If you want something that’s going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can’t beat a place like the Air Force. I don’t mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it’s been a lot of fun.
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you’re going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
Michael P. Anderson
“In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.”
His army incomparably holds, after long years, the abiding love of its surviving veterans. Who marched with it, fought with it, took part in its victories and defeats, shared its sufferings and joys; shall [never] be deaf when its deeds are sung, [nor] mute when rung out its plaudits!
Brig. Gen. G Moxley Sorrell, “Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer”, 1905 M
If your attack is going too well, you have walked into an ambush.
I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.
What all the wise men promised has not happened and what all the dammed fools said would happen has come to pass.
Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.