From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
Subject: Luke Air Force Base,
morning….welcome to the United
States of America ! Make
sure you read to the end, that's where it gets
AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being
surrounded by civilization that complains about
the noise from the base and its planes,
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
When that individual read the
response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have
stung quite a bit.
of the day for Luke Air Force Base:
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
Mervyn's early bird special?
response would be appreciated.
'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,
At 9 a. m. on June 15, his..
family and friends gathered at
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
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
The letter writer asks, 'Whom
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
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."Send 'em up,
Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.
got to be one of the greatest quotes of all
I thought this might make you smile.
overheard on the VHF Guard
frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to
Air Defense Site: 'Unknown aircraft you are in
Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'
Aircraft: 'This is a United
States aircraft. I am in Iraqi
Air Defense Site: 'You are in
Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our
airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'
Aircraft: 'This is a United
States Marine Corps FA-18
fighter. Send 'em up, I'll
Defense Site: (…. total
bless our troops. There is something about
a Marine that makes other countries listen to
phones SHOULD be answered!
MORNING, WELCOME TO THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA .
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'2' to disconnect until you learn to speak
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