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1 hour ago, bfargin said:

So now we're mad that senior leaders went through a process to determine cause or not? I'm happy to hear that it sounds like he got a fair hearing/process. Yeah I know he appeared to blame crews for inappropriate scheduling, but I'd rather see a slight delay than a knee jerk immediate firing without seeing the whole picture. And before anyone gives me grief, know that usually a quick no-thought reaction produces the best long term results.💩

No, it probably has more to do with the Wing Commanders comments that inferred his subordinates didn't even understand what a toxic command climate was. He defended the Gp/CC pretty heavily early on. In reality, he probably should have just kept his mouth shut and said "I'm going to have an investigation look into this and we'll see what comes of it." Instead he perpetuated this idea that there is a "good ol boys club" that defends the senior echelons  of  leadership and doesn't hold them accountable by downplaying their transgressions. 

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11 hours ago, FLEA said:

No, it probably has more to do with the Wing Commanders comments that inferred his subordinates didn't even understand what a toxic command climate was. He defended the Gp/CC pretty heavily early on. In reality, he probably should have just kept his mouth shut and said "I'm going to have an investigation look into this and we'll see what comes of it." Instead he perpetuated this idea that there is a "good ol boys club" that defends the senior echelons  of  leadership and doesn't hold them accountable by downplaying their transgressions. 

Exactly—so when is he getting the boot?  If he sticks around then I don’t believe much will change.  He’s sorry his bosses are upset, not because he believes what he and his team did was wrong.

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22 hours ago, kaputt said:

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Who knew?

I’m surprised the general wrote the above in today’s Air Force. After all, in the spirit of inclusion and calling everyone a warrior, is it okay to say that non-flyers will never be CSAF? I sense many shoe clerks were triggered.

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“We need a more modern way to be able to assess” housing and subsistence allowances and cost-of-living adjustments, she said

Easy: quarterly base pay, flight pay, and BAS adjustments automatically tied to inflation. Realistic BAH reviews (maybe not on a quarterly basis, since this would require more manpower) that actually look at the available housing market and exclude developments/apartments the Wing King wouldn’t let his kid live in. I understand this would make budgeting incredibly difficult, but it would be a drop in the bucket compared to the nonsense programs Congress funds on what seems to be a daily basis.


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1 hour ago, CaptainMorgan said:

“We need a more modern way to be able to assess” housing and subsistence allowances and cost-of-living adjustments, she said

Easy: quarterly base pay, flight pay, and BAS adjustments automatically tied to inflation. Realistic BAH reviews (maybe not on a quarterly basis, since this would require more manpower) that actually look at the available housing market and exclude developments/apartments the Wing King wouldn’t let his kid live in. I understand this would make budgeting incredibly difficult, but it would be a drop in the bucket compared to the nonsense programs Congress funds on what seems to be a daily basis.


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That sucks if you guys (retired) take a cut in any type of pay but especially special duty pay.  

Flight pay was enough to keep me from going crazy when dealing with non aviators (low to mid ranking mx dudes were cool too).  It was a sanity buffer. 

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That sucks if you guys (retired) take a cut in any type of pay but especially special duty pay.  
Flight pay was enough to keep me from going crazy when dealing with non aviators (low to mid ranking mx dudes were cool too).  It was a sanity buffer. 

I was amused when I realized that as an O-4 with flight pay and a bonus I was making more than the nonner O-6s and below that caused me the greatest headaches.


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21 minutes ago, CaptainMorgan said:


I was amused when I realized that as an O-4 with flight pay and a bonus I was making more than the nonner O-6s and below that caused me the greatest headaches.


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That's one of the small victories in the battle to retirement.  Fly, fight and win!   You can find employment where nobody cares about the red slides out here. You can also do nothing if you plan well and live within your means.  

Not a recruiter.  I loved flying and my bros but hated the queep.  Stick it out one way or another for some type of pension; Active, Reserve,  Guard or Federal.  Get something for that time served.  You earned it!

The irony is one of my last posts (prior to my resurgence last month) on BO was in this very forum talking about queep and people getting RIFd.  I probably had about 12 years in at that time.   I wish I could tell my past self that I made it into the golden parachute club.  That would've been a huge stress relief.  Lol.

I remember the good times.  Flying in the military was a privilege and I took my job seriously.  In the end it's about getting our bros/sis home. Whether it's on a combat sortie providing CAS or on training sortie teaching a young dude how to land on NVGs in whiteout conditions.  Some didn't make it.  Remember them.

We all know who does the flying, fighting and winning.

Good luck and have fun!

You'll think about it everyday when you're gone.   

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13 hours ago, CaptainMorgan said:


I was amused when I realized that as an O-4 with flight pay and a bonus I was making more than the nonner O-6s and below that caused me the greatest headaches.


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I just did the math, what an epic morale boost!! 

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9 hours ago, Sua Sponte said:

By "Loadmasters" I assume all Career Enlisted Aviators?

They figured out that with the amount of sleep loadmasters get in flight, they're not actually working as much as everyone else.   Lol.

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I think it's great to give NCOs a pay raise but why only NCOs?    

Also, when has it ever been good to take non taxable income away from your people?   Especially if they are the same people hopping into aircraft and flying for a living.  Or maybe it's a CCT, PJ or JTAC that do jobs that put you in harms way.    

How many finance troops think they might die when they go to work?  

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8 minutes ago, Biff_T said:

How many finance troops think they might die when they go to work?  

Those obvious dangerous/combat jobs are certainly included, but there are lots that aren't so tip of the spear.

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Enlisted airmen whose special duty pay will be affected include:

  • Basic military training instructors
  • Human intelligence debriefers
  • Combat controllers
  • Pararescuemen
  • Tactical air control party operators
  • Command chief master sergeants
  • Special reconnaissance operators
  • First sergeants
  • Defense attaché office liaisons
  • Airmen in the nuclear enterprise
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents
  • Air traffic control supervisors
  • Enlisted pilots
  • Enlisted weapons directors
  • Parachute instructors and those with the test parachute program
  • Flight attendants
  • Mission system specialists
  • Loadmasters
  • Contracting airmen
  • Air Force Honor Guardsmen
  • Phoenix Raven security forces defenders
  • Airmen who work with forward area refueling points
  • Flying crew chiefs
  • Defense couriers
  • Airmen who work at certain commands or government agencies
  • Airmen who work with certain federal panels
  • Public affairs airmen assigned to recruiting squadrons
  • Air transportation airmen
  • Airmen who work on classified Air Force projects

 

 

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1 hour ago, nunya said:

Those obvious dangerous/combat jobs are certainly included, but there are lots that aren't so tip of the spear.

 

Regardless, if they have to take money from airmen they're f-ing something up big time.  

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