t care to notify you because they figure you already know you didn’t make it.
  11. Slaves were told they were independent nationally until 19 Jun 1865. So, yes, it is an accurate name. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. Well, at least there is a trans person. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. You can’t pop for secondhand smoke. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Cold. But then they will be other community problems!
  15. Shit, we can’t even get “ADS-B Out OFF” right in my community. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  16. We beg fighter units for refueling. Especially night refueling. We couldn’t care less about heavy receiver work when we can just go swap spit.
  17. It is also only 61(?)% effective vs 95+% for Moderna and Pfizer.
  18. These are not my opinions. These are the tanker excuses/reasons.
  19. Not a great salary range for the pilot position… Same as the boom’s. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  20. But they stayed in tents! Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  21. From a KC-10 perspective: Because simply being admin gas sucks and is mostly a waste of our time. Because TACC doesn’t have the tail availability to do a flag and other TRANSCOM-validated things. Because CENTCOM has too many of our jets. Because we don’t have a weapons school to speak the same language and properly integrate into a planning team. Because we don’t have anything to be on the net (yet). Are they all excuses? Yes. But every time I’ve been involved in a flag, my job has been to sit fat, dumb, and happy in an anchor that is either off the range or outside the engagement area. It’s a self-licking ice cream cone…we don’t get valuable training (except boom fighter contacts) so we don’t value it so we stay admin gas because we don’t have the ability/care to integrate.
  22. Definitely down and retracted. The boom is usually down for an air show pass in the big tanker. Not sure about the little guy there.
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