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Air Force changes service anthem
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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/28/2020 10:46:05 AM

Colorado Springs, Colo.—The U.S. Air Force changed lyrics in its service anthem by dropping gender references that exclude women. The change announced Thursday by the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, is designed to make the service friendlier to women, The Gazette reports. “Our song must reflect our history, the inspiring service and accomplishments of all who’ve served, and the rich diversity that makes today’s Air Force indisputably the strongest and most capable in the world,” Goldfein wrote in a message to airmen, cadets and academy alumni. The change originated when female Air Force Academy cadets asked Goldfein why

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Reply 1 - Posted by: weejun 2/28/2020 10:57:58 AM (No. 331987)
The mission of the United States Air Force is to " fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace." As a USAF veteran, I am so thankful that General Goldfein is spending the time to steadfastly advance the ability of the Air Force to accomplish its mission. Sarcasm mode now off...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/28/2020 11:05:21 AM (No. 331996)
So what now instead of being called Airmen, they will be called Airpersons? Or human beings will be hupersons? When and where will it stop?! I am sick of this ridiculousness!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Moritz55 2/28/2020 11:13:03 AM (No. 332005)
I don’t usually like these kinds of changes, but in this case, the new words actually sound better.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 11:17:49 AM (No. 332010)
How sad, how stupid, how pathetic, and how irrelevant.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: grampus 2/28/2020 11:40:15 AM (No. 332032)
Also, Air Force planes will no longer have cockpits.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jlw509 2/28/2020 11:53:34 AM (No. 332046)
"Give 'er the gun," though --- that's a bit of all right. Sounds positively 2A.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/28/2020 12:15:17 PM (No. 332061)
actually, #5, the reverse is true. Think about it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono 2/28/2020 12:16:12 PM (No. 332063)
Now there's an application where "gender-neutral" applies -- language.. It does not apply to the people, any more than "moral" or "responsible" applies to gravel.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: sanspeur 2/28/2020 12:41:41 PM (No. 332077)
“Up in the air junior bird people ?” .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 2/28/2020 1:18:52 PM (No. 332099)
Only the ass-press would wet their panties over this non-story. 3rd verse? Who cares? Don’t be conned. SPACE FORCE!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/28/2020 1:25:20 PM (No. 332109)
USAF knows it is already a third rate service and that nobody really cares except for those who were appointed to the Academy by their congress person.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hershey 2/28/2020 1:36:18 PM (No. 332119)
No No!!!! Not MY Air Force anthem?????? Those wanking idiots...bull on all this 'gender crap'....women Green Berets as well...when some little female can haul a 200 pound trooper with a 100 pound pack on her shoulders, then I might think about it...otherwise this is gonna get real troopers killed...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Other Guy 2/28/2020 1:42:12 PM (No. 332125)
Wow. If only I had known the Air Force was third rate in 1960 I would have chosen a first rate branch to serve in for thirty years. That way I would have really been appreciated the same as USAF Academy graduates.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/28/2020 1:51:32 PM (No. 332131)
Political correctness is choking our society.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Videodrone 2/28/2020 2:47:17 PM (No. 332165)
#13 Well, you must admit that USAF runways are miles long and don't move... (ducking)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 3:06:28 PM (No. 332188)
As a naval aviator once said, "Heck, anybody can land on a 2 mile long runway that doesn't pitch and is still exactly where you left it when you come back three hours later." OTOH, regardless of the good natured prodding between USAF and USN aircraft drivers, both pilots do respect the other guys. But, they rarely miss a chance to poke a bit of fun.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/28/2020 4:41:57 PM (No. 332250)
You would think the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force would have more important things to do than mess with the lyrics of the Air Force Song. Pitiful political correctness run amuck. At least the other services still are leaving their songs in tact and their traditions.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/28/2020 5:40:44 PM (No. 332282)
Asked my Brother-In-Law who was a Brigadier General why he didn't fly. He was in Maintenance and Supply. His answer "my test scores were too high"... Sigh! So I guy who can take an F-22 Rapture up against multiple bogies and defeat all of them is a moron... THIS is what is wrong with all of our services. GENERALS who aren't war fighters but bottom smoochers! Thankfully he never got his second star (taken by a woman...LOL) and had to retire!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chumley 2/28/2020 5:52:49 PM (No. 332295)
The AF has always been the least traditional of the services. They change pretty much everything based on nothing more than whim, and whatever is stylish this week. This is just one more asinine example of it. The one change they thought of making that made sense was the blue/grey pixilated camo uniforms, and they ultimately rejected it. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: tom7 2/28/2020 6:17:52 PM (No. 332318)
The US Air Force is strong DESPITE the women, not because of them.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 2/28/2020 6:28:32 PM (No. 332328)
#18, the operative phrase is "needs of the service". A young friend of mine decided a couple of years ago to join the Marines. He is a really excellent shot, and wanted to be a USMC sniper. We spent a month brushing up on his already good shooting skills, and he was the second highest scoring shooter in his battalion. BUT - he had two years of Jr College, with "A's in advanced algebra and physics, and "tested too high", too. They made him a communications/computer expert and he loves it. But he really did want to be a sniper and would have been good at it, if he wasn't "too smart". Needs of the service. Always.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/28/2020 6:37:20 PM (No. 332334)
Off we go into the wild checkered yonder,. Crawling Low into the hole;. Here they come running to meet our rubbish,. At 'em boys, Give 'er the PC!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: panther361 2/28/2020 6:58:32 PM (No. 332365)
Reassign the USAF back to the Army Air Corps. Fire any general created by Obama.
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