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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Bush Going to Colorado Springs to Track Rita

President George Bush is expected to arrive soon in Colorado Springs to track Hurricane Rita as it heads toward the Gulf Coast. Perterson AFB, in Colorado Springs, is home to Northern Command, responsible for keeping track of events on the North American Continent. Nearby Cheyenne Mountain AFB is home to NORAD, and data links to all military and many civilian locations throughout North America. Colorado Springs makes an ideal place to keep track of the movement of Rita, and to assess the damage caused by the hurricane as it tracks across the Gulf Coast.

This is not the first time President Bush has journeyed to Colorado Springs. He visited nearby Fort Carson, the new home of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, to welcome the troops back from Iraq. Several thousand Fort Carson soldiers are still deployed to Iraq, and others to Afghanistan. Several hundred Army and Air Force troops are also deployed to Louisiana to help with disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

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