Posted on Oct 5, 2015
SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/air-force-robert-farley-interview-180956612/?no-ist

I am fine with the arrangement as it is, but the suggestion posed in the attached article seems legitimate enough to consider. When it comes to national defense, we should always be seeking the best possible arrangement.
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CPT Ahmed Faried
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No but its time to abolish inane posts.
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TSgt Aaron D.
TSgt Aaron D.
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Bend Over is how I read it.
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MSgt Team Chief
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CPT Ahmed Faried - of course you're jealous.
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Maj Jeff Dodd
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Cpl Jeff N. - Do you like gladiator movies?
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SFC Management
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Hell no.

Sides that if they got rid of AIr Force what service is going to step up and build the kick ass chow halls?
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Maj Mike Sciales
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SSgt (Join to see) - Which has a great golf course.
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A1C Charles D Wilson
A1C Charles D Wilson
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SPC (Join to see) - Sorry but wrong sir. Between refuel, cargo, AWACS, bombers and fighters the USAF has the most active aircraft fleet. You would actually be surprised at the numbers if you research active bases and even guard with reserve still have to complete refresher flights to keep them sharp.

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TSgt Aaron D.
TSgt Aaron D.
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Guys, we should leave PFC Armstrong alone, he just got out of Army BCT yesterday so he obviously knows more about how Air Force operations work.
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SSgt Vicente C.
SSgt Vicente C.
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Esp those midnite breakfasts imho.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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HAAAAAYYYYOOOOO No. Isn't the Air Force the nations first line of defense? They are mission higher than critical to air support, strike missions, rescue missions, transport missions and etc.

Brother, rest assured. We need the Air Force.

JP
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SPC Robby Robinson
SPC Robby Robinson
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Am I reading this right? WHat I mean, does the poster NOT know there are essentially two services, Army and the Navy? The Air Force was part of the Army in WW2, Army Air Corps.
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SPC Robby Robinson - Yes, the Air Force used to be part of the Army, and that is why it became it's own branch... It's scope grew too large for the Army to be THAT massive and all encompassing. Not to mention it's mission is completely different than that of the Army. Besides, every other civilized nation differentiates between it's Air Force and it's Army. And usually have Navies and Marine components that field and operate their own, branch specific, purpose built air craft.
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SPC Robby Robinson
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SPC (Join to see) - I agree. I think for some reason most of my response was cut off and thus it looked as if I may have been so inclined to agree the Air Force should be reabsorbed back into the Army.
For clarity I am NOT of that mindset. I believe the Air Force plays a tremendous role in our nation's warfighting capabilities.
If I am NOT mistaken the Air Force plays a huge role in military logistics, I see the AF supporting the lion's share of the military transportation network, the lion's share of bomber related missions and CAS for mostly the Army but all ground forces if needed.
Additionally, I am acutely aware of the role the Air Force 24th Special Tactics Squadron plays in JSOC. I know beyond a shadow of ANY doubt there are many boys from the Naval Special Warfare Community, Army Special operations and Army Special Forces, Marine Corps Raiders who owe their very lives to a small community of PJ's
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PO1 Sanford Snyder
PO1 Sanford Snyder
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So interesting to see those who forget that the US Navy is already sailing near most of the trouble spots. Self contained, no need for bases on foreign soil, or permission to fly over oceans to get to where they are needed. AF, first line of defence? respectfully, no. As to why they would never be eliminated, they are the only major military force created by a modern Congress, therefore, ego keeps them in place, and over budgeted.
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