Would you believe that I have never even had a sip of Mad Dog?
Yeah, getting rid of stop loss was a good thing. I don't know how long it has been in place but if your contract would run out during a deployment you can opt for rear det or extend and get an extra $1k/mo for each month after your original ETS. We had one guy who made an extra $8k that way.
My thing is that they cancelled October drills and added them to November and December. So instead of going on advon for November and splitting out of December and January I now have to go. I'm out in February.