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Yup.

I have no dog in this fight (yet), but Big Blue has lost all credibility with me with the way they screwed over its people with the force management program.

These support organizations used to *try* to support the warfighters so they can focus on the mission. Nowadays, they don't seem to be even trying anymore. As a matter of fact, it's now the other way around. The warfighters supporting A1/FSS/AFPC, doing their work for them, and trying to execute the mission at the same time. This is just insane for a warfighting organization, and people in charge should be ashamed of themselves for not being held accountable. Instead of transparency, they've doubled-down and remained silent or continue to spin their screw ups. EVEN AFTER THE CSAF SENDS OUT A SERVICE-WIDE E-MAIL REMINDING US OF: INTEGRITY FIRST, SERVICE BEFORE SELF, AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO.

At a time when airmen are looking for guidance and vector (remember that?) from our "leaders" we get silence instead. At a time when the AF needs a culture change to address serious issues we get spins, unofficial suggestions, and cosmetic fixes instead.

Somebody (anybody!) from HAF/A1/AFPC please step up and own this mess. The taxpayers didn't pay you to go thru these fancy in-residence leadership/management schools and your nice salary (with the shiny ranks) for you to hide out in the comfort of your office. Your airmen are taking notes of your inaction.

Like I said, I have no dog in the FMP fight (yet), but I feel obligated to point out the facts (as I see them).

Sorry for the rambling.

Panch

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A few weeks ago I made a statement to a room full of senior AF leaders that we were making a big mistake paying contractors and civilians to fix and fly aircraft in combat while we keep active duty su

I'll bite, although I feel as though my response would fall on deaf ears. I have thought about this question for many years (I'm not just about to pin on Capt) and have come to quite a few answers to

You know, I think there is a much more sinister consequence to this entire debacle. It's the amazing lack of credibility that has been demonstrated by senior leaders in the Air Force. With so much fli

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For the love of God, it's really not that hard to spell the ######ing CSAF's name right! W E L S H.

You're right corrections made; however, out of all the info in the post the only comment is on the spelling of Welsch's name? Welsh is a tough one; it would be easier if it were Nebuchadnezzar. You're destined for 0-6. Pull that TERA app!

Just kidding. I appreciate it, accept for the cussing at me about spelling errors. I am much better on a team than by myself.

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I called the TFSC and they sent an inquiry to the retirements section as to why notification didn't come out by the yesterday deadline. I got a BS answer of we'll hopefully notify MOST people in the next few days. It was a crap answer, but it was at least asked to the retirements office at AFPC. If you'd like to do something, call the TFSC and submit a status check. Hopefully they'll be flooded today.

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For the love of God, it's really not that hard to spell the fucking CSAF's name right! W E L S H.

Just curious...how many times have you made these fantastic corrections (I'm recalling quite a few)? Does this mistake in particular really bother you that much or are you now BO's spell checker?

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It makes sense to me....deny TERA and VSP to those who actually want to get out so that I can get an extra year or two out of them before they get out anyway and then turn around and kick out those who want to stay so I can get my numbers to look good NOW. I'll worry about the pilot shortage when it gets here in a few years. I'll throw some money at it and people will stay because like that old saying, throwing money at a problem 100% of the time works 70%...of the...or...70% of the time...it works....well either way, I'm going to just throw money at it because it works.

Who the hell plans ahead for those kinds of things anyway!? We can always change the criteria to meet our objectives. All I care about is looking good NOW so I can guarantee myself my next promotion and job opportunity. A pilot shortage is only a pilot shortage if the numbers I produce say it is. All I have to do is change the numbers and BAM! No more pilot shortage. Look Boss...slides are green again!

Now , give me my fucking star!

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Congrats to the people who got approved. Good luck to the folks still waiting.

Thank you for your service. Your experience and knowledge will be sorely missed.

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Edited: Time for beer(s)

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Congrats to the people who got approved. Good luck to the folks still waiting.Thank you for your service. Your experience and knowledge will be sorely missed.

Thanks man, but now that it looks like I'm going to retire, I'm not going anywhere. I plan on coming thru the gate every morning at about 0715 and regaling the gate guard with long stories about my service overseas and lots and lots of questions and complaints about the pharmacy and PX.

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Thanks man, but now that it looks like I'm going to retire, I'm not going anywhere. I plan on coming thru the gate every morning at about 0715 and regaling the gate guard with long stories about my service overseas and lots and lots of questions and complaints about the pharmacy and PX.

Going to be that guy! At least you have a plan. LMAO

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Talk about timing... I wonder who's the target audience?

Front page AF.mil

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/475210/core-values-are-more-than-just-slogans.aspx

Core values are more than just slogans

/ Published April 02, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force senior leaders recently released a video as part of an ongoing effort to communicate the importance of living and adhering to the service core values.

“Our core values are our first principles, and they guide everything we do – on and off duty; at home, in the office, and on the battlefield,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James says in the video. “Integrity is the inner voice that leads us to do the right thing, even when it’s hard and even when no one is looking.”

“Service before self is the essence of our commitment to the nation … it’s what binds us as Airmen and our warfighting team,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III says. “That commitment is found in the oaths we take, and is represented in large and small ways around our Air Force every day. Our core values are more than just slogans.”

“Excellence in all we do is all about passion,” Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody says. “As Airmen, we must have an inner drive for continuous improvement, a drive that propels us as individuals and as a force into an upward spiral of performance and accomplishment. Core values matter.”

(Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs)

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