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  1. I’m currently on mil leave finishing up my retirement but looking at the January Bid lines out of Orlando they varied from 60-80 hours, some of them with 18 days off for the month. Since I’ve been gone for a couple years, I’m not sure what the high time flyers are getting, so I’ll leave that question for an active guy. Before I left though, the sky was the limit and as long as it was legal and you could put it on your board, you could bank $$$. Personally, life is great. I ended up having to take my ex back to court and won full custody of the kids (hence the reason I am putting the airline life on hold temporarily and finishing up the mil career). We are all extremely happy. I did end up getting remarried and she has been amazing and my kids all call her “mom”. My older two have pretty much nothing to do with their birth mom, and my youngest is the only one that goes for any sort of visitation. It’s funny what a little bit of wisdom, maturity and life experience will do for the second time around. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  2. SWA: Seems like a pretty big win on most fronts. The pay is higher than it seems due to the TFP to hours conversion being a completely made up metric. But with guarantee being a lot higher than the other airlines, I just don’t see how anyone could complain about the pay. The new “stackable” overrides will absolutely punish the company if they don’t do a good job running an efficient and effective airline and make the FOs and Capts an absolute metric $#!+ ton of money. The union didn’t even want to secretly cost analysis the ask because they knew if it somehow leaked out, the sticker shock would cause SWA to immediately balk. From what it looks like to me, we got everything we asked for but as always there are people who won’t be happy. I had been on the fence to jump to Delta, and glad I didn’t. With no PBS, the best work rules in the industry, highest guarantee, being able to pickup, drop and move my schedule pretty freely and more scheduled days off than anyone else, it fits for me and my family’s lifestyle. I’ve done enough international flying in the military, doing it for another 25 years doesn’t move the needle for me. I may jump on the ETOPS train out in Las Vegas after the kids graduate just to see how I like that schedule, but overall, I am extremely happy. For the first time in my SWA career, I would actually recommend coming here. Just my 2 cents. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  3. Life hack. Get hired by a unit that has a Title 10 Contingency Mission that is USERRA Exempt. Get a line number ASAP, then do USERRA Exempt orders until within 5 of retirement. Hop on AGR order, retire w/20 active years and then go to your airline with ~15 years seniority. But honestly if you do the math, it probably still works out better to go to the airlines and just fly with them and min turn the Guard/Reserves. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  4. General Chang outed himself on purpose a couple years ago. Now it’s more satire than troll, but I still appreciate the commentary. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  5. Is this just Reserve or Guard as well? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  6. Did the bonus pause only affect AD? The ANG Bonus page hasn’t been updated. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  7. SWAPA just asked for release. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  8. Any word on the ANG bonus for AGRs? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  9. I highly recommend “What is a Woman?” which can be found on Twitter searching for The Daily Wire. Pretty scary stuff and even scarier that the children are being indoctrinated with this stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  10. I was there around the same time. The last “good drop” before the UAVs/U-28s and NSAs became 90% of the drop, had all fighters with 2 FAIPs and a BUFF. I remember some guy getting pissed he got dropped F-16s and his wife losing her $hit on him and calling him a failure for not dropping Eagles… good times. Then the very next drop was the most miserable gut punch to everyone there. Why they even had an assignment night, I’ll never know. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  11. Looks like we found someone who was considering it. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  12. If we really wanted to stop this nonsense, we would get every single male athlete, who isn’t good enough to play D1 athletics to identify as a female and soak up every single female athletic scholarship. Watch how fast that narrative would change. Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  13. How in the hell did you guys pull off getting MacDills simulator? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  14. Good to have you back Chang! *Salute!* Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
  15. Any idea on what the ANG is going to do? Will it be similar and when do they typically release it? Sent from my iPhone using Baseops Network mobile app
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