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Those who have written in disgust to “The War Room” (article, Oct. 27) have no right to be offended or to be so offensive in response.

No airman at Creech would ever contend that he or she has it tougher than anyone in combat downrange. To say that we experience no hardships, however, would be a lie. We just want to get our story out, let people know what we go through, same as you would if someone wrote an article about your job.

Coming home to a family a few hours after killing an enemy or witnessing the enemy kill one of our own isn’t easy. It may not be as hard as something you’ve gone through, but that’s not for you to judge.

I can sympathize with all the points made in the article, as I have experienced them myself. It certainly overdramatized certain points, but I can attest to its accuracy.

However, nowhere in the article did it say we have the toughest job in the military, or that no one else has it worse. It’s not the toughest thing I’ve ever done, but there’s nothing easy about it either.

Bottom line: I and every airman at Creech have the utmost respect for all those in combat downrange and everything they go through. That’s why we bring our A-game every day. However, you have no right to be offensive toward my profession, the job I do, or the airmen I work with simply because you’ve got it worse.

Capt. Troy BagleyCreech Air Force Base, Nev.


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