Services Clash Over Joint Bases

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  1. GreatAmerican

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    http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,135317,00.html?ESRC=dod.nl

     
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    The AF goes forth from their bases to do battle just as the Army does from their posts. Someone please explain to me the convoluted AF reasoning that their base upkeep is more important than the Army. And the quality of life of their airmen more important than that of one of our sailors.

    I never want to have anyone ever again tell me that I don't know what I am talking about when I say that they build the O'Clubs and golf courses before they build the runways. It's official. They admit it here. The golf course is as important as is a hangar.

    When, horror of horror, it happens, they will just continue to do what they did when I was active duty, just throw one of their many under employed more senior officers at the situation. Seems every joint meeting that I ever attended, the Air Farce rep was senior to everyone else there, including the chairman of the meeting, and wasted no opportunity to throw his seniority around, browbeating and stonewalling as necessary. Club Air Force may not know how to salute but they sure know how to utilize rank when it is to their benefit. The OinC of the Air Force det will probably be senior to the CO of the base. Wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    The one realignment that doesn't make sense to me is Ft Story being assigned to NS, Norfolk. Ft Eustis, another Army base, is just as close to Ft Story as is the Norfolk Naval Base. Seems maybe, again, politics and interservice "fairness" is more important than actual cost savings, which is the purpose of BRAC.
     

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