Who controls american carriers?

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The navy or the air force?
 

Tom Mattson

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The Navy. They control the airplanes on them, too.

The USAF controls land based aircraft and air based tactical/strategic nuclear weapons (TAC and SAC, respectively).
 

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Yah, US Navy.
 
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Smurf said:
The navy or the air force?
The Air force is weak... Carriers have a US Navy Captain who is under orders from a fleet Admiral, IIRC. Of course they are all eventually under orders of the CINC, cheifs of staff and congress.

http://www.navy.mil/palib/people/secnav/secnav030929a.gif
This guy also has a lot to do with the control of carriers.

Regards,
 
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That would be the Navy. The pilots are Navy pilots, not Air Force.
 
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Smurf said:
The navy or the air force?
You thinkin about a career in the US military? US Navy pilots have a good chance of becoming a NASA astronaut (although right now that might not look so appealing). A chance in a life time.

However, having racked up about 2 hours of simulation time I can tell you that landing on a carrier is not an easy thing to do.

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Is it just me or does that look like Donald Trump's right hand man George Ross?

http://www.theapprenticerules.com/images/george-ross.jpg
 
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dduardo said:
Is it just me or does that look like Donald Trump's right hand man George Ross?

http://www.theapprenticerules.com/images/george-ross.jpg
I don't see it....
 

dduardo

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I guess it's just me then
 

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Townsend said:
The Air force is weak... Carriers have a US Navy Captain who is under orders from a fleet Admiral, IIRC. Of course they are all eventually under orders of the CINC, cheifs of staff and congress.
But the Air Force has the B-2's.... hwo can you have those and be weak. Cost guards weak... army is weak... they dont have much cool stuff :D
 
we have nuke power! :biggrin: i love my job
 
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Townsend said:
You thinkin about a career in the US military?
That was a joke.. right? Come on townsend, you know me better than that.
 
what's wrong with the US military?
 
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1. It's a military
2. It belongs to the US.

(hense the name: US Military :biggrin: )
 
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Smurf said:
That was a joke.. right? Come on townsend, you know me better than that.
Yep, mostly....
 
Smurf said:
1. It's a military
2. It belongs to the US.

(hense the name: US Military :biggrin: )
what is wrong with either of those?
 
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Why don't you https://www.physicsforums.com/search.php?searchid=215730 [Broken]
 
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Pengwuino said:
But the Air Force has the B-2's.... hwo can you have those and be weak. Cost guards weak... army is weak... they dont have much cool stuff :D
Coast Guard, yes. Army NO! Bite your tongue. Black boxes and whiz bang gadgets do not make a force strong.
 

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FredGarvin said:
Coast Guard, yes. Army NO! Bite your tongue. Black boxes and whiz bang gadgets do not make a force strong.
pff, weeeeeak :D. Crazy army guys and there tanks. What tank ever had a chance against an F-15 :D
 

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Smurf said:
Why don't you https://www.physicsforums.com/search.php?searchid=215730 [Broken]
.... does this mean theres nothing wrong?
 
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Pengwuino said:
pff, weeeeeak :D. Crazy army guys and there tanks. What tank ever had a chance against an F-15 :D
As long as that F-15 left from a fortified air base with a paved runway and the pilot's have airconditioned quarters with hot food...
 

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FredGarvin said:
As long as that F-15 left from a fortified air base with a paved runway and the pilot's have airconditioned quarters with hot food...
And since they do, they rule :cool:
 

FredGarvin

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Nu-uh. Do not.
 

Pengwuino

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Do to! My mommy said so
 

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