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nsplayr last won the day on July 21 2020

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  1. Massive thread bump. Is there any place that still rents mess dress uniforms? I have managed to go an entire 14+ year career without purchasing mess dress and I'm trying to finish strong. Google turns up nothing credible. Last time I wore the uniform was 2013 for a wedding and at that time I rented from some place that I cannot remember nor can I find any evidence of it in my email. 🍺 on me if anyone knows of a place that exists / is good.
  2. It’s 2/3 vote to expel so it wouldn’t be party line if successful. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expulsion_from_the_United_States_Congress
  3. Blasphemy against Enlisted Jesus! You, sir, are hereby excommunicated. p.s. - I have no dog in this fight, I didn't know Wright nor do I know Bass or anyone else who's ever been CMSAF.
  4. Ah ha, got it. So in the OP's situation he'd have 30 months at the top of the O5 chart and 6 months at the top of the O4 chart, right? Doesn't seem that different than if you were retiring on active duty unless I'm not understanding still. I guess the pay difference between O4 and O5 get magnified even further at the top of the YOS chart?
  5. Is reserve retirement not based on high-36 as well? I thought it was... https://militarypay.defense.gov/Pay/Retirement/Reserve.aspx
  6. I meant that the number of people responding "True" to the Q conspiracies was the operative thing, not the number of "Don't know" when comparing respondents & their political parties. Here's the full results of the poll Ipsos (attached), see page 7 for the operative question I'm talking about. Ok so it's very, very bad that 17% of people believe this! Holy shit, just full stop, holy shit. 23% of Republicans vs 13% of Democrats vs 12% of Independents...that's a more Republican problem than a Democratic problem. Bad all around but still. Same goes for the % that correctl
  7. To me a system that claims to select for merit that produces a scattershot of amazing people and total douchbags is pretty clearly failing to live up to its claim.
  8. I’m sorry man but there are more efficient ways to just say, “I don’t understand or believe in statistics.” You’re right though that selective dunking doesn’t help move the country forward in a positive way, but in this instance I have to beg forgiveness 🍻
  9. Q conspiracies are not a problem for the Democratic Party even if some number of Dems respond “Don’t Know” rather than “False.” It’s pretty solidly an R problem in terms of people saying that what Q alleges is true. There are just a lot of politically disengaged people in all parties that don’t know much of anything when asked. Now chemtrails, Area 51/aliens, who killed JFK, etc., those conspiracy theories cut much more broadly across political lines and mis- and disinformation is a problem everyone has to deal with and try to tamp down wherever they can. My diagnosis is that for the
  10. Another data point for being persistent for waivers. I had a condition that I was told was DQing and unwaiverable at my flight physical senior year of ROTC. I thought it was a dead end but I just kept asking questions and trying to appeal. Eventually I got an indef waiver from the Chief of Flight Medicine at Brooks even though he had never examined me 🤷‍♂️ He overrode the local flight doc and the rest is history; 8 deployments in manned flying and now two sets of wings (CSO and RPA pilot) with zero medical problems. Don’t give up but also be prepared for plans A through at least Z. I am c
  11. IMHO Guard RPA is a significantly better gig than active duty RPA. I have only done the former in the unmanned world although I flew manned on active duty. Happy to discuss if people have different opinions or want to know why I think that’s the case.
  12. Don’t worry about it man. If you are offered the vaccine, take it. FWIW I was vaccinated before my wife who is a teacher, my mother who is 70, or my step father who is 66 & is in a wheelchair and a CPAP. Does that make sense? No. But it’s not like if I turned mine down they would get theirs any faster, so just take it if offered. Mil vaccine pipelines also seem completely separate from local public health pipelines but YMMV I guess. The folks who may get some shit are the ones that knowingly lie or bend the truth significantly to try to jump the line, although IMHO I think w
  13. Just an initial, not recurring. Before they insure you they want to make sure you’re not on death’s door or lying about weight, tobacco use, etc.
  14. The above checks about USAA as well as AAFMAA. I have life insurance from both but if I only had one I would choose AAFMAA; more coverage available at better rates. Mid thirties, not a tobacco user, YMMV.
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