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Why do some people call the Air force the Chair Force?

When I was in the Air Force I never just sat in a chair.

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Hello 'Scared of nothing You know, I served 27 years in the Air Force and I never once heard anybody refer to themselves as being in the Chair Force. I toss out such belittling statements into the trash can. Every Air Force member is proud of the job that he or she does and was trained to do. People don't stand up all day marching from sun up to sun down. People do sit down during parts of their jobs! Every person in the Air Force has a valuable part in helping the Air Force fulfill its mission. The Air Force does not train people into a job that is unnecessary. Just don't listen to people who throw those 'buzz words' at you. Most of the time they do not know what they are talking about. A person's own integrity would not permit themselves to be lying down on the job. Thanks for the time you spend in the Air Force. I hope that you were able to use your skills in the civilian world. Best of luck and good health to you. Larry Smith SMSgt, USAF, (Ret.) First Sergeant
Sep 30, 2017
Air Force Chair Force
Sep 30, 2017
I first heard the term chair force about 6 years ago when I served on a joint services mission with Air Force nurses (I'm an Army nurse). I asked about the term's origin and was told the term came about because of all the services, the Air Force has the most sedentary jobs. I honestly do not know if that is the case. And the Air Force nurses I served with hardly sat around...they were as busy taking care of patients as us Army nurses.
Sep 30, 2017
because they know nothing about Air force operations I for one Found it very Pleasant living in a tent for the Duration Bombing up and servicing aircraft in Monsoon conditions and after finishing my trade tour then jumping into foxholes Filled with water to guard the perimeter Living off Ration packs and as for chairs 9 months before i sat in one except for sitting in a cockpit for a few Hours on the Flight Line and of course bombing up Aircraft in the dark without anything more than a torch that cause you to be attacked by a billion insects Yes sitting a any chair would have been a Luxury but then i am biased i spent 38 years in the Air force
Sep 30, 2017
Without Air Cover, any unit except special operations and insurgents are just sitting ducks, so air forces are important.
Sep 30, 2017

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