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Re: Ford's $500 rebate for military, retirees need not apply
OK, I'll chime in. I retired last summer after 22 years in the Air Force. My friends (all Navy) tell me I successfully avoided military service by joining the AF. I don't mind; we all had choices when we signed up (including the ones offered military duty or jail!). I had fun. I know my quality of living was often better than many of my other service buddies. They know it too. We all get along. I wouldn't trade the Army, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard of the United States for anything--that's why we're free.
And CaptSkup is right--when you retire, you become a 3rd class citizen to the military (and the Air Force). The $500 rebate is NOT so Sgt Snuffy can afford a truck. It's so everyone who supports the military will say, "Look how patriotic Ford is. I think I'll buy one, too." It's advertising. I still get a 10% rebate at AutoZone for being retired. It makes me feel thanked. This part of the country has a few more military and military related folks than the rest of the US and just about every business gives a discount. From many of them, it's a plain and simple thank you, not even marketing, since they don't advertise other than a small sign by the register. I'm sure I had a point but it wandered away while I was typing. If you see it, let me know or send it back. Thanks to all who served and who are serving. Rebate or not.
2008 F-350 Lariat, CC, Short Bed, 6.4PSD
Gold on top, black on the bottom, camel on the inside