Air Reserve wing to be transferred from Minnesota

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 4, 2012 - 6:26 PM

The eight C-130 cargo planes will leave as part of an overall Pentagon cost-cutting measure.

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themrniceguyFeb. 4, 12 5:34 PM

This is great news! Now they can't watch movies all weekend and collect my tax dollars for doing nothing.

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hobie2Feb. 4, 12 5:50 PM

Before, when the National Guard was actually a state militia that stayed in the US, this might have been news. Now (after "Perpich vs US") the National Guard is just another arm of the Federal military with an old name. The DOD just moved some planes... They want to save money? Be honest: cut overhead and get rid of the National Guard name and admin and make them Army.

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fkieferFeb. 4, 12 7:10 PM

The part most Don't get is America gets more Bang for the Bucks with Reserve and Guard units its cheaper than Having Troops Full Time. and as for themrniceguys Post go see what they do on Drill weekend if there Watching Movies it has somthing to do with Training.these units have benn Deployed a number of times since 2001

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jncnelsonFeb. 4, 12 7:21 PM

hey mr niceguy right now theirs a lot of parents and spouses that have kin watching those movies. what to join them, their in AFGAN

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AirForceGuyFeb. 4, 12 8:06 PM

...I have Netflix at home to do that.

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drillforoilFeb. 4, 12 8:07 PM

Hey Dayton.......fight for jobs. Don't let this happen to these brave men and women. I salute all of you there and pray for they don't get cut.

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themrniceguyFeb. 4, 12 8:29 PM

The story is about the air reserve and yes, in fact they do nothing but busy work and paper shuffling. I don't call the air reserve working on a plane once a year a good use of my tax dollars. I wouldn't call the movies you find at red box training videos ether, Learn the facts and what really goes on. Then we can talk....

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ollylarsonFeb. 4, 12 8:49 PM

Hey mrniceguy. I take great umbrage with your snide remarks. I flew with the Flying Vikings for 15 years. We flew combat missions into Sarajevo in the early 1990s in support of Provide Promise. We brought in food, medicine, supplies and hope for a troubled land. After 9-11, when the active duty Air Force wasn't ready for war, we deployed to the Iraqi theatre in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Flying Vikings are deployed right now. Most of the flyers in the Flying Vikings have over 100 combat missions each in support of the efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere. These brave men and women fought for our country and now the squadron they love is being dismantled for budgetary reasons, show some respect.

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falcon1674Feb. 4, 12 9:04 PM

themrniceguy - The story is about the air reserve and yes, in fact they do nothing but busy work and paper shuffling. I don't call the air reserve working on a plane once a year a good use of my tax dollars. I wouldn't call the movies you find at red box training videos ether, Learn the facts and what really goes on. Then we can talk.... -------------------- You're obviously completely clueless when it comes to the role of both the 934th and the 133rd in the fight on terror. Both have been heavily involved.

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evenmorejustFeb. 4, 12 9:37 PM

ollylarson - you do not fly a combat mission when you do not have guns on your planes! C-130s are support planes unless they are armed like they were in Vietnam. You may fly into combat zones but so what? Those are military planes are they are supposed to! If the State of MN politicians were smart (they are not) they would organize the State Defense Force, which cannot be deployed overseas.

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