Reply to "The Air Force is arming pilots..."

I am glad the aircrew are taking the training seriously. 

I spent the second half of my military career as a CATM instructor in a Security Police Unit in the Air National Guard. (CATM stands for "Combat Arms Training and Maintenance") 

About 1999 or so I had to conduct familiarization training on the M9 pistol for a bunch of pilots from the Fighter Wing. There were a few of them that were actually paying attention, and the other three quarters were the most ill mannered, arrogant, irritating group of students I've ever had in (now) almost 37 years of instructing . . . what a bunch of clowns.

 I thought about making an issue of it and filing a complaint with the Wing Commander. I like battles like that. They can provide great humor. But I did not because I knew I was going to retire in April of 2000 and I reluctantly concluded that it wasn't a battle worth fighting. 

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