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BONE WSO last won the day on June 25 2015

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  1. Huge props to Jon and Trident on my VA refinance! Got 3.375 on a jumbo VA with a $1500 lender credit. We bought the house in December of 2018 and I got 4.625, when the market was near its peak. Jon reached out to me a few months before I was eligible to refinance to let me know I was on his radar and we worked a game plan to pull the trigger as soon as I met the VA time requirements. The whole process was simple and cost me nothing but a couple emails and an hour at the title company. I also got to skip a payment and I should also get a refund of my escrow. Our monthly payment went down from $3260 to $2890, obviously a huge win! I have used the guys at NBOKC for two previous loans and refinances and they have done a great job in the past. However, for this house, I have used Jon for the initial loan and the refinance and NBOKC couldn't touch their rates. When I reached out to NBOKC for the refinance initially, they offered 3.75 with zero points, or at 3.5 they wanted me to pay half a point. When I told them that Jon was offering 3.375 with a credit they simply said "nice!" Overall I have had two positive experiences with Jon, and I will continue to use him in the future. I'm also a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, and based on the results/rates Jon has delivered, I will continue sending any client I have to Jon.
  2. PM me your .mil email address and I will send it to you.
  3. Another great recommendation for Marty, Jon, Lisa, and Bri at Trident. They did a fantastic job and everything was easy. I have done two loans with NBOKC with Dave Devine in the past (they were also great), but decided to give Marty and the gang a try this time around. No issues and I highly recommend them!
  4. 257th is my unit in Missouri. Let me know if you want me to put you in touch with somebody in the unit. The 257th is part of the 157th AOG, which supports PACAF. 157th supports a bunch of exercises at Hickam and other choice locales in the Pacific. A couple years ago I went to Hickam for three weeks followed by two weeks in Australia.
  5. No you cannot remove the ADSC, they will make you serve it out. I transferred to my daughter and then a month later changed my mind. I revoked the transfer and tried to get the ADSC removed and the AF refused. I took this all the way to the AFBCMR, it took about 18 months for their decision and I lost the case. I argued that this commitment is the only one where the AF has spent no money or resources and the implication on the application that the ADSC can be removed with revocation of benefit. When you apply for the transfer there used to be some language in the application that said something like "Revoking this transfer does not AUTOMATICALLY remove the ADSC." This language implies that there is a way to remove the commitment, but it just doesn't happen automatically. In the end, I served the entire 4 year commitment. I would not count on being allowed to retire before the commitment is up.
  6. The B-1 used to have a spare parachute that (theoretically) would allow you jump out of the crew entry hatch, in situations just like this. But they removed that parachute during sequestration because they said it was too expensive to maintain.
  7. I'm an ANG guy (on ADOS orders) and mine is still messed up too. I have been getting random LES's for $175, the 2 week difference between my old rate at $650 and new rate at $1000. They have given me a few of these checks, but skipped over the period of Oct 1-15 and the old rate still shows up on my standard LES. Finance will not be able to fix it for you. If you look back a few pages, my finance put a ticket in for me and they were told by DFAS that the issue is being worked service-wide and to close the ticket. Finance doesn't have the ability/authority to pay you what you are owed in this situation.
  8. I got a separate LES for the additional flight pay increase for a two week period a few days ago. The weird thing is that it was for Oct 16-31. Still haven't been paid for the beginning of the month and the old rate was still in my Dec check. I am on AD school orders.
  9. No pay bump here either. My finance office (which is great) filed a ticket with DFAS which was in the system for about 3 weeks before DFAS closed the ticket and said "it is a known problem and we will fix the issue in one big batch." My finance office apparently does not have the authority to fix it. Unbelievable.
  10. I'm also an ANG guy with no increase. Sent an email to my unit finance and they put in a ticket with DFAS.
  11. I emailed our POC at ANG and she said it would be released tomorrow.
  12. https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/trump-secaf-heather-wilson-nominated President Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson, a former New Mexico representative and a graduate of the Air Force Academy, to be the next Air Force secretary. Wilson is now president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, a position she has held since 2013. "Heather Wilson is going to make an outstanding secretary of the Air Force," Trump said in a statement Monday announcing his planned nomination. "Her distinguished military service, high level of knowledge, and success in so many different fields gives me great confidence that she will lead our nation's Air Force with the greatest competence and integrity." In the statement, Wilson, a Keene, New Hampshire, native, pledged to help make a stronger Air Force. "America and our vital national interests continue to be threatened," Wilson said. "I will do my best, working with our men and women in the military, to strengthen American air and space power to keep the country safe." If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to ever serve as secretary. She graduated in 1982, as part of the third class to admit women in academy history. She also was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England, where she studied international relations and earned masters and doctoral degrees. She would replace former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who left office on Friday with the Obama administration. The Trump administration statement said Wilson, who comes from a family of aviators, served as an officer in Europe, and is an instrument rated private pilot. According to her House biography, Wilson left the Air Force in 1989 to join the National Security Council as its director for European defense policy and arms control. She represented New Mexico in the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2009, and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. She also served on the House Armed Services Committee and was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She tried to run for former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici's seat in 2008, but lost the Republican primary and retired from the House when the 110th Congress concluded. Wilson has three grown children with her husband, Jay Hone, who is a retired Air Force colonel. Trump has not yet announced his pick for Navy secretary. His choice to head the Army, Vincent Viola, has not yet been confirmed.
  13. If anybody is looking to pickup Title 10 orders, without the pain of returning to AD let me know. I am a traditional ANG guy but currently on ADOS orders to the Pentagon. There are a lot of orders they are looking to fill up here. I work on the Joint Staff for the NGB, and I'm leaving in July and they will be looking to replace me here. Let me know if you are interested. You can do orders anywhere from 6 months to 3 years (1095 rule). It is great being a free-agent!
  14. Thanks day man! Going to get real pictures made tomorrow.
  15. Mods- Feel free to delete if this is not allowed and I apologize in advance. Friends, I have decided to run for U.S Congress in the 6th Congressional District here in the DFW area. I can no longer sit on the sidelines, watching the out of control spending, the rampant corruption, the constant threat of military benefit cuts, and the do-nothing career politicians who care more about keeping their jobs than they do about service to this nation. I'm fed up with it and I'm confident my background will provide a good foundation to stand up to the problems in D.C. This campaign is going to be brutal. I'm going to run for the Republican nomination against a 30 year incumbent, Joe Barton. The odds are severely stacked against me. However, I'm confident I can win. We have an excellent strategy in place and a clear path to victory. If I didn't think I could win, I wouldn't waste my time. I appreciate any support, advice, and connections you guys can give me that may give me a leg up. We will need all the help we can get! I have been on the forum for over 10 years now and I truly value the opinions and ideas you guys have. Thanks! Steven
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