Posted on Oct 24, 2014
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Might seem like a pointless question to some, the only reason i am asking is because of Army posts becoming Joint Bases. Looking for info is all.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
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I think it would be a good idea, but I'm not sure how the Army will deal with becoming part of the Air Force.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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Merge implies that we would allow equality for the soldiers wishing to become airman. They would have to be reclassified, we would have to make sure that their tech schools meet up to AF standards, etc.

I mean, we still have to maintain standards. Perhaps a testing program, and we would allow those soldiers who don't measure up to transfer to the Navy or Marines.
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MCPO Roger Collins
MCPO Roger Collins
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Capt Gregory Prickett - no can do. We already met our goal of women for now.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
Capt Gregory Prickett
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MCPO Roger Collins, well, isn't the Marines part of the Navy? Give 'em to the Marines...
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MCPO Roger Collins
MCPO Roger Collins
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Sure, than who will guard out gates? Never lost one while the male Marines protected is.
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A1C Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice
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I think we would have merged back in shortly after we became our own branch if it was going to happen. We have our mission, the Army has thier mission. We do tend to work together, but being one and the same won't happen.
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LTC James McElreath
LTC James McElreath
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The two were one service:" Army Air Corp", if I am not mistaken. The military bases are slowly merging and makes good since. The Army and Navy reserve have got on the band wagon as well, sharing space with other service units. Saving big bucks. The services have to pay big money for every building, parcel of land they occupy each and every year. Finally someone realizes the value of saving money.
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MSgt Charles Johnson
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Merging them? Idiotic idea. Look at our World Wars, there is a specific reason for not merging, the force structure of the Army is to conquer continents not hold air bases. They split due to job complexities not for political reasons. I was Army first, then USAF retired. To even suggest that these two vast machines merge is to ignore history, fail to understand complexity, and mission.
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