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  1. I can confirm this, I refinanced with @Jon - Trident Home Loans back in November, he beat every other bank and had lower closing costs. As for USAA check to make sure that there aren't points included, that's been my experience the last two times I inquired with them, great rates to get you in the door until you see the fine print points.
  2. Yes and we continue to get told we are "overmanned" and slammed with large white jet bills, but we are cancelling upgrade classes left and right because we don't have people to fill them which doesn't help build experience.
  3. AETC wants it's cake and to eat it too. We (C-17s) have just enough experienced IPs to keep our crew force current and in a acceptably proficient state to meet current deployment requirements. We can't give up 4-6 experienced ACs/IPs every PCS cycle to fill AETC's insane must fill bill. It is a vicious cycle but when there are real world users that need support day in and day out, AETC is going to get the people we can do without.
  4. You are assuming there was a T-6 spot for him and yeah he mentioned his wife a lot and good for him. The AF gets young motivated college students to become pilots, they don't keep those same people in the AF, they keep families. I've had three people in the last month tell me "the wife said this was the last move" and so they started looking for an exit. All in all I though his post was a very reasonable assessment of the situation given the asshattery from 19 AF.
  5. "Hey we scheduled this at a time we know you won't have childcare so use that plan you have which isn't meant for these things to cover our asshattery"
  6. You can also do color filters and reduce the white point (all under the accessibility section). Not a 100% solution but makes graphics and pictures not all sorts of weird colors.
  7. Also apparently the term "bro-culture" is now social recategorization and using "male-centric terminology to describe team comradery" are a micro-aggressions. So better find a new term because it looks like "being a bro" is now banned.
  8. Yeah screw their app, pull up your Citi statement it will have the currency conversion rate that you were charged. This is a clean kill on their buffoonery. If they persist you can mention the IG or maybe that you are refusing to sign a fraudulent voucher claim.
  9. That's one way to put it, it's more like a controlled impact, but she can stop on a dime.
  10. Couldn't find a better place to put this; I wonder if Gen Johns will cite himself as a contributing factor to the issue by driving out a lot of experienced pilots from his time as AMC/CC. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/11/07/congress-names-aviation-crisis-panel-members/?utm_campaign=Socialflow+MIL&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
  11. I know an SFS O-5 that's on their 2nd SQ/CC tour (one before IDE/Staff).
  12. KMWH is busy pretty fricken busy between the flight school, Boeing test flights, test flights from some other companies, regular GA traffic, firefighters in the summer, McChords primary AUX field (3 squadrons + the C-17 WIC), and the Growlers out of Whidbey. The airspace is wide open sure but Moses is on any given weekday is about as busy as a UPT base already.
  13. Oh good and you're a TPS grad to boot, great job AF. 🙄
  14. Wait the AF selected you and is paying to get a PhD but you aren't good enough to make O-4? YGFSM!
  15. Most of your points have to deal with a failure to embrace emerging technology (much like the VR debates going on elsewhere here). Not failing to teach future air force pilots basic airmanship. If you want to go along the line of limited resources, the majority of our aircraft (to include fighters) no longer have production lines; is not in our interest to give our pilots training that not only keeps them from having to eject but also potentially recovers a tens of million to hundreds of million dollar aircraft that's no longer in production?
  16. The C-17 crews have been wearing patches similar to those above with duty positions (Pilot, Load, Chief, Raven) the left shoulder flap of the A2CUs for a while now. A lot of people get all worked up about it, since it's not allowed per the AFI but SF, Fire and AE crews all get special patches because who knows why.
  17. I have nothing against AFWERX but calling for ideas when the PTN v1.0 outbrief is still not released and making the claim to make pilots faster with the same quality is putting the cart before the horse. The degredation in quality in new pilots who actually flew planes before they got their wings is evident so I can't wait to see how these ones perform.
  18. I can't speak for the loadmasters, but the copilot got a PCS to another C-17 base (don't know where CP is now) and the AC got picked up for a unique opportunity which he took. Its a shame because I only got the opportunity to work with him once and he was far from the "reckless cowboy" Allardick accused him of being.
  19. Update the WG/CC just issued clarification that 2 pieces were authorized for everyday wear.
  20. Did you book your tickets through TMO? Did your dependents get paid for only the day they traveled? I'm flying them to family versus the next duty location since I'm taking leave enroute.
  21. Along these lines, making a PCS from west coast to east coast. We want to ship one car and fly the wife and kid ahead to family while I make the drive in our other car with the dogs. I get the mileage reimbursement for the shipped car. I wasn’t aware they would pay for airline tickets. How does per diem work for my wife and kid? Is it a constructed travel cost type deal (won’t reimburse past what they’d pay in total cost for a drive etc)? I’ve dug through here and the JTR but looking for first hand experience to be able to throw the bullshit flag at Finance.
  22. We’ve been specifically told that the OCP guidance does not apply to the two piece flight suits. We aren’t allowed to wear A2CU outside of flight duties.
  23. Yeah doublechecked the JTR and it specifically says "no other costs [besides transportation ticket], such as taxi fare or parking, are included in the comparison".
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