There will be a lot more of cannibalization happening on every base. I remember one time Bullet looked at the tires of the jet and he said to the crew chief that they were looking a little bad...he was told not to worry, those tires have at least 3 more flights...Bullet was double turning on the jet that day...he lucked out it was the next guy who had a closer scare
Well now that Bullet is a contractor...I am really glad he took the 35 job and not the 22.
I don't think construction jobs will increase at all, I think they will re-open prison on bases like SJAFB, so they can cut costs. Prisoners use to be kitchen help at the clubs. They cleaned up garbage on post. Painted the buildings, etc. That was when money was tight...when it started to flow, they took them away and gave it to contracting companies. The hospital that my kids were born in, no longer has a maternity ward, you go on the economy. The AF use to have all of their dentists as officers, now many are contractor dentist. We no longer have the infrastutucture to make it efficient for the hospitals. Go to any base hospital, retirees are now being reduced in the amt they will take...you will be forced to use tri-care. Bullet only retired in August, we can not go to any military hospital here (the kids and I), there is no room at the inn (We have Belvoir, Bolling, Andrews, Quantico, Meade, Bethesda, and Reed in our radius).
If you have ever lived in base housing you know they won't see 1 dime. We lived on post at Ft Leavenworth for major school, our friend laughed when he saw our house, it had not been touched or renovated since his Dad was a major and they were living there (25 yrs) They now charge the military member to rent a fence.
Contracts for tanks, boats and planes all have stipulations in them...they will move foward with them, because the amt of people that Lockheed would fire would be counterproductive.
So in the end, say hello to lower pay raises, currently locked at 1% above inflation, it will be put the same as fed jobs 1% below. Say goodbye to bonuses at the 8 yr mark and the 15 yr marker. It will go up to a higher yr @10, and lose the 15. They may even cut the amount. Be real airlines aren't hiring...no need to be paying the guy at 15, to stay until 20.