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  1. Why discreetly? Show police they are being recorded. Look up Pot Brothers at law on you tube. They show exactly how to talk to LEOs. just “shut the up.” that’s what I tell my kids. There is a reason to keep silent and record.
  2. No dog in the fight. But the 480FS Wikipedia page has an awesome “Woke era to present write up.” never seen that before must be a new AF Historian.
  3. In the words of Yakov Smirnoff- “what a country!” We serve in a military that will pay for your penis to get peeled like a banana and pushed inside you but by God you should only have tattoos in certain places. on a side note if I was the recruiter I would not put in for a waiver. COVID has saved the AFs retention problem. I canimagine the tattoo waiver- is it offensive, does it cover more than 25% of skin, when arm is raised and airmen is in long sleeve blues does it show more than 13% of said tattoo, etc.... Apologies. Couple of drinks and another absurd policy to rant
  4. So through the googles I saw MI and MO are states with the 13O. Anyone know of other guard or reserve units that have added this career field? I bet states with an AOC guard unit but could only confirm two.
  5. Anyone here use TRICARE reserve retired? I am a guard bum and will hang it up this year. I have tried calling TRICARE these past two days to get info and each time it’s “office closed call back tomorrow” after waiting in the queue for 40-50mins. I have multiple interviews lined up, so not supper worried about health care.But just want some info on TRICARE reserve retired. Like can my minor kids be on it? Is it worth it, are there major differences between reserve select and reserve retired? Thanks in advance
  6. I’ll ad one to the PT test stories. Years ago two aviators took the mass PT test. Mind you this was at the height of the “we now will do the AD test era” in our reserve unit. Both knew they could not pass the run. The running course circles the wing HQ. Sooo they decide to cut through the HQ building ensuring a passing run time. Got caught. The 05 gets a pass and “should not have done that talk”the O2 gets paperwork. O5 made O6. O2 got out. Merica.
  7. As far as convenience base out of ANC and head down to the Kenia peninsula. You have multiple options for spots. When the fish run it can be combat fishing and people doing suicide runs— most head to the Russian river. Shore fishing-no guide necessary-just find a spot and start to cast. combat means you are shoulder to shoulder. No shit. Suicide runs because people fish all day through the night and fish the next day. Allows for more fish in possession. But they have been up fo over 30 hours and tend to end up in head on accidents on the way home, some die, hence the name.
  8. Which river or what part of the state are you going to fish? If your based out of Anchorage you can easily fish ship creek without a guide. Also know that some rivers you might not be able to catch Kings (check with Alaska state fisheries) which run the time of year you are planning to be there. I was stationed in Alaska (Elmo). I have family up there and multiple friends. just let me know where you plan to fish. Have you considered trolling for salmon and halibut?
  9. Hypertension.... get with flight doc certain meds don’t require waiver if it’s only one. I’m on two for my blood pressure and it requires a waiver, that’s because I’m on two. Again check the med reg. Do it early. If you are still AD go DINF now while you still have a pay check. If you need a waiver get it done ASAP. But..... Guard/reserve could require you go through their process which is a pain. Some flt docs are terrible and keep wanting more evidence that it’s under control. So lose weight stop drinking and eat lettuce. Then get your blood pressure checked. with you
  10. I recently finalized (August) my divorce. This ten years = 50% is a myth. So much goes into this calculation including the opinion of your divorce judge. 1. Get real smart on this before you get an attorney. It'll save you some coin. 2. Get an attorney who has some background with this. I was not fortunate enough to live in a military community. So my lawyer had to get educated. 3. The ex and I agreed on using third-party service to determine how much she gets of my retirement. I have been AD and ANG. The service is supposed to figure all the points/rank/marriag
  11. There are a number of non-flying, non IMA, gigs out there. I am pretty sure every AOC has a guard/reserve augment component. I was in HIANG with the 109th AOG now 202 (I think). We had a unit in St. Louis that augmented the CAF side of the house in the PACAF AOC. I know Korea and USAFE, and have a guard unit that supplements. The FLANG works the AFNORTH AOC. The commitment when I was in was one to two exercises a year. That covered your AT and UTAs. There are reserve units that supplement AFFOR Staff, the one for PACAF is out of Beal with a Det. at Hickam. Again, I know Korea has one
  12. Rumors abound with H models in guard and reserve that pertain to "is unit getting Js or upgrades to the H models." Deployments - 120 broken in half- every 3yrs. Expectations to deploy depend on unit. Bum pilots seem to be going the way of the dodo. The pendulum has swung to airlines. Trips are unit's leadership choice. Some units fly a ton of trips some don't. If you want hours go strat airlift or tankers.
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    Duck, I already mentioned I am in the middle of a nasty divorce. Here is one more piece to look at that I did not see mentioned - Taxes. I have not lived at the house all last year because she refused to let me come home (I voluntarily left because she felt that was needed to "work on our marriage," I tried to come back after a while). I did not fight her on this to protect the kids. Well she dose not work - actually she went back to school for a second degree (she has one and is fluent in Spanish) and she is claiming food stamps. I don't know how this is possible. So
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    Best advice I got to keep sane was from my uncle. He went through a nasty divorce. He was always there for his kids. He would tell me "it's not one day longer it's one day closer."
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    No problem. One more; don't mention your retirement let her ask. But get real smart on it.
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