Up, up and away!
From the LA Times:
Straining to find ground troops to maintain its force levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has begun deploying thousands of Air Force personnel to combat zones in new jobs as interrogators, prison sentries and gunners on supply trucks.Funny--doing crummy Army jobs doesn't seem to be mentioned at the Air Force enlistment web site ("We've been waiting for you"). Note to military-age youth--avoid ALL recruiters!
As part of the effort, more than 3,000 Air Force personnel are being assigned new roles. And they are being dispatched to combat zones for longer tours of duty — as much as 12 months rather than four.