Wednesday, April 10, 2013

American Vigilance Standing Down: Out of Gas and Out of Money

Since the end of WWII, the American military has never been forced to be unprepared to defend this nation. Not any more. Thanks to the glorious leadership now present in Washington, America is following the same script of collapse that saw the Soviet Union wither and die before our eyes under the guidance and leadership of America's truly last great president. Only this time around, it sn't a communist regime being bankrupted, it is America being bankrupted and you are going along for the ride.

The present interloper in chief has failed to produce a budget in four years and the budget he has submitted this week is packed full of more lies and more half truths to further his blood lust for seeing this nation murdered economically.

Believe what you wish. Hide your head in the sand if you choose. Watch you silly mindless reality television programs and worship your athletes to your heart's desire. In the end, you need do very little if anything to become property of the state. The end of our way of life is about to be brought to your doorstep. Socialism and communism are well known for providing curb service, so sit back and let Obama take you where you need to be taken. Only then will you realize the terror that is about to be visited upon you and your family. Only then will you realize how terrible things really are. Only then will you realize that it is too late.
An F-22 Raptor from 94th Fighter Squadron Langley Air Force Base, Va., performs an aerial demonstration for an estimated 180,000 spectators March 2 at the Australian International Airshow. The squadron will be grounded when it returns from a deployment in the Pacific that included a stop in South Korea.

Reduced flying hours forces grounding of 17 USAF combat air squadrons

 The Air Force will begin grounding combat air squadrons Tuesday in response to forced spending cuts that have eliminated more than 44,000 flying hours through September, according to internal documents obtained by Air Force Times.

The Air Force's budget for flying hours was reduced by $591 million for the remainder of fiscal 2013, making it impossible to keep all squadrons ready for combat, according to an April 5 memo signed by Maj. Gen. Charles Lyon, director of operations for Air Combat Command. The across-the board spending cuts, called sequestration, took effect March 1 when Congress failed to agree on a deficit-reduction plan.
Seventeen combat-coded squadrons will stand down effective Tuesday or upon their return from deployments, according to the documents. The Air Force will distribute 241,496 flying hours that are funded to squadrons that will be kept combat ready or at a reduced readiness level called “basic mission capable” for part or all of the remaining months in fiscal 2013, the documents said.
“Units will stand down on a rotating basis so our limited resources can be focused on fulfilling critical missions,” ACC Commander Gen. Mike Hostage said in a statement.
The grounding includes F-22s from the 1st Fighter Wing's 94th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The squadron is returning from a deployment to the Pacific where airmen participated in a high-profile exercise in South Korea.
Other squadrons to stand down when they return to the U.S. include F-16s from the 4th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, which is returning from a deployment in the Pacific; B-1B Lancers from the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.; and A-10s from the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
The other grounded units include B-52s from the 2nd and 5th Bomb Wings, F-15Es from the 336th, 492nd, 494th and 391s Fighter Squadrons; F-16s from the 77th Fighter Squadron, 555th Fighter Squadron, 18th Aggressor Squadron and the Thunderbirds; and A-10s from the 81st Fighter Squadron, which will close as a result of the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.


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