Airman's Wife Says Mission Cut Would ...

Airman's Wife Says Mission Cut Would 'Devastate' Family

There are 18 comments on the 5NEWSonline.com story from Jan 18, 2013, titled Airman's Wife Says Mission Cut Would 'Devastate' Family. In it, 5NEWSonline.com reports that:

Shirley Bearden, the wife of a 188th airman, is unsure what the future holds, after the Pentagon announced the flying mission could change in Fort Smith.

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its really sad

Nassau, Bahamas

#1 Jan 18, 2013
the 188th is the best National Guard fighter group in the country and a great loss to the economy of fort smith! its really sad that this was allowed to happen by leadership that should have seen the writting on the wall years ago and started on a campaign to bring the drones to fort smith. additionally, 13,000 other families in fort smith have lost their jobs over the last few years and our city leadership has been blinded by their lust for more tax money by putting all their effort into a very unpopular prepared food tax and a dog, cat, and snake issue that is equally unpopular. poor leadership usually nets bad results and we are seeing it in the fort smith economy that struggles to compete with NW arkansas and jonesboro!

Since: Oct 11

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#2 Jan 18, 2013
Obama will not need that much of a Military to control the people of the USA once he has taken their guns. Therefore it is in his interest to shut down a money toilet like the 188th and put the money into his government programs. Good going Mister President.
not a good statement

Nassau, Bahamas

#3 Jan 18, 2013
Uber Liberal12 wrote:
Obama will not need that much of a Military to control the people of the USA once he has taken their guns. Therefore it is in his interest to shut down a money toilet like the 188th and put the money into his government programs. Good going Mister President.
"shut down a money toilet like the 188th and put money into his government programs". excuse me but the 188th is a government program and puts money into the fort smith economy and we all know that our idiots at city hall don't have the know how to get it done! the 188th is great for fort smith and should be supported with pride by fort smith citizens!
Blilly

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Jan 19, 2013
Just maybe this mission change isn't a bad thing. The A-10 is ancient by fighter standards and won't be a viable aircraft in the next few years, so perhaps the switch to a new mission will help keep jobs in Ft Smith and the surrounding areas.
a better thing

Nassau, Bahamas

#5 Jan 19, 2013
a better thing would have been to have the drones in fort smith when the A10's leave! perhaps if city leaders would have put their ducks in a row and planned ahead, it would not be a crisis now. the sanitation debacle, the prepared food tax disaster, and the dog chasing the cat were the only thing on the radar screen at city hall because spending someone elses money is so easy and requires no mission responsibility!
Job Securty

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Jan 19, 2013
Obahama !! To the entrenched Fort Smith career bureacrats and political exploiters of voter apathy it makes no difference outside of their own racket. The fanfare over the 188th, Whirlpool or whatever is all for show. Behind all the big headlines, the cronies keep going and going and going about their secretive business to perpetuate their prosperity at the expense of the taxpayer. Starve them out, I say. Cut the fat a the top and chop the deadwood from the bottom.
Obi Wan

Conway, AR

#7 Jan 20, 2013
These are not the drones you're looking for. On second thought, yes they are Exactily the drones you're looking for. Carry on.
duh citizen

Nassau, Bahamas

#8 Jan 20, 2013
yep, things are great and we have great city management says the citizen but we are ranked 50th among the states in education, ranked 50th in citizen income, one of the highest crime rates in the state, huge drug problem, one of the highest sales tax in the country, one of the highest municipal costs per citizen in the country, 0 growth without annexation, lost over 13,000 jobs, 489 empty commercial buildings, losing the 188th fighter group, and people like the citizen try to tell us what a great job they are doing?????????? its all smoking mirror crapsack nonsense because the numbers don't lie and the numbers come from people that are not on the city payroll!
Blilly

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Jan 20, 2013
Has there been any time frame as to when the Air Force will be taking the airplanes out and bringiging in the new mission? This must be a very exciting time out there!
it sure is

Nassau, Bahamas

#10 Jan 21, 2013
the city has had drone putrick for a long time and he is on auto pilot because he automatically attacks anyone that questions city hall!
Fort Smith Liberation

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Jan 21, 2013
a better thing wrote:
a better thing would have been to have the drones in fort smith when the A10's leave! perhaps if city leaders would have put their ducks in a row and planned ahead, it would not be a crisis now. the sanitation debacle, the prepared food tax disaster, and the dog chasing the cat were the only thing on the radar screen at city hall because spending someone elses money is so easy and requires no mission responsibility!
Fly the drones into Fort Smith and level the whole city and be done with it. It's too late to start over. Put Fort Smith out of its misery already. The slow death is killing me lol
from the ash

Nassau, Bahamas

#12 Jan 22, 2013
Fort Smith Liberation wrote:
<quoted text> Fly the drones into Fort Smith and level the whole city and be done with it. It's too late to start over. Put Fort Smith out of its misery already. The slow death is killing me lol
now thats just too funny!
Obi Wan

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Jan 26, 2013
How long do I have to hear these A10s flying over my hut? If they're going away, quit wasting money flying them.
Lucy

Fort Smith, AR

#14 Jan 26, 2013
I never thought of that. If those airplanes are going to be leaving, why waste the money flying them?
Here I am again

Fort Smith, AR

#15 Jan 30, 2013
Hell...just go get drunk them fly a plane to get over being depressed. If the military tries to court martial you, just tell them you're sorry. squint until a team comes out and go back to work on Monday!
Ralphus

Fort Smith, AR

#16 Jan 31, 2013
Well lookee here! Going to get even more jobs at the 188th! That is awesome!!!! The news said tonight that in addition to the drone mission, that there will be a new targeting squadron-whatever that is. Things may not be as devastating as once thought.
Jerry My Dear

Fort Smith, AR

#17 Jan 31, 2013
duh citizen wrote:
yep, things are great and we have great city management says the citizen but we are ranked 50th among the states in education, ranked 50th in citizen income, one of the highest crime rates in the state, huge drug problem, one of the highest sales tax in the country, one of the highest municipal costs per citizen in the country, 0 growth without annexation, lost over 13,000 jobs, 489 empty commercial buildings, losing the 188th fighter group, and people like the citizen try to tell us what a great job they are doing?????????? its all smoking mirror crapsack nonsense because the numbers don't lie and the numbers come from people that are not on the city payroll!
Jerry, I hate your guts and I think you're a hideous individual. However, I get hours of entertainment reading your posts so I'm going to try to help you. There's no such thing as a smoking mirror unless it's somehow able to hold a cigarette or has just been pulled from a burning building. I believe the phrase you're looking for is "smoke and mirrors." It's a reference to magic tricks you doofus. Now please post again because I'm bored.
dear citizen pat 6

Nassau, Bahamas

#18 Feb 1, 2013
Jerry My Dear wrote:
<quoted text>
Jerry, I hate your guts and I think you're a hideous individual. However, I get hours of entertainment reading your posts so I'm going to try to help you. There's no such thing as a smoking mirror unless it's somehow able to hold a cigarette or has just been pulled from a burning building. I believe the phrase you're looking for is "smoke and mirrors." It's a reference to magic tricks you doofus. Now please post again because I'm bored.
try drinking rum because it prevents scurvy and boasts morale! we all know that you are heart broken because because crapsack found another lover!

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