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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 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.
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    Privatized housing came in after my time; but from what I know about it, I doubt if the local contracting office has much to do with it.
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    If there's not a lot the contracting office can't do a whole lot the it sounds like the contract wasn't properly written to address the remedies for...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    You still have the base housing office. And the contracting office still oversees everything, though there's not a whole lot they can do.
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 PM
    LogDog replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I've never dealt with or lived in privatized housing but my first reaction would be if this is contracted government housing who in the military is...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 PM
    AF sgt replied to a thread Privatized Housing in Military Life
    I never cared for the idea of it being privatized. First, the contractor was supposed to be responsible for taking care of front yards (mowing, etc)...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • LogDog's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    You were wise to start investing so early in your career. I started when I was a SSgt in 1984 by opening an IRA account with the Bank of America, at...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    You obviously have done very well in your career. I remember a while back you talked about your daughter's medical needs. Glad she is able to get...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    Of all the reasons to stay, medical care is amazing. I was lucky enough to have children who didn't have any major medical issues. Even now, Tricare...
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  • Mjölnir's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    As far as the OP, been in for 27+ years E1-E7 and O1E to O5. Due to assume command of a unit this summer. I could retire now and based on...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    C'mon Rainy, the Base Paper Clip Store was run by GSA/Ability One (another Government program).
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Nope. It wasn't the base paperclip store. That was far too important. This was the squadron paperclip store. It had it's ups and downs. Everything...
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  • Rainmaker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    These old war stories, from your days of managing the base paperclip store, must've been almost as exciting as watching the snow melt.....No wonder...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    By the time I retired (2015) there were only 2 or 3 people in the squadron with a card. But you're right, 10-15 years ago they gave one to at least...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    I think they are for anything under $25K. If I remember, one of the problems with CE was that it would require so many folks to have one that the...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    I thought cards were pretty much mandatory, now. I know they were for us. Might have been a base/wing thing.
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    I think our base tried something like that using the credit card for payment. It apparently didn't fly as they still have COCESS.
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    We used COCESS too, but it was kind of on its way out. WIMS allowed us to build the work order, put in the parts needed, located the vendor, etc, all...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    I remember CE talking about WIMS. Our CE ordered most all supplies through COCESS and we wrote and administered the contracts.
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    I didn't mind Customer Service, but it was just so different than what it started as. When I first started, as a 555, not only did we handle work...
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Nah, I'm OK. He's definitely not SJ.
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    I spent my career as a civilian in contracting and had a lot of interaction with CE customer service. I think it was the Power Pro guys that...
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  • Rainmaker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Please be careful engaging the patient directly. Because, much like waking a sleepwalker, they can harm themselves or others...... Best to let us...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    I see. I was wondering what the chip on his shoulder was. I must have done something to upset him. I was wondering why he mentioned something about...
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  • AF sgt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    I've previously only stated I'm from Eagle lake, which is actually in the Susanville zip code. Chico and Paradise are about 3 hours from here....
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  • retiredAFcivvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    For some reason he thinks you are a perma-banned poster come back to life.
    59 replies | 2138 view(s)
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