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Feedback: Military's noise protects us all

I’d like to comment on the letter about the military noise. I am enlisted in the Navy and have been for the last four years and after a while you tend to get used to the noise a military aircraft makes as it flies over. It doesn’t matter where on the island you live. As for me I’m right by the taxi ways and every time a plane takes off it flies right over top of my house.

Yes, they can be very loud and all I can do is say to myself “there we go again.” We’re constantly on the move to protect and serve our country as great as it is and in all of its glory. I know that there aren’t too many people out there who can relate to what we go through every day and every minute of our lives in the military. If I wasn’t part of our great Navy here on Whidbey Island, I would never know what anyone went through in the military.

I come from a family whose members have served in various branches of the military and never knew how hard it was for them to leave and travel without their family. My dad served for 12 years in the Army National Guard reserves and I never knew why he had to drill on the weekends, until I joined and realized that he could have been recalled at anytime for anything.

I am really grateful that I have had the experience that he had. Without our military who would protect us? I’d like to thank everyone who is taking the time to support us in every operation that we are doing to get everyone trained to do the jobs that need to get done.

Jeneene Rogers

Oak Harbor

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