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HuggyU2

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  1. Any chance the A-10 community is interested in hiring a slightly overweight guy in his 50s, with a receding hairline and bad breath? My "friend" would be interested.
  2. I had always wanted to try my hand in something where I was organizing/running a group or organization. After a lot of networking, I accepted an offer to run an aviation non-profit (basically, a club of jet owners) as their Executive Director. I could write a small book on the experience, but I resigned after 18 months and went back to the airlines... from which I had been absent for 15 years. Glad I worked in the ED job, otherwise I'd have always wondered if I should have done it. With the experience behind me, I know now that I have a much better quality of life where I am.
  3. https://www.rtag.org/events/annual-2021-rtag-convention
  4. Odd request... When you go into a classified briefing room, there's usually a storage bin into which many people put their cell phones before they enter the room. Most of the ones I've seen are poorly designed. If you have a picture of a wall-mounted unit that is exceptionally well designed, would you send me a link to where you got it, or at least a photo of it with the dimensions of the storage slots.
  5. Oklahoma State? Oh, you're in luck. PM sent.
  6. Jacksonville Center is where the rumor about the vax is coming from. A majority of controllers called in sick Friday in protest of the Biden mandate.
  7. ^^ Pretty much what this guy said ^^. Very hard to argue with him.
  8. So true. And thank you for stating it.
  9. It's been said already, but the AF and the FAA are apples and oranges. There are pilots in the airlines with one eye. I haven't seen that in the military. AF buddy of mine was grounded for multiple sclerosis. But, he is asymptomatic... got his FAA Class I... and is flying for a major airline. He's doing fine.
  10. di1630, Do you also lose Disability pay for the days you're working for the military?
  11. It's been about 6 years since Miley Gate. What ever happened to the three guys that were wrongly accused?
  12. I remember that too. He was at his buddy's WIC graduation, from Kadena... IIRC.
  13. Haha! I separated at the 15 year point of my AD career. Came back to the U-2 two years later and on AD. A few years later, I retired from AD while flying the U-2. Returned to AD again to fly the U-2. We have another pilot here that did the same thing as me, albeit a few years after I did it. The U-2 is The Land of Misfit Toys. We are an odd lot.
  14. Reason #6 why Big Blue doesn't always win. Because Big Blue is made of up of a myriad of sub-organizations that don't communicate with each other. Excellent work, SkiBum.
  15. I was at Laughlin for 4 years and had a great time.
  16. Haha... Hacker, as usual, bringing "the clarity". Good to see your posts... always. But you gotta love it: - Kabul's going to shit; USAF base infrastructure is in shambles; budget money is nowhere to be found; pilot retention is at an all time low (except for the overmanned 11R's... duh)... and someone Q3's a qualified military IP for a safe landing on a large runway, in US-controlled friendly territory. BTW, if it was a T-38 (was it?), the checklist directs a shutdown after clearing the runway... because the generator could be burning. Hmmm... I suppose if the engineers felt it was that significant of a threat, then I suppose landing "as soon as conditions permit" could be interpreted as landing where he/she did. Honestly... is this how "the greatest Air Force in the world" focuses it's energy in 2021?
  17. RedEye, Are you an officer in the US military? I'll admit... I'm pretty taken aback by your comment.
  18. I think that one of the very old posts, someone mentioned squeezing them in paper towels for the best results.
  19. While the jalapenos are cooking, is it recommended to have the stirrer on to keep them moving around? Or off, and just let them cook?
  20. ClearedHot, I have no SA on the situation. I was there 2011-2012, but the only time I left Bagram was when I was in an MC-12 (a horribly led, horribly tasked platform that had a lot of potential... but was a major shit-show), so I have no frame of reference outside what we did in that aircraft. I met a plethora of Americans, Egyptians, Emirates, etc... inside the compound but have no idea what they contributed. I just read about a woman and her two children that were there to "visit relatives". I have no idea if that is fact, but if anyone is there "on vacation" I'm of the opinion that you have created a self-inflicted wound. Really? You went there to "see your relatives"? Gutsy call, Mav. And I'm not of the opinion that my son or daughter should bail you out from your decision to go there. You intentionally entered that war zone of your own accord? YGBSM. It's like the three americans that were hiking on the Iran-Iraq border. Great idea!!! Your actions resulted in millions of dollars of American diplomacy to get you back from Iran. I wonder what all of the energy could have been directed toward, had you not decided to tempt fate. Next time, try the Sierra Nevada. So my question stands: are these 15,000 Americans in country doing service for the US Govt? If not, why are they there?
  21. ClearedHot, I have no SA on the situation. I was there 2011-2012, but the only time I left Bagram was when I was in an MC-12 (a horribly led, horribly tasked platform that had a lot of potential... but was a major shit-show), so I have no frame of reference outside what we did in that aircraft. I met a plethora of Americans, Egyptians, Emirates, etc... inside the compound but have no idea what they contributed. I just read about a women and her two children that were there to "visit relatives". I have no idea if that is fact, but if anyone is there "on vacation" I'm of the opinion that you have created a self-inflicted wound. Really? You went there to "see your relatives"? Gutsy call, Mav. And I'm not of the opinion that my son or daughter should bail you out from your decision to go there. You intentionally entered that country of your own accord? YGBSM. It's like the three americans that were hiking on the Iran-Iraq border. Great idea!!! Your actions resulted in millions of dollars of American diplomacy to get you back from Iran. I wonder what all of the energy could have been directed toward, had you not decided to tempt fate. Next time, try the Sierra Nevada.
  22. Exactly who are these 15,000 Americans? And why are they there? I haven't seen data on that.
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