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#976 User is offline   CptObvious 

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:00 AM

Poor guy. Wish I worked on C-planes. I'm kinda stuck on lawn darts. That is...until I cross train. :( I do like them T-6s...I dunno why. I like their looks. Give me a ride damn it!
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

View PostCptObvious, on Feb 18 2010, 10:00 AM, said:

Poor guy. Wish I worked on C-planes. I'm kinda stuck on lawn darts. That is...until I cross train. :D I do like them T-6s...I dunno why. I like their looks. Give me a ride damn it!

You don't want to ride the T-6. You want to ride the AT-6. Stay tuned for more on that.... but damn, if it goes through, no one will ever want to fly A-10s ever again.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:09 AM

Stay away from my A10s!!!!!11111
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:31 AM

View PostCptObvious, on Feb 14 2010, 01:48 PM, said:

Whats wrong with a career while being enlisted? You get to get your hands dirty for years before being shoved into an office, and at which time you'll retire.


I can just imagine the flames I'm gonna get for this...but...

Forget the military...be a DoD contractor!

We have better jobs, cool clothes, and make six times the pay...hahaha :tup:
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:02 PM

You don't want my opinion on contractors. DoD, they're fine...the ones who took over my shop in Vegas, PATHETIC!
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:05 PM

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You don't want my opinion on contractors. DoD, they're fine...the ones who took over my shop in Vegas, PATHETIC!

I have nothing against contractors, understand that first and foremost. Never met one I didn't trust.

I have a small problem with the idea of contractors, namely, that the DoD, the commanders, and the experts who know how to run a base, don't get to pick who contracts for them. There are security contractors with degenerative muscle diseases who physically can't pull a trigger -- well, civilian employment offices can't discriminate for that and the military can't throw them out cuz they're on contract, so we're stuck with a security personnel costing six times as much who can't do crap. True story.

I also apparently have a bad reputation with the local contracted simulator instructors.... they solicited comments on their instruction media, so I gave them honest comments. Someone took offense. But because of the way the civilian "chain of command" plays out, they fired that complaint shotgun-style right at a lieutenant colonel. Guess who I got to deal with? The Lt. Colonel -- and all his Lt. Colonel friends. Mind you, this was the rough equivalent of an E-3 taking a complaint straight to an O-5, and because of the way contracting is done, I eat a crap taco because I gave honest feedback.

So there's my complaints, I guess. Contractors get the world on a plate and don't necessarily have to even work to keep it..... so, yeah, you can bet that once this flying business is done, you'll find me in some contracting office making bank!
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

When CSC (contracting company), won the bid to take over my old squadron, it was under the agreement that -qualified- and -fully trained- personnel would be hired. I understand that that is hard to do, especially when needing hundreds of workers to replace two squadrons. Now, with my job, its even harder. There are not many people who do our line of work, and if they do, Lockheed Martin has eaten them up all ready. However, the contract was that the people they hired have experience on stealth platforms and be fully trained before they start working. Next thing I know, they're throwing ex-NAVY people on the F22. They have to learn everything from scratch, and the contracting company won't give any lessons. This screws the jets up, badly. To put it bluntly, if we f-up in our job, the pilot dies. Enemy radar will light that sucker up and pop it from the sky. It irks me that the contractor company would do this. And on top of that, some of their attitudes are utter crap.

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I apologize...kinda. Ok, not really. Just my take on it. ;)
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:00 PM

For all the Armed Services guys out there...a buddy of mine (ex AF) just sent this to me. I dont know if its new, but it sure is funny....enjoy!

SNAKES & The MILITARY
"What if you see a snake in the field?"

Infantry: Snake smells them, leaves area.

Airborne: Lands on and kills the snake.

Ammo/Munitions: Runs over snake, laughs, and looks for more snakes.

Aviation: Has Global Positioning Satellite coordinates to snake. Can't find
snake. Returns to base for refuel, crew rest and manicures.

Ranger: Plays with snake, then eats it.

Field Artillery: Kills snake with massive Time On Target barrage with three
Forward Artillery Brigades in support. Kills several hundred civilians as
unavoidable collateral damage. Mission is considered a success and all part-
icipants (i.e. cooks, mechanics and clerks) are awarded Silver Stars.

Special Forces: Makes contact with snake, ignores all State Department directives
and Theater Commander Rules of Engagement by building rapport with snake
and winning its heart and mind. Trains it to kill other snakes. Files
enormous travel voucher upon return.

Combat Engineer: Studies snake. Prepares in-depth doctrinal thesis in obscure
5-series Field Manual about how to defeat snake using countermobility as
sets. Complains that maneuver forces don't understand how to properly conduct
doctrinal counter-snake ops.

Navy SEAL: Expends all ammunition and calls for naval gunfire support in failed
attempt to kill snake. Snake bites SEAL and retreats to safety. Hollywood
makes fantasy film in which SEALs kill Muslim extremist snakes.

Navy: Fires off 50 cruise missiles from various types of ships, kills snake
and makes presentation to Senate Appropriations Committee on how Naval forces
are the most cost-effective means of anti-snake force projection.

Marine: Kills snake by accident while looking for souvenirs. Local civilians
demand removal of all US forces from Area of Operations.

Marine Recon: Follows snake, gets lost.

Combat Controllers: Guides snake elsewhere.

Para-Rescue Jumper: Wounds snake in initial encounter, then works feverishly
to save snake's life.

Supply: (NOTICE: Your anti-snake equipment is on backorder.)

Transport pilot: Receives call for anti-snake equipment, delivers two weeks
after due date.

F-16 pilot: Finds snake, drops two CBU-87 cluster bombs, and misses target
due to weather.

AH-64 Apache pilot: Unable to locate snake, snakes don't show well on infrared

UH-60 Blackhawk pilot: Finds snake on fourth pass after snake starts bonfire
to mark Landing Zone. Rotor wash blows snake into the fire.

B-52 pilot: Pulls ARCLIGHT mission on snake, kills snake and every other living
thing within two miles of target.

Missile crew: Lays in target coordinates to snake in 20 seconds, but can't
receive authorization from National Command Authority to use nuclear weapons

Intelligence officer: Snake? What snake? Only 4 of 35 indicators of snake
activity are currently active. We assess the potential for snake activity as
LOW.

Judge Advocate General (JAG): Snake declines to bite, citing grounds of professional courtesy.

CH-47 Pilot: Slingleg breaks in flight while slingloading anti-snake equiptment
pilot cuts slingload. Slingload lands on snake and kills it. Crew chief uses dead snake to replace broken slingleg.

Navy Pilot: Draped snake around neck at Tail Hook to pick up chicks.

Military Police: Gave snake a sobriety test for not moving in a straight line.

Signal: Broadcasts 200,000+ watt transmissions in support of anti-snake missions
accidentally electrocuted snake in the process.

Corps of Engineers: Surveyed and researched area for plans on improving flood
plain, cant do it because snake is on the endangered species list.

Cooks: Snake sneaks in chow hall. Snake dies of food poisoning.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:36 AM

Missed it by that much....

So I took my semi-annual APFT;
Maxed the PU with 3 to spare
Maxed the SU with 5 to spare
Missed maxing the run by 1 second and scored 99

The guy grading asked if I wanted it but Iwould rather live with a 299 than know I got a 300 with a "by" even if it was only a second.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

@ stunt .... lmao .. and closer to the truth than what you want to know ...lol

one thing they left out was the counter intelligence crew / officer ..... spends millioins in trying to determine if snake is a "friendly" , a "mark", or an "expectant"
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:19 AM

View PostMeline, on Feb 27 2010, 12:36 PM, said:

Missed it by that much....

So I took my semi-annual APFT;
Maxed the PU with 3 to spare
Maxed the SU with 5 to spare
Missed maxing the run by 1 second and scored 99

The guy grading asked if I wanted it but Iwould rather live with a 299 than know I got a 300 with a "by" even if it was only a second.

Sheist man, you run fast. Good job all the same...

Stuntman, that's hilarious; I don't believe I've seen that one.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:22 AM

The fastest I've run 1.5mi is 8:50. That was in FL, on solid, flat ground. Haven't run that fast since.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:54 AM

I ran it in 9:45 or so towards the end of Basic, and never topped that. It's been a steady downward slope ever since....
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:43 AM

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I ran it in 9:45 or so towards the end of Basic, and never topped that. It's been a steady downward slope ever since....


Yea, thats about what I was at at the end of basic. I had goten faster in tech school, whic culminated in that 8:50. Got to Vegas and got worse by 40-60 seconds. And that culminated in my worst run, ever, this past dec for my last PT test before PCSing. 10:40. :o Doesn't help that I didn't do any 5ks last year. I typically ran those in 19-22mins. Was good practice.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

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View PostMurderDeathKill, on Feb 28 2010, 10:54 AM, said:

I ran it in 9:45 or so towards the end of Basic, and never topped that. It's been a steady downward slope ever since....


Yea, thats about what I was at at the end of basic. I had goten faster in tech school, whic culminated in that 8:50. Got to Vegas and got worse by 40-60 seconds. And that culminated in my worst run, ever, this past dec for my last PT test before PCSing. 10:40. :D Doesn't help that I didn't do any 5ks last year. I typically ran those in 19-22mins. Was good practice.


I try and do at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week consisting of jogging, eliptical, or on the bicycle after my workouts. It really makes a big difference when it comes to your run time.

So what do you guys think of the AF PT Stantards that went in to effect this Jan? It doesn't look that bad but it is a pretty radical shift than what you guys used to do.
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