No apology necessary, go get em!
Look close for method. Gobble Gobble
I was honored to meet Jason and his family a few times - all wonderful people. Fuck that guy and all of those phony pricks.
My wife got Ben to smile!
When you go down to woods today...
Duck season in south London. Its no eastern shore but my girls enjoy it!
FELT *ALL* of that one! 5.3 magnitude. Can I just have a month, please, God?
Today, is one of those days where you just have to smile at the stupid. My wing leadership deploys me, knowing full well I have a wife due at the midpoint of a combat tour and leave is not granted. The policy is set by CENTCOM CCJ1 (personnel), but my Group leadership tries hard to get a waiver, even though no waiver exists. Considering I have the most deployments in my squadron, and the most recent, Im still wondering how I got pegged for this. Also, they took away my pre-deployment training necessary for my staff job for worthless combat skills training. Oh, they did the same to 2 of my 3 NCOs. Rescue is important...check's in the mail.
I work my ass off on this tour, fixing numerous rescue problems from improperly tuned radios, ensuring I have the proper web based applications running to see emergency signals, and procure rescue equipment from stateside units. I also provide several classes, instruct more than 300+ flyers, and put together training exercise to make sure the architecture works, when not on my 8 hour daily watch.
Today, I have a feedback session with my new boss, even though I have two weeks left, he still wants to provide feedback. No problem, I like him. He asks the standard questions: family, years of service, brief records review, and where I see myself in five years. He then tells me I crushed it this tour; however, my previous O-6 is unhappy about how I made it home for the birth. Backgound: Initially, I requested an exception to leave policy, but the previous O-6 would not push the request. However, he extended his R&R by attending a 2 week TDY/TAD to Nellis. I'm not stupid. I emulated. I tested a needed piece of equipment the same time my wife was due. So, the previous O-6 show he has no integrity. He tells me he is not upset, but then he dings me on my evaluation (that I had to write), and lowers my end to tour decoration. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Would I do it again? In an instant! I could care less about what shiny medal I get from this deployment. I got to see my son born, I was there for my wife and I wouldnt trade that for the world.
PS. That fucker is on my No Pick-up List. He better not need rescue while I am the controls or in a control center. Hell be the one I just couldn't find...
What do you do scenario #2