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Friday, April 08, 2005

Beale AFB Update - Guam

My April issue of Air Force came today and I was thumbing through the pages and I spotted this.

"We are looking forward to the Global Hawk being stationed here permanently out there" said Lt Gen Paul Hester, pointing to a slide of the tarmac on Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. He went on to point out that Anderson AFB will be moving from partical caretaker status to have a more active role in Air Force Operations. "PACAF has great plans for Anderson in the future," according to the article. Download Headwinds for the Air Force here.

The question is, will this future come at Beale's cost? Moving the Global Hawk with in striking distance of the Pacific trouble spots is consisent with Sec of Defense, Rumsfeld's new vision for the military. Could Global Hawk be moving to Anderson AFB, not Beale AFB?

Tell me what you think


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