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August 21, 2004

Air Marshals Told To Suit Up For GOP Convention

An internal memo instructing federal air marshals to wear suits and ties while performing their duties during the same period in which the Republican convention will be taking place in New York has made the news.

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Aero-News Quote of the Day (08.21.04)

“As a career mobility pilot, I am convinced that the C-130 is one of the greatest aircraft ever built. The ‘Herc’ has earned its place in history through its enormous contributions to crisis response for 50 years. With our C-130 fleet and the dedicated active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircrews that fly them, we are a tremendous force multiplier in the global war on terrorism.” Source: Gen. John W. Handy, commander of U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command, commenting on the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the ubiquitous C-130 transport aircraft.

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