Our government is what keeps this country going. It may be our government who votes on the war but yet our government is meant to uphold the safety and beliefs our country was founded upon. Every soldier is fighting for our country. Our soldiers fight to save lives. They should be thanked. Not considered "tools of diplomacy". They are people just like us. Our government decides whether or not we should fight and if our soldiers are called upon then they step up to the plate. Instead of questioning who they fight for why not give them a break and take a turn at the plate. Each soldier has a reason they are in the armed forces but at the end of the day they fight for the U.S. not for the government.
Difficult subject. Soldiers are serving themselves first and foremost. I believe that the institution of the military is good thing in that it allows people in a difficult situation to change their circumstances. That being said, the institution has been hijacked by nitwits intent on world domination, bullying or some other degeneration that results in a negative connotation to those actually in the military.
I have no joy in strife,
Peace is my great desire;
Yet God forbid I lose my life
Through fear to face the fire. -Henry Van Dyke
Kind of bad form to call someone out for not knowing a sophisticated fighter/strike aircraft's cockpit array.
I can't field strip an M4 carbine blindfolded, should someone call me out on that?
Off topic, for Gov.
I'm used to a panel organized around instruments needed for IFR flight. Your panel with MPDs, UFC and HUD would take some getting used to.
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Hence, all I know are steam gauge round dials.
In civilian flying, I've flown a few glass cockpits, but 95% of my logged hours are in analog panels.
I'm truly a dinosaur in that respect.
Here's a study guide for dudeman's ground school on the F-15E functionality.
Tell him there will be a pop-quiz.
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