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  1. I also found it weird that for his assignments prior to being a commander he only lists his desk jobs in his duty titles and doesn't include that he's a pilot and which airframe. I've never seen that before. Shows what he prioritizes for an Air Force officer.
  2. Another vouch for David from myfinishingtouch.com. He did a couple nametags for me with a C-17 on one and a T-6 on another and then also a couple tab patches for me. All of them turned out great with a pretty quick turnaround.
  3. Sadly it appears to be a deliberate decision made by the base CO due to budget constraints. Hopefully they can figure out a way to keep it open. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/military/mcas-miramars-flying-leatherneck-aviation-museum-to-permanently-close/2532618/%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0NvH5I64X0GTryFJrts4U5UwV6slv8-FIgRO9MT8sc8gNddr8IHdcg5i4%26amp According to MCAS Miramar director of communications Capt. Matt Gregory, the base's commanding officer, Col. Charles Dockery, decided to close the museum due to budgetary constraints. "Over the past 10 to 15 years, we’ve tried various different strategies to align all those rules, regulations, and get that into a coherent strategy for the museum to move forward, and we were just never able to get there," Dockery said. "The air station annually pays over $400,000 to the museum’s salaries and operations, and that money is now being planned for reallocation toward higher-priority missions -- breathing apparatus equipment for flight-line firefighters and rescue, for example," Gregory said.
  4. One of the better GO speeches that I’ve heard was Gen Everhart at the 2017 A/TA convention. He was AMC/CC at the time. At the end of the speech he pulls out a chair and talks about retention and flat out says we need you to stay and we need people of your experience level to stay. He then talks about why he has served for almost 30 years. It was pretty refreshing to hear that from a GO. Fast forward to 44:30 for the end of the speech and then 49:30 for the we need you to stay part
  5. Would also recommend doing a drift boat charter for King Salmon on the Kasilof River and then getting a guide for wade fishing for King Salmon on the Anchor River. Beginning to mid June is about the peak for both of those runs. You can pack a lot of awesome fishing into a 10-14 day trip on the Kenai Peninsula in June.
  6. For June I would recommend staying at a couple different places down on the Kenai Peninsula. I would highly recommend staying in Coopers Landing in mid June for fishing the Kenai and Russian Rivers for the first run of Sockeye (Reds) Salmon and Rainbow trout. Opening day is usually June 11. You can wade fish on the Russian and then would recommend taking a drift boat on the Kenai. Lots of good guides in Cooper landing that will get you on fish in both rivers. Homer is also a great place to visit and going out on a Charter Boat and fishing deep for Halibut is a great time. You almost always get your limit and usually walk away with a bunch of fish that costs about $20 a pound in the store. Definitely go on a private charter and don’t go on the large party fishing boats that go after smaller halibut. There are a couple different fish processing places that will flash freeze and vacuum seal your fish for reasonable rates so you can fly it back home.
  7. Copy all. My post was after a “few” beers so didn’t catch that and called you out instead, my bad.
  8. F-35-The AIB President found, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the mishap was caused first, by the MA touching down at 202 KCAS, and second, by the MA flight control surfaces, namely the tail of the aircraft, conflicting with the MP inputs upon landing, resulting in the MP’s inability to recover from the aircraft oscillation. F-16- The Accident Investigation Board (AIB) President found by a preponderance of evidence the cause of the mishap was the MP’s failure to correctly interpret the approach lighting system and identify the runway threshold during his first landing attempt, which resulted in severely damaged landing gear. Both mishaps were causal by the pilot not executing a safe night landing in VMC. if you’re getting at that the cause of the crash is decreased pilot training/hours then I agree with the F-16 crash; the F-35 crash was an F-15E IP with plenty of experience.
  9. I know you’re a fighter guy so you scoff at all things involved with flying an approach and landing as motherhood and admin- but look at the data; a lot of mistakes happen in those phases. I actually researched visual approaches for my BS embry top-off paper since I was intrigued by the only two operational go arounds I had seen in the C-17 being from visual approaches. We do a ton of canned local patterns and a bunch of instrument approaches but when dudes get the random “Cleared for a visual” they’d F it up. The ASRS database actually had a lot of info on mistakes on visual approaches. Not surprisingly most instances of trying to land on the wrong runway or taxiway (Seattle in particular) were from visual approaches. The takeaway from almost all of them was ignoring ILS/LOC/MFD data. This is also very true in the C-17 landing at Peter O Knight instead of MacDill with Centcom/CC onboard. Add: The Shaw F-16 and Eglin F-35 crashes also show the importance of not neglecting the training for a VMC night landing.
  10. Good for them, actually happy to see them owning the mistake instead of just deleting it with no mention
  11. Appreciate all of the responses. Any thoughts on signing the 3 year bonus? I’m supposed to be at my current duty station through April 2022 so that might allow me to stay here the whole time and then hopefully get hired by the airlines and be at the front of the next hiring wave (assuming they start hiring again in 2-3 years). I’d then have to try to get my last 2 years through guard/reserve which may or may not be difficult. One negative I can think of is if the airlines aren’t hiring in 3 years then I’d probably miss out on the last 2 years of bonus. Thanks again.
  12. I’ve asked a similar question looking for advice and inputs before but obviously things have changed in the last few months. I’m a Lt Col at 15 years and my ADSC expires in December. Pre-COVID, I was planning on putting in my paperwork this summer to separate in December for the airlines. This is also my bonus year and I have until the end of July to either not take it, take 3 years, or take the 5 years. My STRD is December 2005 so I’m semi worried about a 365 at some point. Am I crazy to think about signing the bonus or should I just stay a free agent and hope for a rebound in airline hiring? It would definitely be a bummer to end up serving the whole 20 because I never got hired and not have received the extra money but being a free agent and having options also sounds nice. Appreciate any advice.
  13. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/macdill-postpones-air-show-scheduled-march-28-29-no-new-date-given/%3FoutputType%3Damp
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