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    Staying in a Camper at the Academy

    Great :p:p:p:p:p:p:p idea, take a camper to Tornado Alley. Have you not seen Twister?
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    PLEASE HELP!!! USMC or NAVY ATC CTO!!!

    As a Marine controller you will go to a normal Air station straight out of the school house. There it's up to you, depending on how hard you work, on whether or not you get a CTO or any other qualificication that the FAA cares about. You won't go to a tactical unit until you get at least a...
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    Wake Turbulence Intersection Depature Loophole???

    https://youtu.be/SCnCXAhPDts That sure as hell ain't 5 miles or 3 minutes. I'd be surprised if they even had 6k and airborne. Spoiler Alert: No one dies.
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    Car at Academy?

    Take a car, even if you "loose" money for travel. OKC is a spread out town and none of the big academy housing providers are near the action unless, spening everynight at JoJo's is your idea of a good time. With that being said, I highly recomend The Red Dog saloon, they have phenominal burgers...
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    What's the Latest at the Academy?

    Weve got a couple guys at my facility that were hired in the mid-late 90's, prior military with CTO's. Same deal as what they are doing today. They didnt gi to tower class and RTF was pass/pass for them also. I guess once you prove you can do the job to some extent, their's no sense in firing...
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    What's the Latest at the Academy?

    RTF is pass/fail if its your first go at the academy. If you're coming back after certifying in a tower its "graded" but, you still go to your facility and start training no matter what the score is.
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    Level 7 VFR Tower Washout Options

    Yeah I got that but I'm more curious as to how expensive it is there compared to living in SoCal or the Northeast, here stateside.
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    Level 7 VFR Tower Washout Options

    What makes SJU so expensive? What's rent, gas and a gallon of milk cost on average?
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    2015 OTS TOL/FOL

    Everyone gets DC locality at the academy now.
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    Washington Dulles Tower - IAD

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    Anything on Lake Charles Regional - LCH ?

    Truth. Haha
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    Anything on Lake Charles Regional - LCH ?

    Yup, he's here, I guess he does know damn near everyone in the agency lol
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    Anything on Lake Charles Regional - LCH ?

    We have two Matts, but I think you are talking about Matt W?
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    Anything on Lake Charles Regional - LCH ?

    I work there, PM me.
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    Facility Placement and Start Date

    Locality isn't COLA. Locality exists to keep federal jobs comparable, money wise, in areas where employers pay more. Sine the people who own those place in aspen don't actually work there, and the majority of jobs are lower paying service industry jobs, locality is low. On the other end of the...