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July 30, 2009

Brothers Provide Support From Above

Both Flying For The Marines

Marine Corps Maj. Richard "Bart" Bartolomea says he feels at home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational environment."It's awesome," he said. "I brought the board games, but haven't had the chance to break them out yet."

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Air Guard Needs New Aircraft, Director Says

General Says The Entire System Needs To Be Recapitalized

One of the biggest challenges facing the Air National Guard today is replacing its fleet of aircraft that are approaching the end of their service lives, the Air Guard's director said here today. "A big problem we have in the Air National Guard is figuring out how to recapitalize our aging fleet."

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House Challenges President Obama, Passes Defense Appropriations Bill

Measure Contains Money For Two Programs That Have Drawn Veto Threats

The U.S. House Of Representatives Thursday passed a Defense Appropriations Bill 400-30 which contains four programs that President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have said are a waste of taxpayer money.

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Check Six…CAF’s Red Tail P-51 Is Back

CAF Debuts Red Tail P-51C After Major Restoration

The CAF (Commemorative Air Force) has spent 5 years restoring this P-51C after it was involved in a crash in which pilot Don Hinz was killed.  The airplane flew for the first time just five days before Oshkosh 2009.

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