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Offline bayonetbrant

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Join the Space Corps!
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:02:04 AM »
No, seriously.  The US is creating a separate Space Corps

https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-news/2017/06/house-panel-votes-to-split-air-force-create-new-u-s-space-corps/

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As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s current space missions.

You could be forgiven if you haven’t been closely following the debate about creating the nation’s first new military service since 1947. Several members of the panel said they themselves were blindsided by the proposal, and staged an unsuccessful effort to block the change until it could be studied further — or at least until the full committee had held at least one hearing on the subject.

Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) said he only learned about the proposal last week, when it first came before the subcommittee on strategic forces.

“I chastised my staff and said, ‘How could I not know that this was happening?’ They said, ‘Well, they had a meeting about it and you missed it,’” Turner said. “A meeting is certainly not enough. Maybe we do need a space corps, but I think this bears more than just discussions in a subcommittee. We have not had Secretary Mattis come before us and tell us what this means. We have not heard from the secretary of the Air Force. There’s a whole lot of work we need to do before we go as far as creating a new service branch.”

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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 11:11:12 AM »
Officer Candidates will doubtless be referred to as "Space Cadets"   :))

(of course the D.I.s will continue to refer to them as "maggots")
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 11:15:57 AM »
Read about this - awesome!
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 11:20:04 AM »
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 11:23:30 AM »
Damn. I had big plans for 2036.
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 11:24:24 AM »
Damn. I had big plans for 2036.

A return to Origins?
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 11:24:55 AM »
Haircut and a shave?
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 11:25:28 AM »
All of those and much more!
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2017, 11:26:10 AM »
Tutu fitting?
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2017, 11:26:42 AM »
That's next week.
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2017, 11:28:35 AM »
Nice. Don't eat any 5 Guys before then. I just made that error and it is not working out for me.
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2017, 11:29:56 AM »
I'm going to stay away from any discussion of you eating 5 Guys.
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2017, 11:33:26 AM »
This is the third time I've had it and the last.
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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2017, 02:35:25 PM »
This is the third time I've had it and the last.

Too much awesomeness for you to handle?

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Re: Join the Space Corps!
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
Gus can usually handle a lot of beef.
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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