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Old 12-09-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Just as a note, all the Academies have a handful of graduates who cross commission every year (that's not counting the USNA Navy/Marine commissions, they're a separate case).

If the Space Force actually forms, it would probably go under the Department of the Air Force with the US Air Force. This would be very similar to Department of the Navy having both the US Navy and US Marine Corps. That then makes sense for Air Force Academy graduates being able to commission into the Space Force.


By the way, many who worked in tech fields in the services don't think the Space Force is a joke, nor a bad idea.



There is a fairly large satellite operations community and missile defense community present in all services, and the Air Force is (appropriately) focused on airpower.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Wonder if they earn a masters degree in golf?

Whatís your problem with the Air Force?
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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What’s your problem with the Air Force?
It’s a joke. Members of the branches always poke fun at other branches. Andrews Airforce Base is a great example of Airforce being a country club military.

https://thecoursesatandrews.com/
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Itís a joke. Members of the branches always poke fun at other branches. Andrews Airforce Base is a great example of Airforce being a country club military.
So your thread is just a joke... I will most likely remember that on your next post...
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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So your thread is just a joke... I will most likely remember that on your next post...
No, my initial question wasnt a joke.Army, Air Force, Marines, & Navy all have skilled pilots and they all have their own special forces. The Air Force was once a part of the Army. The Naval Academy produces officers for the Navy and Marines. I was thinking of this question while watching the Army Navy football game. The crack about golf was a joke to poke fun.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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No, my initial question wasnt a joke.Army, Air Force, Marines, & Navy all have skilled pilots and they all have their own special forces. The Air Force was once a part of the Army. The Naval Academy produces officers for the Navy and Marines. I was thinking of this question while watching the Army Navy football game. The crack about golf was a joke to poke fun.
My sister was at that game and met Charles Barkley at the bar......she said he was a cool guy
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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If the Space Force actually forms, it would probably go under the Department of the Air Force with the US Air Force. This would be very similar to Department of the Navy having both the US Navy and US Marine Corps. That then makes sense for Air Force Academy graduates being able to commission into the Space Force.


By the way, many who worked in tech fields in the services don't think the Space Force is a joke, nor a bad idea.



There is a fairly large satellite operations community and missile defense community present in all services, and the Air Force is (appropriately) focused on airpower.
That's true, and I see no real reason to change things unless it's to consolidate all the military space activities. That'll be a hard and expensive nut to crack, and probably not needed.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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That's true, and I see no real reason to change things unless it's to consolidate all the military space activities. That'll be a hard and expensive nut to crack, and probably not needed.
Consolidation of military space activities currently sorest, and secondary focuses, of ALL services was kind of the point.

The Air Force became a service because airpower became critical and the Army frankly didn’t focus on it.

Space has become critical. I love me some Air Force, but they and the other services-frankly don’t focus on space.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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My sister was at that game and met Charles Barkley at the bar......she said he was a cool guy
Charles Barkley? He went to Auburn.

David Robinson, maybe? I canít think of any other NBA greats who went to a service academy.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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OP what's your military background?
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