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  1. Looks like “mainstream” got ahold of the story: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/23/scrubbed-awacs-flights-lead-toxic-leadership-allegations-tinker-air-force-base.html
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    F1 Thread

    I’m hoping to. I’m holding out that they end up cancelling one of the other races and holding two events at COTA as I may have a conflict during race weekend as it currently stands. But we all know that hope is not a tactic.
  3. “I'm just an old worn-out Major I can't count the places I've been And I can still tell a good story But the truth is somehow wearing thin And this drink in my hand, it is fadin' And there is no chance I can stay So I'll bid you adieu And wish I was you Back in the LPA” Oh those were the days 😂
  4. These kids today. Some of our recent returning punks were given 1000 days of seasoning orders. Can you believe that shit? Not sure when that little change occurred but in my day, we were lucky to have just about a year of seasoning orders.
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    Breach on Amazon prime was Well below extremely below average. Best analogy would be the Dave Chappelle skit as Rick James (I wish I had more hands, so I could give the movie 4 thumbs down). I thought Bruce Willis could save the sci-fi space movie, but he became a joke about halfway through it.
  6. I did. Hired about 2 years before being picked up for a pilot. Once I left for OTS and UPT, started drawing diff. pay which was based off of my base pay, not the additional allowances, so...I basically made one full time paycheck through the military and a 90% paycheck through Raytheon for about 2 years until I promoted. Still received diff. pay for the next two years but at a reduced rate due to the promotion pay increase. Once I got back to my squadron, was offered a full-time position so I took it and quit Raytheon. Nothing but positive vibes from them and very grateful of the diff. pay benefit. Solid company all around, at least in my experience.
  7. I haven’t read any of the articles yet about the FB and news site link posting yet, but are they completely removing the hyperlinked site from their pages, or could you post the main body of the link but delete off the “http://“ at the front of the link? The hyperlink obviously wouldn’t work but that’s an easy cut and paste into a search engine and then just add in the prefix (if you will), and voila. Discussion and debate is back. http://www.washingtonpost.com/yada_yada_yada becomes www.washingtonpost.com/yada_yada_yada edit: spelling
  8. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKPmFuahKlo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link For your viewing pleasure
  9. mp5g

    F1 Thread

    Say what you will, but this race reminded me why Hamilton is who he is. Accepting a 30ish second penalty and dead last and still being able to move himself back into 7th position was impressive and dare I say, fun to watch. I think it speaks to his skill that he was able to overcome 10 places while Bottas pretty much stayed in the same spot after the red flag penalty was imposed. I thoroughly enjoyed the “shakeup” in this race and hope to see more unexpected outcomes as McLaren starts contending.
  10. So what the hell is the point when you get into a DCA vul, run out of missiles and have to run an intercept to an aware bogey group to kill them with the gun? If you can’t work your way through the problem to solve it at the endgame, why did we even show up to defend the lane in the first place? Regardless of BFM being basic, you still have to be able to kill the bastard on the other side. Not to mention, despite being a basic skill, it builds good crosscheck awareness, visual lookout for WEZ recognition, as well as both high and low speed maneuvering capabilities of the jet. Any other mission set outside of BFM, and our jet is going to be 2-tank configured with Sniper pods. So trying to replicate the maneuverability of a clean jet at both those high and low speeds is futile. We won’t ever be able to “feel the jet” appropriately because of the added stores.
  11. mp5g

    F1 Thread

    It’s a few years old, but I finally got around to watching the Senna documentary on Netflix (I believe?) and it was well worth the 2 hours of runtime. Good insight into the transition that F1 went through during the late 80’s, early 90’s.
  12. Most people want to come back and work full time at the base. That’s not always possible because full time orders are not always in rampant supply. Most units are just looking to make sure that you’ve at least thought and considered the possibility that after you return and complete your seasoning orders, you have a plan in place to put food on the table for mama and the kids. If mama ain’t happy, nobody is happy and your flying will suffer because of it.
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    F1 Thread

    I normally catch it on ESPN Sunday mornings.
  14. I would second what was said above but also add, stuff can be overlooked if the unit likes you. It is very difficult to like someone on paper alone. Have you done the groundwork and visited the unit in person? Do you have rapport with several of the members? If your unqualified application comes up in review and Capt So-and-so says, “this guy is a solid dude because xyz, regardless of not meeting the requirements,” his opinion should hold more weight than just what is represented on paper about you. For sure, it is an uphill battle but there are ways to mitigate you weaknesses by just getting to know the dudes that are making the hiring decisions. Second caveat, realize that you get a say as well. It is an interview to see if you are right for the unit, but also if the unit is right for you. If you go to visit and just don’t mesh with the location, or people, that’s an easy fix rather than finding out 5 years later that you don’t enjoy where you are working.
  15. 2. Another avenue of thought, if this doesn’t work out, in 30 years, do you think you’d always wonder “what if,” if you don’t send in a packet? Remove all doubt and apply. The worst thing that happens is you get told “no,” but then at least you know for sure and you didn’t leave your potential future up to an assumption.
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