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Spike72

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  1. Amen to that. I was just at dinner the other night with a guy that did his department head tour there and he agreed also.
  2. Not sure if anyone else posted this. Appears that VFA-31 has taken VFA-147's place in CVW-11, at least temporarily while they transition. Interesting they go West and the CAG bird loses the color.
  3. Completely agree, especially in regards to the junior enlisted pay. However, on the flip side, we need to have a serious review/discussion on where and how we classify war zones and the associated benefits, especially on the tax front, that goes with that. I know O-4s and O-5s claiming earned income credit because they're in a "war zone" which in fact is a US embassy in places such as Qatar or the UAE, where they live with their families in government provided houses and live normal everyday lives. Or one only need to look at the lines of C-17s or C-5s that magically show up on the last day of a month and then leave the first day of the month, again in places where no one is being shot at and in the case of the UAE, is a major tourist hub, just so they can get tax free status for the entire month. All while sailors are on cruise away from their families and soldiers/marines are deployed down range in legitimate war zones yet receiving the same benefit.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I normally just read posts and don't respond however Dave, based on your above comment in bold, along with the follow up post of "AMK thought´╗┐ it would be a cool idea to provide that option for them", you give the impression that you are in direct talks with AMK and/or helping them with the kit since you are suggesting you know what they are thinking or aware of. If that is the case (excuse me if you divulged that before) then your posts in defense of AMK are a bit biased. If not, then how do you know what they are aware of or thinking?
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    Super Hornet shoots down Syrian SU-22

    My understanding from talking to some friends is that 304 was his jet but he was flying XOs aircraft on that day, so now 302 has his name on it. Also, the modex in that pic doesn't look changed just the name.
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