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  1. UHBlackhawk

    Medical Discharge and GI Bill

    Every medical case is different.
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    Erin Go Bragh

    My wife is “green Irish”, while my family is “orange Irish”. DWs great grandfather was made an orphan as a teenager during the Spanish Flu epidemic. His uncle was able to get him on a ship as a deck hand by lying about his age. He jumped ship in New Orleans and became an illegal at the age of...
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    My Introduction

    Reference giving up NZ citizenship. Yes, it’s a bridge you will need to cross. But if you do so, check and see what is required to maintain “ties to NZ”. I know someone who gave up his German citizenship before attending a SA. He did 20 years in the US military, then applied to get his German...
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    Dad Joke thread (everybody welcome)

    Beware of the ideas in March.
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    Bruins Season

    I was more of an Islanders fan than a Rangers fan growing up, but often it was easier to see a Rangers game. Walk to the train station and hop the LIRR to Penn Station. My sophomore year of high school we had a Mexican exchange student so we went to a game- Rangers vs Bruins. The exchange...
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    Can Mids & Cadets fly using DoD's Space-Available travel benefit? (You bet they can).

    A trick for Hawaii to get to the mainland. Take one step back and go to Alaska, Japan, or even South Korea. Often there are more seats open from those locations.
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    Can Mids & Cadets fly using DoD's Space-Available travel benefit? (You bet they can).

    One of my USNA brothers finished his youngster cruise in the Med. I forget the “where” specifics, but he bought a beat up motorcycle somewhere in Turkey. He bummed around, sold it at an airbase in Italy to an airman. He then used the proceeds to catch some MAC flights to different countries and...
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    DQ for VA rating

    Holy… whatever it’s called. My dad got a Purple Heart for wounds in WWII. He had nightmares his entire life about the 800 men from his division in the frozen waters of the English Channel screaming for help after their transport was sunk. Zero disability. 70% for a few weeks in basic training...
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    Stick and Poke tattoo

    Ok. One more time. Wait to do this stuff until you’re there. From the father whose DD got a couple tattoos when she was enlisted. 🙄
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    Community college, or 4-year university?

    I know it’s a box you can check on the USMA admission page, so I assumed it is on the USNA page. Now how much weight does it carry? No clue. But yeah, if the only reason you fly is to help with admission, that’s the wrong reason. Having said that, getting an FAA physical and taking a few...
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    Community college, or 4-year university?

    Again, I’m going to disagree with the advise not to do flight training. Yes, pilot training is NOT necessary to get flight school, and you can be very successful in flight training without prior experience. Having said that, as an IP I could definitely tell the difference and felt that those...
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    Community college, or 4-year university?

    Reference getting youR PPL, I highly recommend doing this. 1. You will find out if Aviation is for you. Some find they don’t like it, some fall in love with it. 2. The cursory FAA Class 3 medical might find issues that can be addressed or will DQ you from flying. 3. Getting a PPL can help you on...
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    West Point question

    Take the Africa trip. You never know as an officer where you will need up. Air Assault? You can do that when ever. But exposure to foreign countries at no cost? That’s rare. As an O-3 I found myself assigned to West Africa for eight months in an assignment that wasn’t covered in ROTC. No one...
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    should DC continue the process ?

    Food allergies are a tough one. Military logistics is difficult enough without having to cater to food allergies. You will find things such as peanut oil, milk products, soybeans… etc in a wide variety of foods. Yes, some people lie about them but it comes up eventually. I’ve even heard of...