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World traveling Administration leaves terminally-ill veteran stranded
The Tribune Papers ^ | March 29, 2013 | Roger McCredie

Posted on 04/01/2013 11:02:16 PM PDT by sloop

Air Force says Sequester budget cuts prohibit military transport

[Asheville, NC] A private aircraft climbed into a cloudless Good Friday sky, bound for the nation’s capital. Its mission: to fetch a local veteran back to spend his final days near his family.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: sequester; vac
100% disabled due to his service on his death bed and wants to die near his home among family and friends
1 posted on 04/01/2013 11:02:17 PM PDT by sloop
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Air Force says Sequester budget cuts prohibit military transport

And yet there is still enough money to haul the Obama's @$$es all over kingdom come.

2 posted on 04/01/2013 11:07:13 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

and snail sex research


3 posted on 04/01/2013 11:14:08 PM PDT by sloop (don't touch my junk)
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... and five or six vacations every month by the let them eat cake crowd.

Justice will be delivered by the Lord, in His time.

4 posted on 04/02/2013 1:07:16 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: sloop

There’s a lot of questions about this article. Would the AF really have scheduled a flight to move him to Ashville? If so, that’s news to me. Would they have given him a seat ‘space available’ if a flight was going to Ashville? Probably. But how often does the AF fly from Andrews AFB to Ashville? Virtually never as far as I would expect since there’s no base nearby. Please correct me on what I’m missing here.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 3:08:02 AM PDT by Portcall24
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The Air Force doesn’t fly former members around, unless you put yourself onto the Space A status, and you could be sitting there for two or three weeks....waiting for a ride. Anyone who depends on these ‘free rides’ is just a cheap guy who doesn’t want to pull money out of their own pocket. And no, you don’t get to advance to the top of the space A list because of some terminal disease, if you are retired (active duty, it might be a different story).


6 posted on 04/02/2013 3:57:42 AM PDT by pepsionice
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Thanks. That was my opinion as well. I hate to see folks hang stuff on sequestration that isn’t true because the Administration is doing enough to make life miserable for which they should be called out.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 4:04:40 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: sloop

This is how it works from the federal government all the way down to city councils. When they want to raise taxes or need to cut spending, make it as painful as possible for the public while spending like royalty.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 4:49:47 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery)
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To: Portcall24

The Air Force does a lot of low level training in the area. We are about an hour west of Asheville and occasionally have C-130 & CH-53 aircraft night flying up the valley about the level of our house or a little bit higher.

If he had a clearing big enough near his home, I’d have been glad to drop him off... Of course, they’d probably yanked my wings immediately thereafter!


9 posted on 04/02/2013 4:57:50 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Slyfox

And enough money to send his kids on Spring Break.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 5:05:08 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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This is how it works from the federal government all the way down to city councils. When they want to raise taxes or need to cut spending, make it as painful as possible for the public while spending like royalty.

Bingo. The government always sticks it to the public.

11 posted on 04/02/2013 5:19:53 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: sloop

After a former boyhood “friend”, who is also retired military, when on a rant about how great liberalism is, I told him that it is apparent that this regime hates the military and retired pay and benefits will soon be the next to go. He is no longer a “friend”. Funny how libs can’t face facts.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 5:35:57 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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I have news for you, that guy was never a “friend”.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:40:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: sloop

Obozo and his rat pals will stoop to absolutely any depth.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:31:23 AM PDT by Richard Brandon Abroad (Hey people, it's different over here. Different people, money ... and news.)
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I’d have to agree, and I certainly don’t miss his moronic philosophy.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 2:20:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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“”The patient is retired Master Sergeant Michael Dishon, a 20-year Air Force veteran who was recently medevaced from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the army’s largest hospital outside the U.S. proper, to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington””

Can anyone tell from the article why he was at the medical center in Germany? I sure didn’t see anything.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 5:34:16 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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