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    CNN is reporting that her aunt died two days ago. Simone says they were pretty close. amazes me how people are so quick to judge another’s life and choices with zero knowledge.
  2. Airlines are starting to ramp up. PreCOVID in 2019 my unit sent two guys who were 40 to UPT. if it’s what you want apply for everything AD/ANG/ARC.
  3. My brain is a little foggy but … I remember the CSAF wanted to get rid of 8 H model squadrons. 4 so far have been publicly identified as getting Js. My unit is one of them. Sooooooo if you’re a P3 guy go to NOAA. They have great “deployments.”And they are based out of FL.
  4. I have worked in the tanker cell and AMD in PACAF and TACC. I don’t know how or why any of the AMC crews would stay in or care about “tactics.” AMC leadership does not care. It’s not a priority. Countless times telling the line units “yhea we got a waiver to go into your training fence . . . . no I don’t care it’s a 3/4 day weekend or 4th July/Christmas/pick a holiday” The AF should just outsource everything mobility. It’s way cheaper, and the ol Russians will do anything. I’ll never forget the time I was at Shemya falls in 2003 watching the Pinkos land with an entire F15 squadrons maintenance package. They stopped for gas and vodka break on the way back to Elmo. No shit.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 on.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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. Kasilof and Kenai rivers are prob you best bet. Most guides tend to be drift boats. However I’m sure if you want to fly fish they will accomadate. If you want to fish dolly varden or rainbows you can do that on base (you could 6 years ago when I was there) and there are plenty of streams to pull off on the side of the road and fish on your way to the kenai peninsula. I’ll reach out to my fam and friends and Pm you with a couple of guides at various spots
  12. 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?
  13. 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 your date you should have enough time. But....Coronas!!!!
  14. 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/marriage time to come up with a figure. 4. It was her responsibility to employ the service. She has not done that yet so maybe she just forgot. But, it is my money so I'm sure she'll remember. I also get to appeal. 5. Also, the divorce is never finalized. She took me to court, post final hearing, to claim I owed her for arrears. Mind you this was all settled at final hearing. So that was a good 600$ out of my pocket. Just get real specific in agreements and budget 10k a year for the first five years to give to your lawyer. If your lucky your lawyer might invite you to opening of his new pool and put your name on the water slide.
  15. 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 as well and I assume every AFFOR staff has a similar reserve unit associated with it. The guys I know who do the staff gig like it because they get to go to Korea or Hawaii or Germany for a couple of weeks for an exercise, play the role of A3xxx or A5/6/7 SME, and tie in some additional "training days." Makes for a cheap vacation and gets you out of the CONUS. Plus you can always pick up random two week exercises to great places, as a PACAF guy it was the PI, Thailand, Australia, Japan etc. Just avoid the unit that pulled the short straw that supplements CENTAF, unless you like Shaw or the Died.
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