you are right on devildog... remember the F/A-18 was supposed to replace the A-6 with a fraction of the leg. Then the F-14 and F-4; and now the prowler. The aircraft has to re-fuel too often. Crazy! I remember when I was an E-4... we would not have survived if not for the commissaries and housing. It seems bizaar that people have no idea how low paid the enlisted person receives. Now this Senator wants us to pay more for our health care? We were promised free healthcare for life... It should be against the law?