For the fourth time in as many months, a Canadian UAV operating
in Afghanistan has either crashed or made a hard landing. The
record seems to validate concerns from both critics and experts
that conditions in Afghanistan are just too tough for the
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Emergency and Disaster
Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration held a joint educational open house on March 20, at
San Juan's Fernando Ribas Dominicci Airport's main terminal ramp.
An open invitation was issued to anyone on the island interested in
taking a tour of the USAFR's newest hurricane hunter aircraft - one
of three WC-130-J's of the 403rd Wing, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance
Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi
- and several hundred local residents responded by lining up as
early as 9am for the afternoon activity.
It was a vital tool for Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Now,
the Sikorsky VH-3A that was their Marine One has landed at its
final resting spot -- the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in
Simi Valley (CA).
Marine One will be displayed next to the retired Boeing 707 (SN
27000) that served as Air Force One for some 28 years. Both are on
a replica of the White House's South Lawn at the Reagan