Skip to comments.The First Space Force Recruits Are Headed to Basic Military Training
Posted on 10/20/2020 1:17:15 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
U.S. Space Force may not yet have its own boot camp, but the service's very first direct enlistees are about to head to entry-level training nonetheless.
Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, senior enlisted leader of the Space Force, said seven new recruits will head to basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they'll train alongside Air Force recruits -- albeit with a few distinctions.
"They needed to know they were different; that's important to us," Towberman told Military.com in an interview Thursday.
In addition to their Occupational Camouflage Pattern uniforms with service-specific blue-stitched name tapes, the recruits will each have tablets loaded with information about the fledgling service they're joining, he said.
"We've preloaded those tablets with some learning materials and different things that they can get a head start on -- 'Hey, what is this Space Force thing all about?'" he said.
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“I HATE manure!”
I know, wrong movie, but just as good as “service equals citizenship”.
LOL at the Starship Troopers meme.
Of course, Space Force is not really about blowing up bugs on other planets. It’s about defending US satellites, US space launches, and potentially knocking Chinese and Russian and other countries’ weapons in space out of orbit on a path to the sun, or capturing them in a shuttle and bringing them back to earth for analysis by US military.
I’m not sure if we have weaponized space lasers like Star Wars yet. Maybe we have. Would be cool to watch some Communist Chinese satellites blow up.
So ya thought ya might like to go to the show
To feel the warm thrill of confusion
That space cadet glow
I would like to know more...
If only I was 18 years old again, I’d sign up in a heartbeat!
Geeks in gym class?
Heck, I’d sign up now if they’d take me!
I could do a lot of pullups if I was weightless!
What, to burn us all to a crisp with Musk’s 5G satellites from above?
lol Every time I hear “Space Force”, I can’t help thinking of this: “Check it out! Independently targeting particle beam phalanx. Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phase-plasma pulse rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks...”
I was in the very FIRST Co-Ed Basic Training Platoon at Fort Jackson, SC in 1978.
It was a lot of hard work dragging those boys along with us! ;)
I miss Army Life every day. Except for all the running, and maybe your 4am wake up call being your DI banging on a metal trash can...
Ultimate high ground. We need to OWN it.
Like the post WWII mentality “We need to make the Pacific an American LAKE.”
5th Dimension Space Cadets!
Lackland............ spent 2 years there in 62 & 63. In 64 I got transferred to far northern Japan and put in the middle of the cold war!!!
(I know, I know, they'll be playing video games as scope dopes).
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