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    Trump Signs EO Permitting Recall of 1K Retired USAF Pilots; Leftist heads explode

    Trump Signs EO Permitting Recall of 1K Retired USAF Pilots; Leftist heads explode

    It’s the draft! We’re going to war! The sky, it’s fallllling!

    When he left office, Obama, having made the world much less stable and far less safe during his tenure, was well on his way to his goal of depleting our military to pre-World War II levels.

    President Trump campaigned on rebuilding our military and refocusing its mission on military matters rather than on political correctness and voracious down-sizing.  He also campaigned on destroying ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism.

    In aid of these twin campaign promises and goals, Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) permitting the United States Air Force to recall up to one thousand retired pilots.  The cap lift applies to all branches of the military.

    The left’s response was an epic meltdown.

    Fox News reports:

    The Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at addressing what the Pentagon has described as an “acute shortage of pilots.”

    The order, which Trump signed Friday, amends an emergency declaration signed by George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

    Under current law, the Air Force is limited to recalling just 25 pilots. The order signed by Trump temporarily removes that cap for all branches of the military.

    A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross, said in a statement that the Air Force is currently “short approximately 1,500 pilots of its requirements.”

    “We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years,” Ross said. “The pilot supply shortage is a national level challenge that could have adverse effects on all aspects of both the government and commercial aviation sectors for years to come.”

    In August, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson confirmed that the service was short 1,555 pilots of its requirements, including 1,211 fighter pilots.

    We’re short pilots, so the president remedies the problem.  Seems simple enough.

    The left, however, has come unhinged on Twitter.


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    buckeyeminuteman | October 23, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Even retiring after 20+ years in the military isn’t actually retiring. Retirees are still in inactive status until age 60. This is entirely plausible for any military career field. Thing thing is the previous CSAF booted so many people and took away so many benefits that a lot of people left on their own or were forced out. Pilots were hit especially hard. There is a severe pilot shortage. And Obama crippled the military. There is certainly a need for 45 year old trained pilots to come back in if they want to.

    shrinkDave | October 23, 2017 at 9:43 am

    When a country is unable to provide itself with enough willing and able young people to provide for its own defense, that country is in very deep do.

    My dad flew B-24s during WWII in the South Pacific, including against the Japanese home islands. On August 6, 1945, while flying a mission over Japan he witnessed the mushroom cloud from Hiroshima. After the war he was packing for law school in 1948 when he received word that Harry Truman had recalled him as a multi-engine-rated pilot to fly in something called the Berlin Airlift, where he flew 167 sorties. He never regretted a day of it.

    2nd Ammendment Mother | October 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    A good friend of ours was recalled for Desert Storm – 4 Star General….. she was 76 years old. I begged to drive her to her appointment to report for duty….. she just laughed a made a phone call to an unlisted number at the Pentagon.

    In the meantime, my son can be recalled for several years and he’s well aware of it….

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