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1 minute ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Understand that!  But I guarantee we’re not the only people poking fun with them, just like we do with all the other services.

 

Oh, I know.  There is a huge whiteboard in my "cubicle farm" that has a running list of "suggestions" for what to call the service members.  "Space Man First Class" won't cut it.  It was supposed to be a serious inquiry because the brass is truly stumped, but there isn't a serious suggestion on there.

 

The plans to incorporate National Guard and Reserve elements into the Space Force are several years away.  Currently the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units that are space organizations have a TACON relationship to the USSF.  Eventually they will be USSF Reserve and USSF National Guard.

 

In my weekend job I work Army space operations.  They are exploring whether our service will retain us or whether we should transition to USSF.  Given that I am qualified in two MOSs, I will not be making the transition for various reasons I won't post here.  

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17 minutes ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

In my weekend job I work Army space operations.  They are exploring whether our service will retain us or whether we should transition to USSF.  Given that I am qualified in two MOSs, I will not be making the transition for various reasons I won't post here.  

Good for you!

 

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10 hours ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

in Salsalido near the ........ oh! Starfleet Academy .........

 

 

 

:blush:

 

 

It's Sausalito 

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1 hour ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

In my weekend job I work Army space operations.  They are exploring whether our service will retain us or whether we should transition to USSF.  Given that I am qualified in two MOSs, I will not be making the transition for various reasons I won't post here.  

Guaranteed that will happen. I reckon anything above the ionosphere will be a Space Force responsibility.

 

 I’m still aggravated from the Air Force taking the army’s Caribou away in 67. :angry:

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15 hours ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:

Concept

 

https://i.redd.it/6laff6fbmp441.png

Where is that big black helmet, with face plate, that a General gets? 

 

You're my Son , Luke.

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1 hour ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

There is a huge whiteboard in my "cubicle farm" that has a running list of "suggestions" for what to call the service members.  "Space Man First Class" won't cut it.

 

"Spacer" wouldn't cut it, either.  

Given the scope of the responsibilities a rating system as is used in the Navy makes the most sense, since most of the USSF will be dealing with technical analysis.  Or some combination of rating for junior enlisted and then going to the more conventional rank structure for senior enlisted and officers.

Which still doesn't address what the equivalent of seaman, airman, soldier, or Marine should be.  I saw online some suggestions such as "Technician" or "Crewman."    Neither term seeming to inspire esprit de corps.

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1 hour ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

 

Oh, I know.  There is a huge whiteboard in my "cubicle farm" that has a running list of "suggestions" for what to call the service members.  "Space Man First Class" won't cut it.  It was supposed to be a serious inquiry because the brass is truly stumped, but there isn't a serious suggestion on there.

They should have anticipated that.:lol:

And do you have sufficient Space in your cubicle farm?

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1 hour ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Guaranteed that will happen. I reckon anything above the ionosphere will be a Space Force responsibility.

 

 

 

 

Yes, but I'm key developmentally qualified as an MP, having done my battalion command in an MP unit.  If they force the space people to the USSF Reserves, I will flip-flop my primary and secondary MOS, and stay in the MP world.  I'll explain why over private messaging, but not publicly.  

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1 hour ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

 

And do you have sufficient Space in your cubicle farm?

 

It's funny you mention that.  Last year, as the whole space thing came to the forefront (which was recommended by a SECDEF report issued in 1998!!!!) we began expanding our operations.  That included hiring new people.  We haven't reached it yet as we continue to grow, but we figure our office alone will quadruple from what it was last year.  As a result, the Air Force (we weren't under USSF yet) spent a ton of money to make our cubicles SMALLER.  They are now the absolute minimum size that OSHA allows for full-time employees.  

 

So, no, this Space Force civilian contractor doesn't have enough space.  

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9 hours ago, Major Crimes said:

We have our first rocket prototype ready.

 

 

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Where's the beer cooler?

 

We both know that Aussies aren't going anywhere without beer.

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1 hour ago, Capt. R. Hugh Kidnme said:

Where is that big black helmet, with face plate, that a General gets? 

 

You're my Son , Luke.

I like it! I like it!  I filled out a preliminary form online.  Even though I put down my actual date of birth (1942), I actually got an email from an Air Force SSgt recruiter near me!  I had to reply that I am about 51 years too late, and with Type II diabetes, and a few other things, I don't think they would want me.  Oh, I could probably control satellites...or sweep or mop the floors.  There is an AF base near me, and part of it has some huge "golf balls" that do something with satellites (or they used to some years back when I took a tour).  Given the proposed officer's rank, I don't think I'd like being called Lieutenant (O-3) again, but I never rose to O-6 (proposed as captain instead of colonel).  All I know about "space cadets" is that about 66 of the most recent USAFA graduates went Space Force.  :FlagAm:

Stay well, Pards!

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2 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

"Spacer" wouldn't cut it, either.  

Given the scope of the responsibilities a rating system as is used in the Navy makes the most sense, since most of the USSF will be dealing with technical analysis.  Or some combination of rating for junior enlisted and then going to the more conventional rank structure for senior enlisted and officers.

Which still doesn't address what the equivalent of seaman, airman, soldier, or Marine should be.  I saw online some suggestions such as "Technician" or "Crewman."    Neither term seeming to inspire esprit de corps.

Space Rangers!

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Seeing as how this “force” will not actually go into space I think Specialist ranks below E5 would be appropriate and Air Force or Navy tank for non coms and officers. Except for the Airman rank, the Air Force stick with their army grades when they organized in ‘48.

 

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19 hours ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:

Concept

 

https://i.redd.it/6laff6fbmp441.png

Somebody has been reading too much Sci-Fi.

 

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18 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

Somebody has been reading too much Sci-Fi.

 

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Approved by the duchess. 

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2 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:



Approved by the duchess. 

Only because she doesn't like the Grayson neckties.

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33 minutes ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:

Name for Space Force service men and women:

 

Astroneers

 

With a modification of this

 

as the hymn for their service?

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1 minute ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

Only because she doesn't like the Grayson neckties.

 

 

But she's working on it.

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4 hours ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

Where's the beer cooler?

 

We both know that Aussies aren't going anywhere without beer.

 

We got that covered.

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2 minutes ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 

 

 ...... thankyou sir ....... I sit here corrected :blush:

Salty pico sez I. ;)

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1 hour ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 

 

 ...... thankyou sir ....... I sit here corrected :blush:

 

1 hour ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Salty pico sez I. ;)


It is a quaint little snobbish, elitist place.
 

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1 minute ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 


It is a quaint little snobbish, elitist place.
 

Been to a few of those. Every state has em.

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2 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Been to a few of those. Every state has em.

 

We call ours "Berkley on the Brazos"

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10 hours ago, Cyrus Cassidy #45437 said:

 

Oh, I know.  There is a huge whiteboard in my "cubicle farm" that has a running list of "suggestions" for what to call the service members.  "Space Man First Class" won't cut it.  It was supposed to be a serious inquiry because the brass is truly stumped, but there isn't a serious suggestion on there.

 

The plans to incorporate National Guard and Reserve elements into the Space Force are several years away.  Currently the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units that are space organizations have a TACON relationship to the USSF.  Eventually they will be USSF Reserve and USSF National Guard.

 

In my weekend job I work Army space operations.  They are exploring whether our service will retain us or whether we should transition to USSF.  Given that I am qualified in two MOSs, I will not be making the transition for various reasons I won't post here.  

USSF service members should be Galaxions. You will thank me later. Maybe in another dimension.

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1 hour ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Been to a few of those. Every state has em.

 

These look down on the bob tons and other glitterati of San Francisco.  Loudly.  

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