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B-1 Bomber Flyover at Scott Stadium - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 22 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 10, 2012, titled B-1 Bomber Flyover at Scott Stadium - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The B-1 flew over Scott Stadium as part of UVA's Military Appreciation Day. The University of Virginia's military appreciation game honors those who serve our country on this weekend leading into Veteran's Day on Monday.

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Fireman Bob

Orange, VA

#2 Nov 10, 2012
Absolutely an awesome event.It was a thrill to watch from our fire equipment.Thanks for the adventure.
Proud USAF Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Nov 11, 2012
Wonderful news piece...nothing can stop the USAF! Thanks to all for their present, past & future service.
Crazy

Ruckersville, VA

#7 Nov 11, 2012
Although it was really cool, how much money was wasted with that bad boy flying over?
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Nov 11, 2012
Crazy wrote:
Although it was really cool, how much money was wasted with that bad boy flying over?
Not as much as "There has been a B-1 over Afghanistan essentially every minute of every day since 9/11" No concern over that I suppose.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Nov 11, 2012
Gnu wrote:
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Not as much as "There has been a B-1 over Afghanistan essentially every minute of every day since 9/11" No concern over that I suppose.
Nothing like doing everything we can do to breed hate and future 9/11's.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Nov 11, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing like doing everything we can do to breed hate and future 9/11's.
Your'e not "thinking free" - you're just "not thinking". Read and listen with an open
mind. Give the "free" stuff a rest; we got it.
JTM

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Nov 11, 2012
Crazy wrote:
Although it was really cool, how much money was wasted with that bad boy flying over?
Not a cent. Just part of the proficiency training and operational readiness training that goes into running such a complex system. In addition to the simulator flying that the Air Force uses all the time to increase pilot proficiency, these machines need to be flown to make certain they are operational. It could have flown out over the Gulf of Mexico and back to its base or it could have made the flyover of UVA that it did on Saturday.
heh

Palmyra, VA

#13 Nov 11, 2012
Crazy wrote:
Although it was really cool, how much money was wasted with that bad boy flying over?
The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to run Air Force One every hour.

The U.S. military has provided an updated estimate on that cost, first published by a taxpayer watchdog group. The number is staggering --$181,757 per hour

any concern about that? especially since this President is setting new travel records.
Marine Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Nov 11, 2012
I have a problem with Coach Mike London wearing a military uniform yesterday on the sideline....a nice gesture, but he didn't earn it....
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Nov 11, 2012
Marine Mom wrote:
I have a problem with Coach Mike London wearing a military uniform yesterday on the sideline....a nice gesture, but he didn't earn it....
Hypocracy runs rampant in this country.
Crazy

Ruckersville, VA

#16 Nov 11, 2012
Personally don't like to waste money flying air force one, or in Afghanistan(unless the drop a real bomb and turn it into a parking lot.). No we shouldn't be over there, but if you go to war do it right! For every 1 American that is killed, I would kill 1000 of any country that doesn't take out the aggressors against the US. You house them you and your people pay the price,

I understand the training, just question does it normally fly as far as it did yesterday or was that a special trip. I really don't know, I just see waste if it isn't something that it normally does.
Crazy

Ruckersville, VA

#17 Nov 11, 2012
Military people have wonderful hearts! Just don't believe the hype that when you fight it's for your country, your fighting for politicians who could careless about us. We wouldn't be in a war now if they did, nor would we be in debt like we are now! They hype you up with the "for our country" stuff, then beat everyday Americans to death with BS!

Both sides .... Bloods and crips.(the red and blue politicians for those unfamiliar with gangs)
Americans died Obama lied

Washington, DC

#18 Nov 11, 2012
Proud USAF Mom wrote:
Wonderful news piece...nothing can stop the USAF! Thanks to all for their present, past & future service.
Sequestration or a "stand down" order apparently can. Write your representatives and demand the truth about Benghazi and tell them NO compromises on defense!
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Nov 12, 2012
Americans died Obama lied wrote:
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Sequestration or a "stand down" order apparently can. Write your representatives and demand the truth about Benghazi and tell them NO compromises on defense!
.001 obama/bush death/lie quotient
we're already in the process of standing down in Afghanistan where withdrawal will easily equal savings amount of 10% sequestration. DOD has flexibility to allocate the reduction among programs and amortize to alleviate risky compromise.

Sequestration is needed because with GOP stance on taxes, any budget compromise will only kick the can down the road again.
Proud USAF Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Nov 12, 2012
once again i am reminded how ignorant some people are....the real stories...you & i will never know and that my fellow americans that is the way it will stay whether you like it or not...done here...go ahead and babble on about nonsense....comparing buying a house to fly a fighter jet...come on now...where's the icing for your cake? why not just enjoy something for once and stop finding negativity in everything.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Nov 12, 2012
Proud USAF Mom wrote:
once again i am reminded how ignorant some people are....the real stories...you & i will never know and that my fellow americans that is the way it will stay whether you like it or not...done here...go ahead and babble on about nonsense....comparing buying a house to fly a fighter jet...come on now...where's the icing for your cake? why not just enjoy something for once and stop finding negativity in everything.
they just scallywags! don't you pay em no mind!
We won

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Nov 12, 2012
Proud USAF Mom wrote:
once again i am reminded how ignorant some people are....the real stories...you & i will never know and that my fellow americans that is the way it will stay whether you like it or not...done here...go ahead and babble on about nonsense....comparing buying a house to fly a fighter jet...come on now...where's the icing for your cake? why not just enjoy something for once and stop finding negativity in everything.
We wouldn't find negativity in everything if it weren't there. Very little of what this country stands for is positive, least of all a militaristic show of force at great cost to taxpayers who are already getting robbed by a corrupt congress. Pride? how do feel pride for an intrument of war that has been used to kill thousands of inncent women and children.
Bologna Streets

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Nov 12, 2012
got to love how the mom's are the experts. but alas
never served.
Bone WSO

United States

#24 Nov 13, 2012
The sortie flown on Saturday accomplished 2 objectives. The first was training for us, the aircrew. We need to accomplish a certain amount of training each month to remain proficient in all of the mission sets we are tasked with. This means we can do our job anywhere in the world on a moments notice if we are called upon to protect this nation. The flyover was a secondary objective that showcased this capability to people who normally don't get to see what their taxes are actually funding. In all it was a 10 minute deviation from the rest of our sortie profile, and it too served as training for us as timing is a crucial component in everything we do. As a flyer who has deployed 4 times to the Middle East to protect your sons and daughters on the ground it disturbs me greatly to hear that people believe we "kill thousands of innocent women and children." We pride ourselves in nothing less than excellence and I wouldn't be doing what I do if it meant killing innocent civilians.
Carter

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Nov 13, 2012
Marine Mom wrote:
I have a problem with Coach Mike London wearing a military uniform yesterday on the sideline....a nice gesture, but he didn't earn it....
Than you should have a problem with the people who wear them to hunt in. I have family who have serve and some are still serving ,some return home but have lost brothers and some have died far from home.What CL had on you see around time all the time, it was not the dress uniform. CL father serve in the military so he is what we call an military brat so in some way he has earn that. I for one would like to thank him for honoring my family for something we sometime take for granted

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