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No, service people don’t get enough | Letter


Reading the letters in Saturdays edition of the Whidbey News-Times, I saw Maryon Attwood’s letter of righteous indignation of a flight demonstration for a family day cruise on the USS Nimitz.

I am taking a leap here and guessing that, other than trying to close the base, Ms. Attwood doesn’t interact with the Navy or its flying.

Whenever a “demonstration” is performed, for either the general public or family members and friends on a day cruise, the maneuvers that are performed by the different aircraft are the same maneuvers they would use in a tactical situation.

Therefore, those brave aviators were actually training, except this time they had an appreciative audience, their families and friends whom they sometimes don’t get to see for nine or 10 months while on deployment plus workups.

So, I guess the answer to your question is, “No they don’t get enough,” and people like you don’t really help the situation either.

Michael Van Voorst

Oak Harbo


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