I am sure the velvet pillows, internet connections and masseuses in basic training, along with taking graduates from middle school, will help us win the next war...........tongue out of cheek now.
I'm glad too...hubby and I never liked the "Army of One".
The neighbor's son returned home on leave. He's been through basic, his school, ( Ammo Specialist ), and Air Assualt (? ), He rattled off a bunch of Army jargon. He's going to be stationed at Ft. Campbell . I noticed a big change in the lad. I wish him all the luck.
The Few, The Proud, The Marines.
The Pentagon should subsidize pro-military action movies, and even encourage a batallion or two of veterans by offering them TDY to work as actors and extras.
In past, this has been problematic, because the left always attacks them for "making propaganda". The Pentagon needs to overcome the fear of this anti-military attitude, and actively encourage pro-military screenplays, productions, direction and acting.
The justification for this lies in the *fact* that *any* military recruitment can and is attacked for being "propaganda", by those that despise the military. No matter how much you might wish to appease those that hate you, it will not change their minds.
Right now, there are natural "movie locations" in the more peaceful parts of both Afghanistan and Iraq that would make for superior cinematography. And plots could be intentionally woven to include not just extreme action, excitement and risk; but also purely humanitarian roles, and the great gamut in between.
And while movies in past have usually focused on just one branch, such movies could crossover, showing the intensity of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Forces, conventional and unconventional operations, like no typical Hollywood production could dare.
On top of featuring our military, such movies could also show the profound bravery and courage of our allies working alongside of us. Hat tips to those who have been with us side-by-side from the beginning, along with descriptions and maybe a few depictions of their heroism, as well.
"the Air Force switched their slogan last month from Cross Into the Blue to Do Something Amazing,"
"Something Amazing" in like - get to finish a 20 year carrer in 20 years and in the Air Force?
Interesting time for those mid-carrer NCOs now staring loss of job in the face.
Will "USAF, more like Detroit than you know" be the next motto?
Yo soy el Army!
I loved the "Be all you can be" would love to see it make a come back.
the "Army of One" is the STUPIDEST slogan I have ever heard and stunned that any military would choose to go with that one.
One person can make a difference but ONE can't go it alone.
I can live with Army Strong but WOULD rather BE ALL YOU CAN BE!!!!