Unlike other branches of the Military, the Air Force needs to be coddled and nurtured. The lack of carpet on a barracks room floor with send the average Airman into state to where he/she has to cope by succumbing to a fetal position, crying himself/herself to sleep. Not to worry, for they are paid an extra allowance for after living under such “harsh conditions” whenever they have to mingle with other branches of the Military.
The Air Force can also be defined by their Physical Readiness. Where most branches conduct PT (Physical Training) through a series of running, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, eight count body builders, etc, the Air Force simply have to ride a bicycle in order to prove their readiness for military standards. Correction; Air Force military standards.
An interesting trait about the Air Force is their lack of vocal processing. While other branches of the military sing cadence while they march, the Air Force does otherwise. Due to a default that could possibly be blamed on memory, coordination, and lack of style, the Air Force can only march to the singular sound of the word “Hut”.
Because the Air Force is “special”, they disregard all other branches of the DOD, especially to another member of the service that outranks them. This can include the colors ceremony…the raising and lowering of our nations flag. Where the other branches of the military stand and salute Old Glory, the Air Force is allowed to casually conduct their business and pay no mind to the National Anthem that is played over a loud speaker.
The Air Force, unlike other branches, is allowed to move their families to their duty stations abroad. This allows them the comfort and stability to defend the nation. How other branches of the military go without this is still a mystery and under investigation. But, fret not, for these young Airmen and Sergeants families. They will have carpet, I assure you.
Guy 2: "You probably should have joined the Military instead."
Example 2. If you told Navy personnel to "secure a building," they would turn off the lights and lock the doors. The Armywould occupy the building so no one could enter. Marines would assault the building, capture it, and defend it with suppressive fire and close combat, leveling it in the process. The Air Force, on the other hand, would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy.
2. The most destructive fighting force on the face of the planet. (You won't see a marine dropping a nuke).
3. The branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with the finest looking women in all of the DoD. >_O
4. The only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with a future in space.
Many "soldiers" who look down upon the Air Force do not realize that there are many fighting members of the Air Force that are not Officers. While most of the enlisted force has noncombat duties, there are many career fields that place enlisted men in the field.
Combat Control and TAC-P are Special Forces that enter combat zones to fight alongside marines and soldiers and call in air strikes. PJs (Pararescue Jumpers) are the tip of our Special Forces, they jump into extreme combat situations to rescue Marines, SEALs, and Rangers. They have received some of the highest awards in the service, such as the Medal of Honor.
Even Security Forces (MPs for the Air Force) now have extended training on convoys and urban warfare since the war on terrorism started. Security Forces now performs convoys in Iraq and Afganistan, and conducts sweeps throughout Iraqi cities near Air Bases. The 820th Combat Security Forces Squadron were some of the first servicemen to jump into Iraq along side of the 82nd Airborne. Select Security Forces personnel also attend Phoenix Raven (advanced hand to hand combat) Training, as well as Army Ranger school
While most of the Air Force are slackers, there are a select few that are true soldiers. You will see them wearing berets and flight suits.