lean, mean figthing machine….

September 24, 2010

NOPE, not today. I’m on the Langley AF Base in Langley, VA and it is beautiful. While I’ve never been in the service, I’m proud to see all the fighter planes on stands honoring our fighting men from wars gone by. [sorry no cameras were allowed by outsiders on base]. Proud that this is home to the 1st Fighter group and the 192nd fighter group. It says a lot about all the men and women that have gone before to protect us, fighting in the air for our freedom. However, it must make many of these here sick to see the ‘shape’ the country is in with regards to preserving the American way of life.

Only my opinion: IF the people I see around me taking physical tests are the current fighting machine we will take to battle, we are in very poor shape! Everyone had better buy a gun, lots of ammo and learn how to use it. I see 1 in 20 being not in any kind of shape to run after bad guys, kneel down behind a wall to shoot a weapon, or even climb into a Jeep. Granted this is the Air Force….not the Army or Marines, but these are a sad group of ‘soldiers’. And many of them I’m told may be office personnel. Yet, as I was told by an officer, this is the ‘shape’ of the new Armed Services. Not the cream of the crop but these are volunteering for service and we’re taking them and they are doing their best to be ready to protect our way of life.

So I thank you for the work you do, that you lay down you’re life everyday and for the lives you’ve sacrificed.

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