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Get Rid of Air Force RODEO

In the Air Force we have this event called a RODEO it's a week long to showcase how fast teams from various bases can complete various activities. The main focus is how fast pilots can take off, land and perform different maneuvers. They say "this competition focuses on improving our worldwide air mobility forces' professional core abilities." They also claim it's for morale. Not everyone gets to compete, they take small... more »

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Get rid of AMC Rodeo

AMC Rodeo is an international airlift competition that takes place every other year at McChord AFB, WA. On paper, the event probably costs $1-2 million. In reality, it's probably closer to a half billion. Mobility aircrews from each AMC base spend 4-6 months doing nothing but practicing--going tdy, practicing short field landings and aerial refueling. AF brass will say "great, more training for our crews". Wrong.... more »

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