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the Navy jets: Will they be stationed at Fort Pickett sooner than we think

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Olaf of the Old Dominion

Norfolk, VA

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Have those of you who live near Fort Pickett been keeping up with the anti-OLF crowd and wondered whether or not their all making an effort to have an outlying landing field put in your backyard!?
Olaf of the Old Dominion

Norfolk, VA

#2 Jun 10, 2010
I forget to put ?? at end of "the Navy Jets: Will they be stationed at Fort Pickett sooner than we think"! Sorry!!
its me

Crewe, VA

#3 Jun 10, 2010
I hope the are here to stay I think it makes me and others feel safe here. And for them that dont want them they should of looked at were they are buying a house fort pickets been here for a real long time. Back in the day it was called Camp picket and I know men that were trained there for WWII we need them here. look at what would be if they closed how many jobs would be lost hmmm
Olaf of the Old Dominion

Norfolk, VA

#4 Jun 11, 2010
its me wrote:
I hope the are here to stay I think it makes me and others feel safe here. And for them that dont want them they should of looked at were they are buying a house fort pickets been here for a real long time. Back in the day it was called Camp picket and I know men that were trained there for WWII we need them here. look at what would be if they closed how many jobs would be lost hmmm
Have you contacted your U.S. Representative, our U.S. Sentators, our U.S. President and Virginia's Governor urging them to endorse a Fort Pickett Outlying Landing Field 'its me'? Thanks for responding to me!!
Whatnot

Charlotte Court House, VA

#5 Jun 21, 2010
Why is this subject coming up now? Fort Pickett was off the list.
Frodoe of Fort Monroe

Norfolk, VA

#6 Jul 16, 2010
Whatnot wrote:
Why is this subject coming up now? Fort Pickett was off the list.
Not according to those who don't want an OLF near them and are demanding that Fort Pickett be number one on that list!!!
Friend

Charlotte Court House, VA

#7 Jul 16, 2010
Wrong Fort Pickett is completely off the list..
chase

United States

#8 Aug 24, 2010
Wake up southside virginia! Saying NO to the OLF, is like saying you don't want work or money or to be considered for anything by the federal or state governments ever again! Southside has been passed over repeatedly for years, because some loud voices in the community whine so loudly! In the early 70's, Lunenburg didn't want any part of a prison, as we had tobacco. Tobacco didn't last, we sat with nothing, until the early 90's when the prison came. When you keep telling the politicians you DON'T want something that WILL BRING jobs, bring more people, bring publicity, bring money, WELL you tell the politicians you don't want anything. OLF is good for southside. yes the jets are loud. that is the sound of freedom, and jobs, and money, and people moving to southside over the next few years to help the area grow. The young people in southside need to see navy fighter jets and other military aircraft to realize there is so much more in the world than just southside life. trains are loud, but people living near the tracks get use to the train, would miss it if it didn't OH WAIT, that's right the train doesn't pass through here anymore. It quit stopping here long, long ago. The people who cheered for Obama were loud, but even that noise isn't so loud anymore. Bring the OLF. Bring the jets. Bring the 200 jobs that will accompany the OLF. Bring the jobs to upgrade the Ft Pickett airstrip. Bring the money. Bring the families that will find southside to be a wonderful place to live! Show the politicians that we love our military and the jobs it will bring to our region. Pickett is ON the LIST! Never was off. Just rotating politicians and calculating the money issues.
its me

Crewe, VA

#9 Aug 25, 2010
I love your way of thinking chase its all true . But then no one would have anything to complain about if they have jobs they have nothing to talk about to say bad about where we live its a sad thing but this is all true
God Bless America and All of us.
Red

United States

#10 Aug 25, 2010
I'd love to see the OLF come to our region. I miss the c-130s that use to fly all summer long, especially at night. Remember when the training exercises brought so many troops, helicopters, planes, tanks to our area that even private land had to be used on occasion? and the sound of the big guns on the tanks, yeah it was like war in the distance or perhaps more like thunder claps, but it meant money was in our region because troops were here to practice. The elderly tell stories of how Camp Pickett became a boom town overnight, with everyone in the region able to prosper after having been through the depression. jobs, small businesses, and money flowing through the area The OLF will grow bigger, the military will quickly see the need to build more structures in the area. Those trapped in cities like Va Beach with crime, traffic, crowding, high taxes, problem schools will see the small town life, the slower pace, the affordable lifestyle, the openess of the countryside. Chase is right, we need to push to bring the OLF to Pickett. We can't be saying no to jobs in the current economic times. I do miss those summers of thunderous booms and low flying planes. The noise was good. I worked at Pickett making $2.50 above/over minimum wage, and was the envy of my friends who were only making minimum wage at the Golden Skillet or Big T.
its me

Crewe, VA

#11 Aug 26, 2010
Red wrote:
I'd love to see the OLF come to our region. I miss the c-130s that use to fly all summer long, especially at night. Remember when the training exercises brought so many troops, helicopters, planes, tanks to our area that even private land had to be used on occasion? and the sound of the big guns on the tanks, yeah it was like war in the distance or perhaps more like thunder claps, but it meant money was in our region because troops were here to practice. The elderly tell stories of how Camp Pickett became a boom town overnight, with everyone in the region able to prosper after having been through the depression. jobs, small businesses, and money flowing through the area The OLF will grow bigger, the military will quickly see the need to build more structures in the area. Those trapped in cities like Va Beach with crime, traffic, crowding, high taxes, problem schools will see the small town life, the slower pace, the affordable lifestyle, the openess of the countryside. Chase is right, we need to push to bring the OLF to Pickett. We can't be saying no to jobs in the current economic times. I do miss those summers of thunderous booms and low flying planes. The noise was good. I worked at Pickett making $2.50 above/over minimum wage, and was the envy of my friends who were only making minimum wage at the Golden Skillet or Big T.
You said it all thank you. I do miss the plains and all the tanks there. It makes you feel safe. What happened to us think about it everyone has a complaint any more
I AM PROUD TO BE A AMERICAN
Out to lunch alot

United States

#12 Aug 30, 2010
Those silly letters that Nottoway, Blackstone, Lunenburg, and other localities elected officials prepared to tell our elected state and federal representatives NO to the OLF were not in the best interest of the regions citizens. Tom Periello doesn't have a clue as to how to bring jobs to the region, he just wants to be re-elected. His competition might be smart enough to ask Virgil Gooode for advice and direct him to those who could help. Perhaps Jim Webb would listen if the citizens wrote to ask him to bring the OLF to Ft Pickett. And letters to the Gov may help bring the OLF. The OLF will be jobs. It will be advanced training for those already employed on the base. It will be the removal of some timber, the expansion and improvement of the runway, the addition of a modern control tower, the building of newer hangers, the need for jet and helicopter maintenance personnel, the need for improved jet fuel storage and delivery systems, and the need for personnel both military and civillian to oversee all of this and more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The jets won't fly that often, but the work and preparation will need to be in place. OLF will bring about 200 personnel within the first 2 years to be stationed locally. 200 personnel equals 600 men, women, children on average. Anyone selling a home, renting an apartment, owning a restaurant or retail store? Say YES to the OLF. Tell your local representatives that those voicing the no on olf, were a few loud voices who own the local newspapers and who have money and an income. Speak up southside! Jobs at Ft Pickett help the region, just look at Blackstone growing. Kenbridge, Victoria, Alberta, Lawrenceville, Crewe should push for the OLF! Ft Pickett belongs to all of us. The OLF will grow as VA Beach pushes for land and growth without the jet base. F-16s, F-22s, AWACS, blackhawks, c-130s, even predator drones. Each aircraft brings with it a team of people. Those people are jobs for our region and taxpayers for our communities. Those jobs are jobs our kids can look to as their possible future. Bring the OLF!
Ford of Fort Pickett

Norfolk, VA

#13 Dec 1, 2010
Friend wrote:
Wrong Fort Pickett is completely off the list..
Not according to a man from Suffolk yeserday who wrote a letter to the editor in Hampton Roads section of the Virginian-Pilot "Friend"!!
Ford of Fort Pickett

Norfolk, VA

#14 Dec 1, 2010
So how many of you reading this ever read the Hampton Roads section of the newspaper Virginian-Pilot!?
Advocate

Charlotte Court House, VA

#15 Dec 2, 2010
Have you ever heard of the Richmond Times Dispatch? The list that is under Gov. Kaine did not include Fort Pickett. However now that the town manager is gone maybe that will change? I once warned people that you do not mess with the military.
whisper

United States

#16 Dec 3, 2010
maybe the citizens who voted Periello out for not bringing any jobs or money in his 2 years, will ask US Rep Hurt to tell the military YES We Want OLF at Ft. Pickett. Pickett's airport and skies don't belong to the handful of naysayers who pushed Gov. Kaine to remove Pickett from the list of possible locations. Ft. Pickett was alive with action in the past, and with OLF it can again grow to be a living/thriving base that brings jobs, money,growth, and potential to Nottoway, Lunenburg, Brunswick, and Dinwiddie. 4 counties in southside that need JOBS! OLF would be a good start to bringing recognition to southern Virginia.
Advocate

Charlotte Court House, VA

#17 Dec 4, 2010
Please remember that Obama is the President, there is still that contingency to deal with. However I do support Fort Pickett getting the jobs.
Olaf of the Old Dominion

Norfolk, VA

#18 Dec 6, 2010
Advocate wrote:
Have you ever heard of the Richmond Times Dispatch? The list that is under Gov. Kaine did not include Fort Pickett. However now that the town manager is gone maybe that will change? I once warned people that you do not mess with the military.
I am not a regular reader of the Richard Times Dispatch "Advocate"!
Advocate

Charlotte Court House, VA

#19 Dec 7, 2010
You can find the information on the Internet. Anyway I was for the OLAF but we will see now.
Guest

United States

#20 Dec 7, 2010
Never bite the hand that feeds you.

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