Ponyville Equestria.6 Months later.
Things in Ponyville have been busy.Since the arrival of humans.The Joint Services Base(JSB-Ponyville.) had been set up.And so far about 300 ponies had enlisted for military service.Some would be trained by The Navy.Some in The Air Force,and some in The Marine Corps.Army recruits were also being trained by the human marines for the time being.Rarity was making all the uniforms.So much so.She had to hire some extra help to not only make the uniforms,which were all copied from The U.S. Military.Since the humans who were now in Equestria were Americans.And to still run her botiuqe It just made sense.It was a start.Twilight was busy in her own right.She had decided to start her own company."FRIENDSHIP DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES"Her motto was "We Help Defend Friendship."Since she had all those books on weapons systems that she borrowed from the libairy back at PAX-RIVER."The Shop" mercs had overdone it and put the books on the ship when they were planning on killing Twilight and her friends as part of the cover up.So she studied all the weapons systems that she knew she could make.Her first task by request of Princess Celestia,and Admiral Wineman,was to design modern warships for The Navy.As well as Radar and Sonar systems.Luckily she could get help from her human boyfriend Rear Admiral Gil Stewart.
Twilight,OK.So what is this type of ship called?
Gil,It's called a Battleship.Back in the day.They were the backbone of just about any major power naval fleet.This type we can power with some kind of magic.
Twilight,Hmmmm.Your right.And I think I know how to do it.Honey.Remember that Battering Ram Chrysilas tried to use on everypony during the battle?
Gil,How could I forget.That thing would have killed us all.If Sergeant Dobson hadn't stopped it.What brought that up babe?
Twilight,Well the crystal that was used for the warhead was a very powerful type.And I think we can use it to power all of Equestria's new naval vessels,but there is a problem.
Twilight,This perticular kind of crystal is tightly controlled,by order of Princess Celestia,for obvious reasons.
Gil,So.The Princess trusts you.Dosen't she?
Twilight,Yeah,but for this.I really have to give her good reason to aquire these crystals.Until then.These ships will have to be powered by coal.And I would have to design some kind of reactor for the crystals.
Gil,Well.I know she and Admiral Wineman are very close now.If we make the case together.(Holds Twilights forehooves)Then I'm sure we can convince Princess Celestia to give us access to the crystals.Hey.I believe in you.
Twilight,Thanks Gil.I'm really glad your my boyfriend.If you were a pony.You'd be called my special somepony.
Gil,Hey.I see no reason,I cant be called that.I mean I am now an Equestrian Citizen after all.
Twilight,You know what?You have a point.So anyway.Lets get back to work....(Looking coy)My Special Somepony.
Gil and Twilight kissed and set about designing ships.Meanwhile at Ponyville Joint Services Base (Ponyville-JSB)Captain Luke Thomas and Lieutenant Rainbow Dash were busy.Luke was not only working on getting the jet aircraft he brought back from The Canary Islands up and running.He was also training ponies who would be aircraft mechanics and ground crew.Teaching them on how to fix and maintain airplanes and helicopters.The helicopters he got running again.Luke had trained Cherry Berry.Who was already a good chopper pilot,but now she didn't have to use pedal power.When she learned about turbine engines.And she was now a Lieutenant in The Royal Equestrian Army.At the same time Lieutenant.Rainbow Dash.Who was also Luke"s Marefriend,was training new pilots for The Royal Equestrian Air Force,as well the Navy and Marine Corps.
The Hispana Aviacion 1112 (Messerschimdt ME-109)Fighters.Were now being built and were soon to be shipped to Ponyville.They would be offically designated The Firefly F-12 Unicorn.The Hispana 1111(Heinkel HE-111)Bomber.Offical Designation,Firefly B-11 Dragon The North American T-6 Texan.Also built by Firefly,would retain it's designation.And were already in Ponyville.The Cessna C-72s were also there.The OV-10 Bronco was being reproduced and built by Airhorse Aircraft Company in Las Pegasus.As was the Lockheed C-130.They also would retain their designation.The Helicopters,Bell Jet Ranger,HU-1 Iroqius(Huey) and AH-1 Cobra Gunship and Aerospatiale Puma were being built by The Dragonfly Helicopter Company in Vanhoover.The jets were being studied by pony engineers from all of Equestrias aircraft companies and would be built and ready within a year.Maybe less.
Luke was busy with a class of Aircraft Mechanics.
Luke,OK.Always remember.The most important part of any aircraft isn't the pilot.Or the engine,or the wings and tail.The most important part of any aircraft,is you.The Ground crew.Your job will be to make sure that these aircraft can fly.Anywhere.Anytime.In all kinds of weather.You must check the fulselage,the cockpit,the avionics,the weapons systems,the wings,the tail,the landing gear.And the engines.Without you.These aircraft.....Don't fly.Or they may crash.And pilots get killed.So check every part of your assigned aircraft.Once.Twice.Three times.Four times if you have to,until (Pointing a finger at the ponies)you are absolultly one hundred percent sure that the aircraft is airworthy.Last thing to remember.Pilots who will be flying these aircraft are counting on you to get them in the air.And to get them home......Any questions?
Fluttershy's brother Airpony 3rd Class.Zephyr Breeze who had actually enlisted in The Royal Equestrian Air Force to train as an aircraft mecahnic spoke.
Zephyr Breeze,Uh.Sir.How many times a day do we do maintanence on the aircraft?
Luke,Sometimes two or three times a day.Depending on how often the aircraft is flown.Also you'll need to do the pre-flight checks,before every flight.
Rainbow Dash was speaking to the Pilot/Officer Candidates.Some were Pegasi.Some were also Earth Pony.And some were Unicorn.Even General Walther was being trained.And he made it perfectly clear that while he was in training.His rank had no bearing.And he ordered Rainbow Dash to treat him like any other cadet,but when training was done for the day.His rank was still to be respected.
Rainbow Dash,Now remember everypony.Flying an airplane is all about,stick and rudder.Pitch and yaw.Always check around you.Check your instuments.Such as Alltitude.Fuel.Oil Pressure.Your Gyrocscope.Very important.Or you will be flying upside down,and not even know it.Not a good thing.And Wingmen,This is very important.Check you leaders six.Make sure no bandits sneak up on them.Your main job as a Royal Air Force flyer is to get home.....In one piece.OK everypony.Mount up in your T-6s.
The trainees mounted up in the trainer aircraft,and took off So far.All of them were especially the Pegasi were taking to operating an aircraft very well.
Meanwhile At the area where new Army and Marine Recriuts were being trained.Newly promoted Staff Sergeant William Carlye was giving the Marine and Army recruits a dressdown.That was his job.He was wearing his new Marine Corps D.I.hat,he ordered from Rarity.
SSgt Carlye,I AM STAFF SERGEANT CARLYE!!!YOUR SENIOR DRILL INSTRUCTOR!!!!FROM THIS POINT ON!!!!YOU WILL SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO!!!!!AND THE FIRST AND LAST WORDS OUTTA YOU FILTHY CUPCAKE EATIN HOLES WILL BE SIR!!!!!DO YOU WORTHLESS MAGGOTS UNDERSTAND????!!!!
SSgt Carlye,OUTFUCKING STANDING!!!!!THAT'S WHAT I WANNA HEAR!!!
Carlye instructed all the pony recruits to empty their saddlebags and place all personal items in a box on the right of every recruit.Then all the recruits went to the barber shop.And came out a few minutes later.With their manes shaved,very very short.Then the recriuts were marched to recieve their new Marine Issed Battle Dress Uniforms.And then were marched to receive their basic gear,including their newly issued M-2016 Bolt Action Rifles,with bayonet.Then off to the barracks.After they were in the barracks.
SSgt Carlye,OUTSTANDING!!!! YOU MAGGOTS LOOK LIKE FUCKIN MOVIE STARS!!!!NOW MY ORDERS FROM GENERAL WILLIAMS AND GENERAL SPARKLE ARE TO WEED OUT ALL NONHACKERS AND CRYBABIES WHO DON'T PACK THE STONES IT TAKES TO SERVE IN THE ARMY AND OUR NEW MARINE CORPS!!!!DO YOU MAGGOTS UNDERSTAND!!!!!!
Within the first week.About 10 recruits would drop out.They couldn't handle training.All in all It was a good week.Over the next sixteen weeks.The Army And Marine Recruits would learn how to march,eat,sleep shoot,walk,talk.Above all.They would learn other ideals,such as Honor,Duty,Comraderie,More than 75% of the recruits would graduate Basic Recruit Training.Including Airpony 3rd Class Zepher Breeze.He was now A Royal Equestrian Air Force Aircraft Mechanic.Applejack had enlisted in The Royal Equestrian Navy as an Officer.She was Commisioned at rank of Ensign.The graduating class was put into 4 groups.Army.Navy Air Force Marines.All the Princess were there as well as Danny,Shining Armor,Gil.General Walther was standing with his classmates.Admiral Wineman spoke,
Admiral Wineman,When you came here to Ponyville some months ago.You came here.You came here as civilians.Now you have been trained.Today you are now members of Equestria's Armed Forces.Some of you in The Royal Army.Some in The Royal Navy.Some In The Royal Air Force.And some in the newly formed Royal Marine Corps.All of Equestria is behind you.Some of you will get orders to new bases that are going to be built in this country.Until then.You will return to your hometowns and begin training local reserve milita units.Our kingdoms armed forces are in it's infancy,but with our reslove.We can defend this country.Serviceponies.I and all of Equestria salute you.