Archive: January 2006

A Gripe About Pay

I know I speak for many in my unit when I make this post about the pay systems for the Army National Guard. Simply put, the systems are still in the same state they were when the Government Accounting Office (GAO) published its November 2003 report "Military Pay: Army National Guard Personnel Mobilized to Active Duty Experienced Significant Pay Problems."...

By Bert Stover | January 18, 2006; 2:13 AM ET | Comments (42)

Back to Business

First I want to thank Mr. Higginbotham for his time in writing his view of our departure ceremony. Many of us agree with his assessment that our departure is overdue and we'd like to get the show on the road. However, the Army still has some training we need to complete before we leave in a couple of weeks. The Army calls it "validation." Something tells me we are going to make the trip regardless of our "validation," if only because half of our equipment is already halfway around the globe on a ship....

By Bert Stover | January 18, 2006; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

Farewell Fatigue: CW4 Dave Higginbotham

Because he had to fly another aircraft back to Yuma after our Christmas break, Bert asked that I post an entry describing my thoughts on our departure ceremony. I think I speak for many of us when I say we're beginning to experience Farewell Fatigue. It seems we've been saying goodbye for months, and many of us simply want to get down to business. The sooner we start, the sooner we're working on being finished....

By Bert Stover | January 12, 2006; 9:32 AM ET | Comments (17)


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