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The U.S. Air Force as you know it no longer exists: beginning today, 17 combat units grounded
The Aviationist ^ | 4/9/13 | David Cenciotti

Posted on 04/09/2013 10:43:33 AM PDT by Nachum

According to internal documents obtained by Air Force Times, beginning on Apr. 9, 2013, the U.S. Air Force will begin grounding front line combat units as a consequence of sequestration and the need to deal with budget cuts.

Seventeen squadrons belonging to the various U.S. Air Force commands are going to be affected by the stand down order.

The grounding is aimed to save the 44,000 flying hours (worth 591 million USD) through September.

The funded 241,496 flying hours will be distributed to those squadrons that will remain combat ready or are expected to keep a reduced readiness level called “basic mission capable” until the end of the Fiscal Year 2013.

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KEYWORDS: air; airforce; bhodod; cicobama; defensespending; force; grounded; military; sequester; usaf; usafsequester; usmilitary
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Full title: The U.S. Air Force as you know it no longer exists: beginning today, 17 combat units grounded

Not sequestration: just castration

1 posted on 04/09/2013 10:43:33 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 04/09/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Food stamps and section 8 are still untouched though, right?


3 posted on 04/09/2013 10:45:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum

May as well send a strongly worded letter to the invaders inviting them to attack us at any time....


4 posted on 04/09/2013 10:46:15 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Nachum

Meanwhile we are arming jihadist that what to slit our throats in the middle east .


5 posted on 04/09/2013 10:47:16 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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End It In April!


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6 posted on 04/09/2013 10:48:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Nachum

but what about their commitment to diversity and sustainabilty?! That’s something we can all be proud of!


7 posted on 04/09/2013 10:51:23 AM PDT by wny
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To: SampleMan
Food stamps and section 8 are still untouched though, right?

They will be eliminated when the time for riots is right.

8 posted on 04/09/2013 10:51:39 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: Nachum

Communists empire destroying America. All hail King Obama


9 posted on 04/09/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Nachum

In before the “You all are fools for caring about this, we still have plenty of firepower” posts....


10 posted on 04/09/2013 10:52:00 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Nachum

Obama and his crew are carefully selecting the most obvious high profile things to cut, and blaming them on the sequester, which is only a cut in the rate of increase of spending.

What a treasonous jerk.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 10:53:08 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

Hey now we know where Egypt’s 250 million in aid came from.
0 said he was going to redistribute wealth and it is going from American pockets to jihadist pockets , from our military to their military. Someone tell me again how 0 isn’t a muslim . This isn’t even counting what they have been funneling in on the sly to other countries.

Kerry Announces $250 Million in U.S. Aid for Egypt
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/world/middleeast/kerry-announces-millions-in-us-aid-for-egypt.html?_r=0


12 posted on 04/09/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Nachum
This is why the Air Force has simulators.

Besides, those little fighter planes will kill you.

13 posted on 04/09/2013 10:54:47 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: null and void; SampleMan
"Food stamps and section 8 are still untouched though, right?"

Like a bunch of Air Force officers were ever going to vote for Obama?

14 posted on 04/09/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nachum

No wonder that air strike I keep calling in isn’t happening! Day-um.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 10:58:55 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

AF1 - $180,000.00 an hour.
Party time at the WH.
Obama and Biden vacations
Golf lessons.
Seperate planes for the Resident and the Beast.
The Liars daughters spring breaks. (I’m sure the SS that went with them should have been doing the tours).

He wants to destroy this nation. Weaken the military, destroy the economy. Create dependence on the Gov. Nothing could be clearer.


16 posted on 04/09/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

King Hussein is just doing what communists do best.


17 posted on 04/09/2013 11:01:04 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: SampleMan

Looks like 0bama is gutting our military while reinforcing foreign gov’t militarys. An international ‘Leveling of the playing field’.


18 posted on 04/09/2013 11:01:08 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Nachum

Go through the DOD employees and fire the bottom half. Take all the cooks, fire the bad half. Take all the generals, and fire the bad half. Take all the truck drivers, and fire the bad half. Half of DOD employees are there to make employment “fair”. Fire that half.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: mardi59

Bump!


20 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Nachum
I wonder if AF1 pilots and ground crews are affected? Naaaa...probably not.

FUBO

21 posted on 04/09/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: mardi59

“AF1 - $180,000.00 an hour.
Party time at the WH.
Obama and Biden vacations
Golf lessons.
Seperate planes for the Resident and the Beast.
The Liars daughters spring breaks. (I’m sure the SS that went with them should have been doing the tours).”

That could be a commercial:
“Who’s in your wallet?”


22 posted on 04/09/2013 11:07:16 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Looks like 0bama is gutting our military while reinforcing foreign gov’t militarys. An international ‘Leveling of the playing field’.

He's being a good little world socialist. Can't have a strong America ready willing and able to act unilaterally. Oh no, can't have that. hussein sees himself above it all, even America, he wants us weak enough that we cannot direct nor even significantly influence world affairs. He wants a "one world" we're all in one big miserable boat together outcome. Treasonous bast**d.

23 posted on 04/09/2013 11:07:18 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Stormdog

That could be a commercial:
“Who’s in your wallet?”

*******************’’

It would be funny to see a photo of Moochie raiding a pile of picked wallets and stolen purses.


24 posted on 04/09/2013 11:11:14 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Can MaObama and Mooshelle still be flown to lavish vacations at heavy taxpayer expense all aboard the Air Force One planes?

Inquiring Jay-Z and Beyonce minds want to know.


25 posted on 04/09/2013 11:16:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SampleMan

Even if food stamps weren’t touched, What about all the Russian helicopters Zero is buying for Afghanistan? He is all for anything that diminishes America. Anything, at any level. He has only three more years to completely ruin us, or mohammed won’t be happy with him.


26 posted on 04/09/2013 11:27:25 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Nachum

Yep! Cut the military so we can pay all those disability claims, food stamps, welfare, fuel oil, cell phones etc. What a country!


27 posted on 04/09/2013 11:33:49 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The same kind of crap any big city mayor pulls when he doesn’t get enough taxes: close the swimming pools, police stations and fire halls; leave the payola, union drones and gold plated benefits for the well-connected untouched.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SampleMan

hussein is pleased with the grounding as it furthers his agenda. However, once the benefits end, the revolt is on.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 11:41:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum

I’m assuming no drone flights have been cancelled.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 11:43:24 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: F15Eagle; All

They flew in the families (the willing ones) from Sandy Hook Elementary, to (testify) and be exploited today in the PR campaign against our Right to Keep and Bear Arms today in D.C. onboard AF1...


31 posted on 04/09/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Meanwhile, Obama’s abortion mills roll on, taking out thousands of children every day.


32 posted on 04/09/2013 11:45:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

All throughout my 28 years in the Air Force, never did I once, even through the disastrous Carter years, envision 17 squadrons grounded because of budgetary problems... especially as we face a possible ramping up to conflict in the Far East.

We are in a very different world now.


33 posted on 04/09/2013 12:00:13 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

“I wonder if AF1 pilots and ground crews are affected? Naaaa...probably not. FUBO”

Any bets that AF Executive Transport IS NOT facing any serious cuts??

What would our Democrat betters do without their free Air Force Exec Jets! Why, they might have to travel with the unwashed!


34 posted on 04/09/2013 12:04:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ScottinVA

Having been through the Clinton years, and taking the RIF in ‘96, I HAVE seen this before. They didn’t “Officially” ground them, but they didn’t have spares, and some flying was down to less than 3 hours, A MONTH, barely enough to maintain cert.

When Kosovo came, they were cannibalizing stateside aircraft to the bone, to keep the aircraft in Italy going. The rebuild line at Nellis actually stopped for weeks, (full pay, of course), due to lack of parts.


35 posted on 04/09/2013 12:08:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: billorites

In 1962 we still had a blue Link Trainer in our high school, along with some full size wooden props, and complete radial engines with, IIRC a cut-away cylinder. Course, we also had an armory and shooting range in the main building.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 12:20:35 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: tcrlaf

Send them all home.We have not used them for years.


37 posted on 04/09/2013 12:21:17 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: JDoutrider

Comment removed by commenter to prevent front door from being blasted down by Government agents at four a.m.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 12:26:47 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks for that.


40 posted on 04/09/2013 12:32:00 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

There goes the Air Farce!!!!!


41 posted on 04/09/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: Nachum

When Austin, TX is bombed, will we hear a ringing on the internet as the fiber optic cable melts?


42 posted on 04/09/2013 12:40:16 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Nachum

And yet the government’s top priority is the disarmament of the American citizen.


43 posted on 04/09/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: tcrlaf

I remember those years well (especially having been in ACC), and cannibalizing was certainly occurring, but 17 squadrons at a time takes this to a new level.


44 posted on 04/09/2013 12:50:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Nachum

If it is any consolation, we should still be able to whip Honduras or Haiti.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 12:56:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Nachum
But those WH Parties....they'll continue, right?

Another Exclusive Party at W.H.—at Taxpayer Expense

On Barack and Michelle Obama's schedule for today, this event is listed:

7:30PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks


46 posted on 04/09/2013 1:10:57 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lera
As you were saying....

Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force

Aside from throwing almost $700 million to a company owned by the Russian government at a time when Obama has taken a chainsaw to the United States military, subsidizing the Russian defense industry helps it develop more weapons that will be sold to America’s enemies.
47 posted on 04/09/2013 1:13:12 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Stormdog
“AF1 - $180,000.00 an hour. Party time at the WH. Obama and Biden vacations Golf lessons. Seperate planes for the Resident and the Beast. The Liars daughters spring breaks. (I’m sure the SS that went with them should have been doing the tours).”

Thatcould SHOULD be a commercial:
“Who’s in your wallet?”

There....fixed it.
48 posted on 04/09/2013 1:14:40 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Looks like 0bama is gutting our military while reinforcing foreign gov’t militarys. An international ‘Leveling of the playing field’.

Yes, but on the plus side, we have homos, lezzies & feminists in front line combat positions. I'm sure the Russians & jihadists are worried about tackling this dynamic trio!
....like as in NOT WORRIED!

Tell your straight kids.... DON'T go into the military and become fodder for the RAT bastard muzzlim commie pig-in-chief 0dumb0's obsession to have completely neutered the U.S. military.

49 posted on 04/09/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: null and void
"They will be eliminated when the time for riots is right."

Seen nodding heartily in approval. . .

50 posted on 04/09/2013 1:23:45 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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