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Too many crashes .Canada lost an F-18 pilot to a crash last week. I posted it on RP.
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Sadly it was probably because of a malfunction because the Marine Corps has to keep canobolizing from other air platforms and the budget cuts doesn't help either.
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Tyra Lynne Wahl - I know I did my research and saw an interview w a marine wing commander and he spoke of this.
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SSG (Join to see) - That wing commander you are talking about is my very good long time friend Lt. Col. Matt "Pablo" Brown. He really went out on a limb expressing his frustration about all the sick jets we have in our fleet. Believe it or not he was actually encouraged to do that piece by the MCAS MAG Commander. If the public doesn't know the struggles of finding parts and keeping jets up and healthy.... then they will continue voting for people who see no reason to halt sequestration.

As a matter of fact we saw a video yesterday of them pulling F-18's out of the mothball fleet at AMARC and sending them to NAS Jacksonville for "refreshing" so that there are more F-18's to meet qual hours. I watched it, looked at my husband who is now a retired Marine F-18 WSO and said "boy are they trying to put lipstick on a squealing pig". He just smiled and said "great way to put that babe".
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Ok I'm glad you know what I was talking about and it's hard to that the politicians can still get richer but our military continue to major shortcomings and they are ok with it. I feel your pain.
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Tyra Lynne Wahl - They spent a trillion on the F-35 junk strike fighter. They they go $165 billion over budget then they ask for another $500 million on top of that and half the planes are grounded half the time. In the next war, the F-35 will be show down in droves because they tried to make it an all-purpose fighter that can't dogfight or do CAS. Had we have even $500 miillion in spare parts, it could have saved lives!
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/f-35-60-minutes-david-martin/
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Safety day coming. RIP and thoughts and prayers to the family.
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