July 2008

Aviation Interest

California Firefighting Commander: ‘Great job’ by Airmen

by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Wilkins
North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs

7/18/2008 – SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AFPN) — People in California noticed the job Airmen at McClellan Airfield performed in fighting California’s wildfires and could not stop telling the commander of U.S. Northern Command during his July 17 visit to Sacramento. “State leaders are stumbling over each other trying to thank you guys!” said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., the NORTHCOM commander, referring to the Airmen’s effort to contain wildfires borne of lightning strikes throughout California at the end of June.

Aviation Interest

California Firefighting Commander: ‘Great job’ by Airmen

by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Wilkins
North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs

7/18/2008 – SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AFPN) — People in California noticed the job Airmen at McClellan Airfield performed in fighting California’s wildfires and could not stop telling the commander of U.S. Northern Command during his July 17 visit to Sacramento. “State leaders are stumbling over each other trying to thank you guys!” said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., the NORTHCOM commander, referring to the Airmen’s effort to contain wildfires borne of lightning strikes throughout California at the end of June.

Aviation Interest

Air Force Trains for Disaster in Salinas, CA.

By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO
The Salinas Californian
July 15, 2008

About 140 members of the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard have set up a tent city at the Salinas Municipal Airport this week for disaster-response training. The goal is to improve how the military conducts humanitarian relief efforts, both domestically and abroad, said Col. Phil Miller of the Kentucky National Guard. The Salinas airport is one of five airfields in Central California where the military is conducting simultaneous training exercises, Miller said.

Aviation Interest

Air Force Trains for Disaster in Salinas, CA.

By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO
The Salinas Californian
July 15, 2008

About 140 members of the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard have set up a tent city at the Salinas Municipal Airport this week for disaster-response training. The goal is to improve how the military conducts humanitarian relief efforts, both domestically and abroad, said Col. Phil Miller of the Kentucky National Guard. The Salinas airport is one of five airfields in Central California where the military is conducting simultaneous training exercises, Miller said.

California Airports

Watsonville Pilots Association Back in Court – They Need Our Help!

2 JULY 2008
STATE-WIDE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR AIRPORT PROTECTION

The Watsonville Pilots Association (WPA), the Friends of Buena Vista (FOBV), and the local Sierra Club were successful in litigation against the City of Watsonville, CA. The Superior Court ruled that the City is in violation of State Aeronautics Law and certain California Environmental Qualities Act (CEQA) provisions. Since the City?s general plan update was predicated on a council resolution inconsistent with airport land use planning precepts, the court ruled that the general plan and its made-to-fit Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are to be rescinded.