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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-05-2019, 07:11 PM
    Big change for the AF. I suppose it's a good one...we spend a lot of time studying those books. To me, the tests were a way of promoting those...
    57 replies | 9870 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 06:04 PM
    "Interesting" is pretty subjective. Let's see. I'm retired so not a lot going on. We have about 2 ft of snow right now. I've picked the right...
    59 replies | 2418 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    01-29-2019, 06:25 PM
    AF sgt started a thread Superbowl in In Other "News"
    So who do you have? Patriots or Rams? I hope it doesn't happen, but if I had to bet on it, I think the Patriots are going to win big.
    28 replies | 4666 view(s)
  • Arctic Circle Service Vet's Avatar
    01-26-2019, 08:08 PM
    About the Arctic "A" Device (from the AF Personnel Center "Fact Sheet" description): A metallic, bronze, letter "A" worn centered on the Air Force...
    9 replies | 3059 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    I see in the news where there are problems at some bases with the privatized housing, i.e poorly kept, insect infestations, etc. Complaints of lack...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    01-24-2019, 08:04 PM
    Since people won't comment on it in other threads, I'll ask here. Has everyone completely forgotten that Mexico is supposed to fund the wall, so it...
    11 replies | 1657 view(s)
  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    02-05-2019, 06:51 PM
    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/02/05/drunk-sailor-trespasses-gets-naked-showers-in-couples-home-at-5-am-because-atsugi/ Okay,...
    0 replies | 937 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    02-12-2019, 12:16 AM
    AF sgt started a thread Masked Singer in Off Duty
    I probably shouldn't admit this, but I'm hooked on "The Masked Singer". I don't usually go for the "reality" shows, especially the singing ones, but...
    0 replies | 593 view(s)
  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Good! These property seizures that I've read about were ridiculous.
    0 replies | 52 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm sorry. I can only imagine what that's like. Ramstein is the only thing that I can think of that compares, with 5 different HQ on one base, as...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I was at Langley, too, in Bethel Housing...and was in ‘Chief Housing’ while across the street SrA lived in the same floor plan. I think we had some...
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  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 AM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I think it is market-dependent, some locations base housing is more attractive than others. I think they are cutting back on what BAH covers as far...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • FLAPS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    FLAPS replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I lived in privatized housing at Langley, and for the most part they did a pretty good job in responding to the few maintenance calls I had. The...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm pretty sure that if occupancy was to drop below a certain point that non-base-affiliated people are next in line. It'll probably never happen, as...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    Yep, and base housing office and all other things CE (a lot of the contracting) falls under AFCEC.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • Bos Mutus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Bos Mutus replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    SECAF and CSAF have directed all wing commanders to conduct a 100% review of military housing. Our wing is having a mandatory military housing...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I'm sure there are a number of Installation Commanders scurrying to figure out what to do now that Congress is looking into it.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Sounds like maybe there are some remedies and just not being utilized. With all the attention this is getting that might start happening.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    If a contractor breaks his contract what punishment does he receives and who delivers it? From a previous post linking to the Resident's Bill of...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    The military usually works within the framework of state laws so they could either allow disputes be settled at the state or federal level....
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • garhkal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    garhkal replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I've heard similar complaints. Not just on maintenance or repairs, but the contractors "Fixing" up a house next door and leaving trash in YOUR yard,...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    retiredAFcivvy referenced AFCEC and I followed the links at the website. There is a Resident Bill of Rights and among the items included in it are: ...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    If there weren't some kind of enforcement provisions, originally, it's pretty hard to make changes at this point. It's too bad there wasn't some...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    That is possible, but I doubt if the State would try to enforce a federal program. Also, these are on federal property.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    I had to look it up but the program is handle by AFCEC.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • LogDog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    It would seem if the housing is contracted by the military then there has to be some process for the renters (military members) to address problems...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    One good thing that comes from it is that the days of having the AC set to 60 degrees and the doors and windows wide open are gone, because there are...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    This privatized housing is a different animal. I think that the contractor owns or leases the housing. They are paid by the member's BAH by some...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    What makes it difficult is that contractor has no interest in anything military related, other than taking the money.
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    They just oversee it, making sure it's adhered to, but they don't have anything to do with writing it. I'm fairly certain there's a specific contract...
    26 replies | 407 view(s)
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