Airmen! Remain seated and don't put down your coffee!

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    Cool Airmen! Remain seated and don't put down your coffee!

    In response to the Marines and Army guys reminiscing about long marches and sleeping on rocks, I thought we could talk about our own rough times.

    I remember that time I had to eat an MRE. Yeck. And that one time they let me shoot an M-16, and that time time our air conditioning went out during boot camp, so we had to pack up and move to the next building. It was Saturday for cryin out loud! Ahh, those were the days when I was young and tough.
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    I was never in the Air Farce, but I remember building a tent town, and looking next door as the Air force was moving into their "hotel" complete with swimming pools... If I could do it all over....
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Is someone going to start a thread for those that never served, haven't seen the inside of a church in twenty years, aren't a member of any political party, live in the shadows of polite society and are only here for the guns?

    On topic, I've been in lots of airplanes, just never in uniform.

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    In. Stationed at Hurlburt Field, Kirtland AFB, and various middle east hell holes.


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    Wow!!! Had a great time. Just one story. Cuban missile crisis and was in Ellison AFB Alaska. Was on flight line on a KC135 and they opened up the ammo bunkers to load the H-Bombs onto the B-52's. Siren's blowing,Air Police guarding,4 bombs to a plane,10 planes in a christmas tree, and brother,engines running. We would have wipped Russia off the face of the earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I was never in the Air Farce, but I remember building a tent town, and looking next door as the Air force was moving into their "hotel" complete with swimming pools... If I could do it all over....
    ....easy with the USAF jokes there buddy....I recall building tent cities for us as well at bare base locations. Besides the DFAC chow hall (run by the Army) was better than the USAF chow hall at my deployed location in Iraq.



    ....anyhooo.

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    My ANG assignment was with a rescue unit.....I miss working with the aircrews and PJs.

    My active duty assignment was briefing aircrews and commanders at Dover AFB, DE.

    Had some "fun" times during Operations JUST CAUSE, Desert SHIELD and STORM, NORTHERN WATCH (too many times to count), and IRAQI FREEDOM.

    Worked with some outstanding Marines during ONW and Army intel types during OIF (and now at my AFRES assignment).
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    ....easy with the USAF jokes there buddy....I recall building tent cities for us as well at bare base locations. Besides the DFAC chow hall (run by the Army) was better than the USAF chow hall at my deployed location in Iraq.

    No joke meant, Its just the story about the day I understood that I should have joined the Air Force.
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    I recall a bunch of the PJs in my old unit were in the Army. More than few of the HH-60 drivers were Marines....funny how that turns out.

    Sixto....in honesty, I wish the USAF command embrace the fact that not all of us are rated airmen or care to drive jets.

    Our "Fighter Mafia" needs to realize that every military problem isn't solved with F-22's dropping precision munitions...but rather, the dedicated PJ, combat weatherman, TACP, combat controller, and/or security forces folks are very crucial components in our wars....as well as those supporting them.
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    I always thought the Air Force had the smartest guys in any service. They're the ones who've figured out that the best way to fight a war is to stay well out of the line of fire and throw officers at the enemy.

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    Air Force...

    What could I say...

    BEQ for junior Marines... 3 to 4 man room; the Air Force... 1 man room - with maid service.

    Forward deployed Marines eat...MREs; Air Force... uses a mobile kitchen.

    Yeah, life is harsh being a chaircond ranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagueits View Post
    Air Force...

    What could I say...

    BEQ for junior Marines... 3 to 4 man room; the Air Force... 1 man room - with maid service.

    Forward deployed Marines eat...MREs; Air Force... uses a mobile kitchen.

    Yeah, life is harsh being a chaircond ranger.

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    You guys have to watch these two clowns:

    http://www.chairforce.com/fun/vids/p...cing-cops2.htm
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    Active Duty 13 years, 1994-present. Vehicle Body Tech, been stationed at Randolph, Eielson, and now Fairchild. Wouldnt trade my time in the AF for all the MRE's and shrapnel in the world!

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    My time in the Air Force was in an air conditioned building too!
    Of course, it was 65 feet underground, with 10 megatons just down the hallway...
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