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PacerLJ35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 06:40 PM
Response to Reply #27
28. We weren't held up
The decision to go was made at the DoD level, and not only our squadron but nearly every other airlift, rescue and related type of squadron was called up and sent down. From my perspective, we got there as fast as we could. The only way to get there faster was to already be in place, but that wouldn't have been a good idea.
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  -First U.S. military aid reaches quake-stricken Haiti sabrina 1  Jan-13-10 11:20 PM   #0 
  - Shrubbie couldn't respond to Katrina for, what, a week? And Obama responds in hours  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-13-10 11:26 PM   #1 
  - Probably less of a fight with the locals over  ManiacJoe   Jan-13-10 11:29 PM   #2 
  - Yep, and everyone could watch Katrina coming via satellite for a WEEK ahead of landfall. nt  piedmont   Jan-13-10 11:30 PM   #3 
  - It took a few days, that's for sure. Governor Blanco asked for help  Common Sense Party   Jan-13-10 11:40 PM   #6 
  - Five days, airc ~  sabrina 1   Jan-13-10 11:44 PM   #8 
  - Blanco asked for help before Katrina hit  sandnsea   Jan-14-10 01:12 AM   #15 
     - Thanks for correcting the record. I remember Blanco's  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 04:55 PM   #21 
        - I can't speak for other parts of the US government, but prior to Katrina  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 05:18 PM   #22 
           - True, many were ready to go help. The Coast Guard did  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 05:29 PM   #23 
              - I believe the order for our aircraft to be prepared came from TRANSCOM  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 06:00 PM   #24 
                 - I have read that the Pentagon went into action right away  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 06:50 PM   #29 
                    - FEMA did break down spectacularly  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 06:57 PM   #30 
                       - I appreciate the first hand information you have  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 07:16 PM   #31 
                          - That's a more accurate assessment...  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 09:51 PM   #33 
                             - Well, I'm glad you are safe. It must be frustrating to be away  sabrina 1   Jan-15-10 01:30 AM   #34 
  - True, that - but the US military response in the Indonesian tsunami was excellent.  Psephos   Jan-14-10 12:06 AM   #9 
  - YEAH BABEE that's the guy I voted for nt  flamingdem   Jan-14-10 12:31 AM   #13 
  - US military was flying aid in and people out of NOLA the day after the hurricane  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 02:53 PM   #18 
     - There wasn't enough  sandnsea   Jan-14-10 06:16 PM   #27 
        - We weren't held up  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 06:40 PM   #28 
  - Yes, thank you President Obama  sabrina 1   Jan-13-10 11:30 PM   #4 
  - K&R  Sultana   Jan-13-10 11:36 PM   #5 
  - That's what I am talking about!  MadMaddie   Jan-13-10 11:42 PM   #7 
  - BOOKMARK THIS NEWS AND IMAGE AND USE IT TO FIGHT THE LIARS  peacetalksforall   Jan-14-10 12:17 AM   #10 
  - Well played by Obama  Rapier09   Jan-14-10 12:19 AM   #12 
  - Hurricane Katrina Timeline:  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 12:58 AM   #14 
  - Excellent update-reminder. Our motto has to be - Don't Allow Them To Lie!  peacetalksforall   Jan-14-10 10:41 AM   #16 
  - I won't say that Bush acted faster...  PacerLJ35   Jan-14-10 02:57 PM   #19 
  - The world is mobilized to go help those poor people ~  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 12:19 AM   #11 
  - 550 Canadian personnel on two ships are leaving my town in a half hour for there. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-14-10 12:33 PM   #17 
     - Very good news ~ they will need all the help they can get.  sabrina 1   Jan-14-10 03:34 PM   #20 
  - HURRY!!!! PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!  Xenotime   Jan-14-10 06:01 PM   #25 
     - Maybe if you get behind the aircraft carrier and push...  wickerwoman   Jan-14-10 06:12 PM   #26 
     - They are?  Codeine   Jan-14-10 07:28 PM   #32 

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