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Monday, February 18, 2008

Feeling the Pain...

I'm not going to say too much about this, since I'm just a weather weenie in the Reserves, but I have been noticing the USAF getting a lot of press about how we're suffering manpower cuts and cannibalization of aircraft to keep our missions viable in the Global War on Terror, while the Army and Marine Corps are being funded to increase their ranks by thousands.

Never mind that for every increase in Army capability, you need Air Force airlift to fly them to the fight, Air Force aerial refuelers to gas the airlift, Air Force close-air-support to help the ground troops, and Air Force PERSONNEL to support various facets of their requirements(among those personnel are weather folks -- read the Air Force Magazine article linked with "PERSONNEL" to learn more about the "Battlefield Airmen").

I have no idea who this guy is, but he's doing "Combat Weather" with an Army Aviation unit.

Apparently someone is launching quite the press campaign about it.

As Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I have to say about that."

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At Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:22:00 AM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

simple answer... less private contractors at triple the cost of regular airmen and soldiers, more regular usaf and army personnel.


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