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Archive for Tuesday, October 19, 2010

KU Air Force ROTC cadets to use rubber rifles in training exercise today

October 19, 2010

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Kansas University’s Air Force ROTC program has a training exercise scheduled for this afternoon that will feature cadets in uniform, and with rubber rifles.

The exercise is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the marching band practice field on KU’s West Campus, which is west of the intersection of Crestline and Petefish drives.

Comments

Shardwurm 4 years, 2 months ago

Appropriate as the Air Force has no business with real weapons.

Leave that to the pros in the Army and Marines.

Brandon Devlin 4 years, 2 months ago

Hahahaha. . .you just made my Army blood proud. LOL

Brandon Devlin 4 years, 2 months ago

Appropriate enough that their "exercise" is on the practice parade field. LOL

CreatureComforts 4 years, 2 months ago

Yeah darn those missiles and bombs the USAF uses...

Kris Adair 4 years, 2 months ago

USAF Special Forces are the best combat search and rescue personnel on earth.

Pararescue Jumpers (PJs) have the most difficult training regiment of any special forces in the US military. Not only are they medical professionals, they train with ARMY airborne and SEAL teams for parachute and underwater operations.

If you get shot down behind enemy line and need someone to HALO jump to pick you up, Air Force Special forces are your best bet of getting out alive.

Also - Many Air Force security forces are serving 4 months on 4 months off in Afghanistan and Iraq. That means 3 tours every 2 years. These folks deserve the respect of everyone, ARMY, NAVY and Marines included.

DeltaWhiskey 4 years, 2 months ago

AMEN! Thanks kris_adair. Those are some special men!

Brandon Devlin 4 years, 2 months ago

Right. . .couldn't be that the Air Force for years vehemently resisted giving any control of "their" aircraft to an infantry element leader with boots and eyes on the ground. So the only available trade-off was to put a TAC on the ground with them.

Fast mover or green air? I'll take the Apache, thanks.

fu7il3 4 years, 2 months ago

Air Force Security Forces carry rifles. Their mission is base ground defense. They have also been seeing a lot of time in Iraq and Afghanistan as of late as rapid response teams and backfilling Army and Marine missions. Some also train with the Airborne and Rangers. They very much need real weapons, and are very much pros.

DillonBarnes 4 years, 2 months ago

Let's just hope they don't fire rubber bullets, those things hurt like hell!

beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

Not paper airplanes. When finished with the rubber rifles, they will run around with their arms sticking out making engine noises and going "ratta tat tat!" at each other.

Joe Hyde 4 years, 2 months ago

Rubber rifles? Well, I guess that's better than issuing them rifled rubbers.

DeltaWhiskey 4 years, 2 months ago

I have it under good authority that those toy rubber rifles were borrowed from the ARMY.

Hooah Boys.

beatrice 4 years, 2 months ago

Rubber rifles? I think I prefered the days of don't ask, don't tell.

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