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I got orders and I'm happy and pissed

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by tyesai, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. DLL66


    Aug 31, 2002
    In my opinion, MPF and Finance sucks!! I'm PCSing and scheduled my final out for 14 May 07. I still do not have my hard copies of my orders. In my experience...MPF and the so called "Orderly Room/CSS" have sucked since 1999!!
  2. DLL66


    Aug 31, 2002
    I was stationed in Incirlik between 2000 to 2002. The closest thing for shooting is Skeet. They have (or had?) a Skeet range on base. There was plans to construct a second skeet range next to it. Not sure if that was ever completed. Things have definitely changed now since the old ONW days.

  3. Make friends with the Turks...they loved to shoot and hunt (shotgun only)... when I was in Izmir in the mid 70's we had the NATO R&G Club andit was great!! They used to set the slots up to pay 40% so you could hit frequently and at least pay for beer and dinner.

  4. leper65

    leper65 Gun Nut

    May 1, 2004
    Kenly, NC

    I'm glad that all worked out in the end. That kind of crap was one of the many frustrations that made my retirement an easy decision. You shouldn't have to do their jobs for them at MPF, Finance etc. Any time we had to deal with them we expected crap like to happen. It's like that all the way to end. I went in for my first retirement briefing and I immediately knew I was in trouble when the "briefer" was a 2 striper. Good luck in Turkey!
  5. tyesai


    Nov 12, 2005
    Ya know it is ridiculous the piss poor training they have. I'm in maintenance and I don't expect a one or two striper to know jack squat but then again I wouldn't send a one or two striper to go do some trouble shooting or engine runs either. I also hope that when they have problems or don't know what to do they get some help rather than just sit there with a blank look on their face.

    Here is another good example. I do the crew chief training for the new 130 guys and their last stop is at here at Little Rock airplane patch. Two of the students are married and have houses and they are staying here and wanted to get their house hold goods shipped down here. I told them to go to TMO at lunch.

    They come back and I ask them if they got their stuff straight and I got a little bit of silence and then a "not really". I stopped them before they said anything more and I asked if they talked to an airmen that just pulled out a piece of paper and started highlighting items on it, I told them he probably started at about a third of the way down on the page.

    That had them both laughing their .sses off. They said whenever they asked questions they just got a blank look and finally the airmen told them if they wanted to they could just drive to the nearest AFB by their home and they could do the paperwork there. For one of them that AFB is here, he lives two hours away and the other it would have been over 500 miles from his home.

    They are new guys though too and probably have been in longer than the airmen at the TMO office so they were kind of afraid to ask for someone else like the NCOIC but I explained to them that is what you have to do sometimes and just remember the less rank you have the nicer you need to be about it.:thumbsup: