I found it ironic that, while I was reading the article about the expansion of the Lemoore Naval Air Station, I received a fund-raising call from someone seeking money to help veterans at the Veterans Affairs hospital.
Why aren’t my taxes going there already instead of toward the hundreds of billions used to develop the F-35 mentioned, another antiquated Cold War weapon of no use in the new War on Terror?
The article talked about the commander still taking training flights to keep up his skills. Maybe he could forgo a few of these expense joy rides and send the money to the VA so they wouldn’t have to fund raise to take care of veterans who the powers that be and masters of war seem to forget once they have served their purpose.
Steve Schmale, Fresno