Just one Air Force vet's opinion: Carl Prine's news story “Air shows' link to military recruitment iffy” was a very negative “hatchet” piece on air shows and military demonstration teams in general. It's important to show the American taxpayers that we have exceptional military capability and members. What better way to instill American pride than to see actual precision demonstrations?
Speaking of precision, the Blue Angels were not flying at Mach 1, which is the speed of sound.
The related stories “Military participation means more spectators, more money” and “Region's recruitment dipped in most show years” were more liberal sociologist babble. Is the Trib trying to make us feel bad about the military and our country?
Just to counter these stories' point, we will still have to pay military members, buy equipment, and service and replace aircraft. We are an exceptional nation with exceptional people. Let's not apologize for showing it off. In fact, let's stop apologizing altogether.
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