Amen...You speak the truth! But there are rewards to be had that make it worthwhile at times.‘Moving mountains is too much work for too little return for a Commander or anyone in charge..”
Sound advice, but--no offense--these are all things I'm aware of and have already tried with three different installations. One base commander said go to AAFES. AAFES said we're not interested--we rake in the cash with gasoline sales and suggested I go to MWR. MWR said "not unless you bring us a list of users ahead of time and you educate us on how much we can make out of the deal." After I gave them some guessimates, MWR said "it looks like we won't make any money if we implement the law as written, so forget it unless someone orders us to do it". The other commanders weren't interested one bit. None of the installations have any official electric vehicles. I might have to wait until the son or daughter of one of the commanders buys a Tesla--at that point, I'd bet chargers would be installed with 30 days.
Thats a lot of brass in that photo... lol17 years and counting as a wing nut. My avatar is a clear giveaway as to my ground support function. Held various squadron wide assignments up to Commander, and now assigned to a Joint Staff Billet. Counting the days when I can retire and slow the pace of life down some and enjoy more time with the family, AND cruising in my MS.
Just came back from a bi-lat command wide exercise with our Japanese friends. Wanna guess who the simulated red team was
The J4 crew:
View attachment 511344 View attachment 511346
Amen...You speak the truth! But there are rewards to be had that make it worthwhile at times.
I completely agree. I’m an optometrist serving in the Air National Guard. I’m there for love of country, not the underwhelming pay. The pilots and flyers need us and I’m there for them.Dude, that's not a productive attitude. Some serve in jobs where there's no need for deployment, others simply were in during a stretch where their unit didn't deploy — especially nowadays when deployments are far fewer than in previous years. The "If your ain't deployed then you ain't s***" attitude doesn't help develop an effective or cohesive fighting force. It puts all the emphasis on the glory of the patch than on service to your country and comrades.
I was officer in VMA 242. VMA 224, Mag 13 El Toro.......Flew A6......where were you stationed? Marine Corps 1972 to 1989Navy A6 pilot 76-83, retired airline pilot. Patiently awaiting a refresh S ordered on announcement day while the green eyed cyclops mocks me as I drive into my garage daily. It was ready for my "March" delivery....