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  1. justawife

    AFROTC scholarship questions/thoughts

    Some stats 14000 people applied for AFROTC scholarships last season 2009-2010. 1600 all types given out. Of those only 5% were non-tech. Average ACT score for non-tech 32. The trend over the years those who have scholarships 27% give them up after. Overall 45% who join leave realizing...
  2. justawife

    Senate votes to halt funding of F-22

    This is correct, but who do we have to fight? It was built for a cold war fight. China is too dependent on us to buy the crap they make and they carry too much of our debt. The Russians are in decline the average Russian life expectance is now only 57. It is dinosaur because it was built...
  3. justawife

    Senate votes to halt funding of F-22

    First the f-35 production is being ramped up and the first Sq is being stood up on Oct. 1st at Eglin AFB. The many of same people who are making parts/planes for the F-22 will switch over to the F-35. We are still making F-16 block 60s and selling them to our "Friends". There are lots of...
  4. justawife

    Senate votes to halt funding of F-22

    Triple turning is sending a jet out, having it land /taxi/refuel in the hot pits and take back off. Doing this 3 times with the same pilots is triple turning. The pilots can only have a 12 hour duty day. So no 4x times for pilots. Done when flying, CAP and CSAR mainly. Nothing more cool...
  5. justawife

    Senate votes to halt funding of F-22

    It is a dog. Has not met any real bench marks. You can't triple turn it. It needs 40 hours of maintainers work for every 1.4 hours flown. You can't fly it in the rain. That damages the skin and there are other issues that are not public. It is the same reason the F-117 has been shelved...
  6. justawife

    GI BILL

    First my father was enlisted (retire as an E-8), every person I met that were E-7/8/9 all had BS/BAs. They need them to be promoted. Bettering yourself is part of the promotion systems and you are given points for college credits. Secondly to be a career officer you need to get a masters...
  7. justawife

    GI BILL

    I think that The new GI bill may help more folks stay in on AD. With the cost of college sky rocketing, many folks have been jumping out to the big $$$ with contractors. If you know 2 years of college is covered for your 2 kids, there is less pressure to get out. Maybe we can keep a few more...
  8. justawife

    GI BILL

    Home Politics Politico Politico: The Crypt Blog May 22, 2008 Senate Approves War Funding, GI Bill By Martin Kady II Font size Print E-mail Share (The Politico) The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a new GI bill and billions in new domestic spending as part of the $165 billion Iraq...
  9. justawife

    Possible flu outbreak at USAFA BCT class

    84 sick http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/07/ap_academyflu_070909/ another link
  10. justawife

    Health Care

  11. justawife

    Health Care

    Politicians don't lay you and leave you to 1400 a month cobra payments, when you have 1600 in unemployment a month. My old neighbor in FL, work for a soda syrup maker. The lost the contract with McDonalds and he was laid off. His wife worked for a builder who went belly up. Wife is the...
  12. justawife

    Health Care

    The healthcare system is broken. Insurance companies deny coverage because it cost too much. The Tricare remibursement is tie to Medicare so no one wants to take either of them. My sister in law has bone cancer-mm, it is a rare cancer. Her insurance company has denied and rejected...
  13. justawife

    Health Care

    Tricare cobra is 900 for three months. Just FYI. PIMA is right about the Tricare, here many doctors will not accept it. Next door neighbors son as "issues" no one will take him they have to go to walter reed it takes several tries to get on the book, she starts about 3 months out for...
  14. justawife

    Fighter Slot?

    Heard a guy at Vance SIE after his drop night got a UAV. Guess he should have realized 9 months ago......
  15. justawife

    Dream job... CIA agent

    It funny here in DC, a lot of companies still don't pay you what you are worth. They figure if you have a retirement from the military you will be happy with 100K. I know that my husband was offered a job with Lockheed martin that was 35K below market and booze offered also 25K below market...
  16. justawife

    Dream job... CIA agent

    You don't have top three.....the last three years are averaged. 6700 + 6500 + 6300 /3 = 6500 x .50 =3250 x12= $39000 Someone with final pay 6700 x .525= 3517 x12 = 42210 There are prior enlisted who are passed over for major that can have a year of capt's pay under top 3. 6700 + 6500...
  17. justawife

    Dream job... CIA agent

    My spouse now works for the DNI, has lots of contact with folks who are current and ex-CIA. Went to a christmas party that was a Marine officer married to a agent. (yes they met on the job) Most of the people I have met that are working for the CIA were ex-military, they were adding their...
  18. justawife

    ROTC and Employment

    Son's roomate has a job and a scholarship, he used it to buy a motorcycle:confused: His mother calls it a death machine. On AD you can have a job, you just have to ask permission from you CC. Spouse worked teaching at the education center as an adjunct professor. Used the money to buy and...
  19. justawife

    New AF uniforms?

    AF Times said the band Formal rules issued for informal uniform By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer Posted : Friday May 15, 2009 11:46:11 EDT New dress rules are out for airmen wearing the civilianlike “informal uniform.” The informal uniform has been a pair of khaki-colored pants...
  20. justawife

    Participating in Program Without Scholarship.

    For AFROTC you register for classes and add ROTC to your schedule. The week before classes start there are few meetings where they issue uniforms and if there is room they give you AFOQT. You are in the unit and they will compete you for scholarships. You can walk away at anytime, just...
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