Congress looking at PCS cuts
The DoD spends $5 Billion annually on PCS moves. That is a low hanging fruit that Congress is looking at hopping on. I agree with it.
Admittedly, I was a homesteader at one point in my career. It was for a reason. If I left England while working F-111s then I was only headed one of two places....Mountain Home or Cannon. I had done my time in New Mexico and I was never going back. Eventually I left England after Lakenheath had swapped from F-111s to F-15s. I eventually got an F-15 SEI from it and then decided to finally leave. I went off to a great assignment at Luke.
That being said, while I was homesteading in England I used to hear a lot of griping about people that had been there too long and that they needed "new challenges." However, sending me from one F-111 base to another was hardly a new challenge. It was the same old airplane doing the same old thing. I failed to understand how this would be a "new breath of experience" for me. It was a complete waste of PCS money.
Some would argue that homesteading is not fair. I disagree. The AF loses enough people through attrition (especially these days) that everybody will get their shot eventually. OK...you may have to wait a few extra years than you do now, but one day you will move.
The DoD wastes so much money on unneccessary PSC's, particularly with officers. They barely learn their current job and they are off on a new adventure. It's ridiculous.
Congress needs to stop the BS PCS's...the DoD certainly won't do anything on their end to fix it.
Last edited by BRUWIN; 07-08-2013 at 10:57 PM.
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