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No outside use without benefit to military on military lands

Other Agencies in the US Government do environmental documentation to decide if they will utilize military land for their use. Unfortunately these often conflict with needs on already constrained property and will not come to fruition. They also do feesibility studies which costs money. In addition the agency that would allow this to occur has to do their own documentation to make sure they are not held liable. This... more »

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Revamp retirement benefits

Don't get me wrong, I love the current system but things need to change. Currently we are entitled to retirement pay after fullfilling 20 years of service. This pays us at least 50% of our base pay for the rest of our lives which can equate to 40 to 50+ years of retirement pay. Solution: Start a 1 for 1 retirement system. If you served 20 years you get 20 years retirement, 25 years served yields 25 years retirement.... more »

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A Simple Idea That Is Easy To Implement

I propose that when military members are sent TDY they be required to share quarters or hotel rooms with one other member, providing they do not have to share the same bed, are of equal rank and the same gender.

When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »

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Desert is where sun shines and wind blows; why burn diesel?

When I deployed to the Middle East, I found large fields of nasty diesel electric generators powering our base (and many, many air conditioners) spewing out God-knows-what while requiring a constant supply of fuel. Fuel delivery costs loads more than stateside, because of security measures. However, the desert has an abundance of both wind and sunlight.
The cost scale most certainly will tip toward the renewables when... more »

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Military uniforms

Oh. My. Goodness - Where to begin? We have at LEAST 4 main branches of the military. Each branch as at LEAST 2 uniforms (for the Air Force we have ABUs, BDUs (that are phasing out), Blues, Service Dress, Mess Dress, Informal...) It's unrealistic. Not to mention a whole WASTE of paper that outlines specific rules and measurements for wearing each uniform... down to the 1/4 inch!
Are you KIDDING?! We're a military... more »

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Deployed equipment packages

When maintenance units deploy to a location, their tools,testers,parts and servicing equipment are often packed up and deployed with them. But when it's time to replace that unit in the field, another unit packs up all of their items and deploys to replace the first unit. I don't understand why we couldn't leave the essential equipment here in the area of responsibility and just ship people and planes. I'm sure this... more »

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Military Travel

eliminate the requirement for some military members traveling on official business to fly commercial. There are contracted planes as well as military cargo planes available, and I'm sure with the right scheduling - we can accomodate far more than we currently do.

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Unnecessary Waste in Military Repair/Supply System

Repair of aircraft components is split into three levels: Depot, Intermediate (MALS), and Organizational (Sqaudron). When a part is deemed "repairable" and damaged at the O-Level, it is sent to the I-Level for repair and then to the D-Level if the I-Level cannot fix it. The system works in reverse as well. If a repairable part is found damaged at the Depot level, an I-level may have some repair capability for that part... more »

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Standardization with Customers

In our agency we do testing of any equipment to test to meet Army requirements or any other services. We need a form for them to fill out to specify what needs to be tested, the testing requirements, and constant communication channels to keep the testers and customers in the loop. We also have no military people when it comes to testing unlike our evaluator counterparts who use military evaluators to provide a field... more »

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OCONUS Military housing Optimization

U.S. military personnel currently function under the traditional Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) policy while stationed abroad. This policy is a “Use-or-Lose” policy which does not incentivize those who do not refrain from spending their OHA entitlements to the maximum allotted level. This provides a diminishing “Return On Investment” (ROI) but is the only option to OCONUS personnel. This, in turn, causes unnecessary... more »

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Eliminate Air Force Fitness Assessment Cell

The Air Force is paying civilians to conduct bi-annual fitness testing of military members. This shows a complete lack of confidence in the integrity of Airman and is a serious waste of resources. Immediately stand down the fitness assessment cells and return fitness testing responsibility to military members. We can control nuclear weapons but can't be trusted to count push-ups? Does anyone else see a problem with this?... more »

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Direct Shipment of KTR Purchased parts to Military Depot Sites

The government pays for quality inspection that amounts to millions of dollars in salaries, benefits, G&A and profit by government contractors that will be inspected again at military depot installations.

Defense Contractors that purchase Military Parts for the government will require two inspection points. One inspection is performed by the contractor at their site then is bundled and shipped to the military depot... more »

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Consolidate AF Inspections

Consolidate AF inspections (UCI, LCAP, ORI, MCCI) into 1 inspection and have 1-POC for the inspections. Also, many inspections (ORIs) are obsolete (cold war era thinking). These serve no purpose other than to have MAJCOMs and Wing Commanders get a "warm-fuzzy" that their folks could survive if a ficticious cold war were to happen.

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Printed Regulations

I can only speak on behalf of my experience in the USAF... but we waste SO MANY TREES printing AFIs that end up being stashed away in a notebook and hardly used. I realize there are TO's that need to be printed on the maintenance side of the house that are used daily... but I'm speaking about the AFIs that are printed, maintained, and required to be updated in order to satisfy requirements of inspections, etc.

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