Luke AFB Fly By.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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.

    The complaint:
    '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.

    The response:

    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.

    USAF

    Snopes says it is true with some slight changes. I for one am glad this douche got put in his place. We have idiots like that around here. The build a $750,000 home across the street from a Quantico MCB Range complex then piss and moan about the noise. Not sure what the problem is. I personally get a little amped up when I hear machine gun fire and demo going off doesn't everyone?

    snopes.com: Luke Air Force Base Fly-By
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Luke AFB was the second assignment in my young AF career, I was there from 73-74. At that time, Phoenix was not a bastion of liberal turds...
     

  3. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    The Phoenix Metro area is still mostly conservative, but I suspect we all have liberal turds in our respective punchbowls these days.
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Didn't mean to offend at all. From what I've seen & heard from the Mayor of Phoenix - he's a prince of liberal turds so I suspect a bunch of the same elected him...
     
  5. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    No offense taken at all brother. The citizens of this state have made a few bad choices in the recent past. They are mostly conservative but elected Janet Napalitano. I was just making the point that we all have liberal turds that have been elected in all of our areas. Hell, our country tends to be more on the conservative side and The King of All Douches - BO, was elected President. We have a serious shortage of critical thinking in this country.
     
  6. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Screw the PUKES

    GOD Bless our TROOPS​
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    When I was stationed at Barksdale AFB, LA for the short time before going to Osan AB, South Korea in 2002.

    The B-52's do their standard flight pattern in the local area. Someone complainted to the local newspaper of B-52 noise flying over their house in Bossier City. Well, the Mayor of Bossier City was giving a speech to the public when B-52 coming flying over, he paused and waited then comment to the coward, "That sound stands for Freedom".

    I wish I could find the link, it was almost 7 or 8 years ago.
     
  8. Jynx

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    This happens alot to me also. Usually when I'm working with the horses. Not from Luke, but Williamsfield. They fly pretty low a few times a day doing whatever training exercises they have to do. I'm in a very rural part south Mesa (just about Gilbert actually, though the mailing address says otherwise), so its a good place for them to practice.

    Hurts my ears, and scares the **** out of the horses, but I don't complain. Some of the maneuvers they do are awesome, and I get to see them daily. How many people say they get to see that?

    Besides, Arrowhead is quite a ways more into North Phoenix. Luke is much farther west than that. I'm sure that this is the first time she has ever seen or heard them.

    Way to go, Col. Rosensteel :D
     
  9. 753X0

    753X0 New Member

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    Aww, screw those pieces of crap.
    A while ago they got their wish, they shut down Lowry AFB.

    That's not noise, that's the sound of freedom.​
     
  10. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    The city of Phoenix is turd-like & has been for quite some time. I remember when there used to be a little blue sign posted above the "Welcome To Phoenix" sign that said "PHOENIX-- THE BEST RUN CITY IN THE WORLD"

    Here is what Phoenix is good for:
    Phoenix Fairgrounds Crossroads Gunshow July 10 & 11
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I remember as a youngster hearing the noise of the sound barrier being broken. Sometimes I wish they could still do that over populated areas.
    When I was in Europe, they thought is was better to hear US jets than USSR bombers.
     
  12. Jeehs

    Jeehs New Member

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    Wake up call, If you hear it from a Mall your obviously A- Awake, or B- a Hobo sleeping outside. Either way it shouldn't bother you. I think some people just need something to B*&%# about.
     
  13. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Luke AFB brings a hell of a lot more money into AZ than the whiners do
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    For what its worth.


    Bring on da noise bring on da funk.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    Damn Dude, is That the Funkmaster?