Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
True Story.....)not checked on Snopes)
Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.
When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must Have stung quite a bit.
'Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:
Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special?
Any response would be appreciated.
Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-1 6s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.
At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured..
A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.
The letter writer asks, 'Who m do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.
Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.
How ALL phones SHOULD be answered!
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Please Press '1' for English.
'2' to disconnect until you learn to speak English
And remember only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ
And the American Soldier
One died for your soul,
The other for your freedom.
If you agree.......Keep it going
Saturday, February 7, 2009
WE WERE ASSURED THEY HAD THIS IN EVERY COLOR AND EVERY PART AND THERE WOULD BE NO PROBLEM. NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER WEEKS DELAY. THIS IS BEYOND WEIRD. IT'S SUCH A GREAT DEAL IF WE CAN EVER GET IT TO NT KEEP TRYING!
OH, PATIENCE WHERE ART THOU!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I posted a good response to Poopsie re: the Dell. I'm getting it at the same price offered at Christmas. Dell offered No apologies, accepted no responsibility, never said I'm sorry, offered NO Upgrades, no comp, no admission of the inconvenience etc. I will write about the fantastic visit with my Father in Plant City (FL), watching the super Bowl- 25 miles from it- LOL! It was beautiful!
So I'm getting a $1400.00 Dell Laptop, fully loaded at $444.00 because of their running a wrong ad. At least I made them honour that which they sure tried to get out of! It's not all about the money, we are having to bend over backwards in EMERGENCY MEDICINE to fall in line with the survey cards these Narcotics not so anonymous are filling out bashing us because we don't give them enough afternoon delights. (Vicodin, Oxycontin, Soma...pick a poison). So I have someone who contributes absolutely zero to the economy, grading and evaluating ME,on my performance during their visit!!!!!! And I can't get an apology from a Large Company that I have a paper trail a mile wide showing their mistakes, my efforts, etc.
Will write much more later!!
Poopsie- 10,000 hits a day--- Ha ha ha ha aha. I barely get 25! LOL> Boy I'll sure scare them!
I know what you meant though!
Thanks for writing!