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Count Chocula
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re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


You stick to your Jr League stuff, we'll handle the rest





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elprez00
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Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11543 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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Hard to belive they mothballed the F117 stealth

Many people dont realize development on this started in the late 60's and the technology was based upon 1970's tech. It was designed to defeat Soviet Air search radars. They have newer and better ones now that its not nearly as effective with, plus we have better assets as well.

A lot of the development was done at Area 51. Bunch of info on the declassified stuff thats been released about Area 51 in the last few years.






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TexasTiger05
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Member since Aug 2007
27735 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


take it from someone who is ushered through security without a second glance- you want an under the radar terrorist? Get yourself a western looking woman.







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777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
8122 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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late 60's and the technology was based upon 1970's tech.

Nav system is the same as the BUFF's.






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Broke
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AKA Buttercup
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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Get yourself a western looking woman.


Mine looks Mexican. What are the chances that she gets deported? And are the chances better if I turn her in myself?






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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11543 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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Nav system is the same as the BUFF's.

Hell, there are B-52's old enough to be my father. That doesnt surprise me.






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777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
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there are B-52's old enough to be my father

And projected to get another 50yrs. out of the airframes. Solid airplane.






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MapGuy
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I was born,I grew older,I'm here
Member since May 2010
29512 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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And are the chances better if I turn her in myself?


i can call it in for you






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elprez00
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
11543 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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And projected to get another 50yrs. out of the airframes. Solid airplane.

In my opinion, if you design a combat aircraft that lasts long enough to qualify for Social Security, you should get some kind of award. B-52 should go on an Engineering Marvel list.






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777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
8122 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


That goes for most Boeing products.





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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
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Hell, there are B-52's old enough to be my father. That doesnt surprise me.


Maybe your grandfather, if you consider the design process. The initial concept goes back to just after the end of WWII.






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Impotent Waffle
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
5071 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


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gets dragged kicking & screaming to provide ground support


Not so sure what you mean here, but I have to respectfully disagree. The Air Force has ground troops, who will gladly provide support. They have Security Forces, who provide base security, munition security, etc. Security Force Ravens, who provide security for aircraft and crew in Hostile environments outside of secure bases.

Tactical Patrol units, also known as Tac-P. Tac-p are ground commanders best friends. They advise
ground commanders of what air support is available and call in for the support and guide pilots into the correct areas. They are well trained and are embedded with many other forces.

Air Force Pararescue Also know as PJ's and they are not well known but they are badass. In a quick nutshell they are called in to rescue downed pilots and any other distressed unit.

Lastly, Combat controllers. These teams are also highly trained and provide the basic same services Tac-p's do except they are embedded with Navy Seal teams and other Special forces units.

I served as Security Force Raven and Tac-P. I have respect for all branches and think it is amazing how well trained our forces are.






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Grunt Actual
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Member since Mar 2012
1572 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


God there's a lot of ignorance in this thread





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purpgold718
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Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Sep 2008
519 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


Any dickhole Marine who tries to imply superiority over the Army needs to be clocked cold hard in the face. The Army is the largest branch by a country mile and does most of the grunt/leg -work. I can't fricking stand Marines. And with regards to special ops, Delta and SEALS are probably the most covert, and what you'd think of when you think special-ops. Rangers are simmilar but work in slightly larger units, and then there's green berets which contrary to popular belief are not in the least more elite than rangers, serve completely different functions - Rangers, more of raids and such. SF is more of training foreign units/militias in rebel guerilla warfare.





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touchdownjeebus
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Member since Sep 2010
2786 posts

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Marines take a position. Army holds a position. Airforce defends a position. Navy gives the Marines a ride.


Aside from the joke at the end, this is a pretty accurate statement.

The navy handles a lot of the long range logistics, oh and give the marines a ride.






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laxer17
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NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
3452 posts

re: Different roles each branch of the military take in crisis or wartime


You forgot coast guard





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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
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and then there's green berets which contrary to popular belief are not in the least more elite than rangers,


So much fail.






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