There's an impressive facility in Kankakee County few people realize is there...and it's about 5 miles Southeast of our house here in Kankakee.
The Army Aviation Support Facility and Readiness Center is located on 30 acres adjacent to the Greater Kankakee Airport. The facility was finished in 2017 at a cost of $64.6 million. They take test flights that pass just a mile or two to our South over the rural farm fields there....the thump, thump, thump of the rotor blades gradually get louder as they get nearer. This facility moved down here from O'hare Intl. Airport in Chicago and we're proud to have these fine ladies and gentlemen here keeping our country's military aviation equipment flying in top notch condition!
It took me 3.5 years to get E5, the base pay posted above is legit base, I rented a nice apartment on Lajola beach and was driving a brand new 04 SRT-10 on an E5 salary. They fail to post all the "extra pay"