He was right. When I my Army duties had me on some Air Force base in my travels, I saw they had better chow and stuff. The typical Air Force base was built like this:
1. Build the flight line for the air craft to fly on
2. Build the mess hall
3. Build the golf course
4. Then ask for more money to build the rest.
The US Air Force spends more on one fighter plane than the US Army and the US Marine spend on all of their small arms combined.
Aim High Dad, and thinks for teaching me stuff.
Now back to watching the wind blow the fire around....