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OK, changing the subject to Women in Combat, one of the “selected” themes for the driveby’s today...

When I started my military career, women were just being integrated into the military services. We had the WAF (Woman’s Air Force) but that went away in 1976.

So I started out as a computer operator. That was my AFSC. There was a requirement that you had to be able ot lift 50 pounds over your head. Well many of the women could not. So what did they do? Change their AFSC?

No. They simply waved the requirement...

When it came time to unload the truck that had all the boxes of paper and punch cards in it? Only us dudes did such work.

Now, that was a very civilian like job in the Air Force, and it wasn’t like you were pulling your shot buddy out of the line of fire in battle. But believe me, reality is far from what they like to believe in Washington DC and New York, New York! In the real world, stuff like this happens all the time.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 6:09:07 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

So a few women who yearn for promotion to general are happy that their request to integrate the really tough fighting will reduce the effectiveness of the entire “front-line” fighting force.

To say that won’t happen is to engage in magical thinking - hardly an attribute that one should have when one becomes a wearer of general’s stars.


39 posted on 01/27/2013 6:29:20 AM PST by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Under Bronco Bamma’s plan of fairness for everyone, any standard too tough for less tough groups is removed. No standards means everyone qualifies.

Yes Sir, you can urge your sons to join Bronco Bamma’s new Milifairy where they can go off to war and share a foxhole with a bull dyke and an interior decorator, or perhaps even a florist. Oh Goodie!

I'm sure there will be no problem with Troop retention now, I mean, who wouldn't want to make a career in the new Milifairy, where just like kindergarten, everyone gets a gold star just for showing up!

66 posted on 01/27/2013 7:20:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Under Bronco Bamma’s plan of fairness for everyone, any standard too tough for less tough groups is removed. No standards means everyone qualifies.

Yes Sir, you can urge your sons to join Bronco Bamma’s new Milifairy where they can go off to war and share a foxhole with a bull dyke and an interior decorator, or perhaps even a florist. Oh Goodie!

I'm sure there will be no problem with Troop retention now, I mean, who wouldn't want to make a career in the new Milifairy, where just like kindergarten, everyone gets a gold star just for showing up!

70 posted on 01/27/2013 7:22:35 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Under Bronco Bamma’s plan of fairness for everyone, any standard too tough for less tough groups is removed. No standards means everyone qualifies.

Yes Sir, you can urge your sons to join Bronco Bamma’s new Milifairy where they can go off to war and share a foxhole with a bull dyke and an interior decorator, or perhaps even a florist. Oh Goodie!

I'm sure there will be no problem with Troop retention now, I mean, who wouldn't want to make a career in the new Milifairy, where just like kindergarten, everyone gets a gold star just for showing up!

71 posted on 01/27/2013 7:23:26 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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