Skip to comments.US Air Force creates two squadrons to support Obama's re-election campaign tour
Posted on 03/11/2012 8:55:06 AM PDT by pabianice
The United States Air Force has established two new aircraft squadrons to support the Presidential travel needs during the campaign season.
The 305th and 306th Expeditionary Airlift Squadrons were activated as subordinate units of the 89th Airlift Wing on December 1.
The 305th will operate out of New Castle, DE, with 5 C-130H medium lift transport aircraft, 8 full sets of aircrew, 60 maintenance personnel, and 12 operations personnel are assigned.
The 306th will operate out of Andrews AFB, with 4 C-17 heavy lift transports, 7 full aircrew, 60 maintenance personnel, and 10 operations personnel will be assigned.
Operations for the two squadrons are to commence in April, and will run through the election. The aircraft and personnel will be released back to their original units after Nov. 2.
See press release:
send the DNC and zero’s campaign a bill for all the aircraft, people and fuel. This is Bull$#!+!!!!!
Here’s a cutback in vast military spending we can support!!
Is this done for every president in a re-election bid, or just this one?
Is this typical? Anybody know if past presidents running for reelection have had their own AF squadrons?
Just this one. I don’t recall prior presidents needing anything beyond AF1 (and typical support units which includes a transport for the limo, security, etc). It basically looks like Obama is multiplying the usual logistics by three.
America is becoming more and more like the old Soviet Union every day.
One red cent spent on the current POS President's re-election campaign would be a waste of taxpayer funds.
Definitely should be paid out-of-pocket by the Kenyan Re-election Campaign Committee.
Wonder why he feels the need for all this protection?
KEEERIST, is this an election or a war?????
” . . ., is this an election or a war?????”
This is a WAR, against the U.S.A. as presently constituted and governed through its Constitution.
The bastard already has the bully pulpit. There is ZERO excuse for him to leave the Whitehouse to campaign.
We could come out cheaper as tax payers, if someone would just figure out how much money bozo is going to raise for the Democrats and just cut them a check, instead of wasting all this fuel, manpower, and tying up businesses and traffic in all the states he is going to.
Our election process is seriously broken and in need of reform and major restrictions on this type of abuse.
More for Dems than Republicans.
My old Reserve unit at Andrews, 756 ARW and its B Model C-141s were run ragged by Clinton & company during his re-election bid. Moving the Secret Service and many, many limos (2 per aircraft) across the US.
One day we went through 3 C-141s before getting a Banner Mission off the ground. Mostly due to last minute add ons and maintenance problems.
Great for budgeting. Lousy for the troops.
The 2012 election will NOT be about the economy. We will be in a war situation and Romney has no foreign or military history. Obama would lose to Romney over the economy, but he is preparing his reputation as the killer of Bin Laden etc. etc. as a military strongman.
Isn’t it obvious? Romney should get Bolton and some military figures on his team. Perhaps as a Veep candidate.
How about Romney just realize he’s in over his head (and there’s barely anyone who wants to vote for him) and resign from the race.
Seriously, he’s the same but, different candidate.
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