Friday, August 19, 2016

At a past point in the never ending battle of will collected in Washington D.C. and in the Armed Forces fights are common. Fights over where bases should be, fights over how much money should be spent on this program and that, and on into the future they will go.

One fight that involved the AF, Congress, and the administration, ended in Congress winning.

The AF wants a replacement for the KC 135 tanker. They wanted the French Air Bus.

Congress concurred that the 136 needed replacing, but they suggested that an American plane maker should make it and supply it.

The Boeing Co. on Thursday announced that it has been awarded $2.8 billion for production of the first 19 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

In this case Congress won and the 2.8 goes for the first 19 of 179 required.

Thanks to the Kansas Congress people that fought long and hard against globalization of our armed forces.

Many thanks.

________

From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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