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Posted: 10/25/2004 8:54:45 PM EDT
Air Force One stopped at Offutt AFB to pick up the POTUS this afternoon.
I got to be part of the send off crowd ( not a rent a crowd, EVERYONE wanted to see him, and we kind of drew straws to see who would go )!

Bush arrived in his motorcade, got out and spent about 10 -15 minutes greating everyone.
He said "Thankyou for your service!" President Bush made an effort to shake hands with everyone, and that meant the world to all of us!

Got my Air Force One coin, got my picture taken in front of Air Force One in uniform, and I got to shake hands with the Commander in Chief!

Being in the Air Force has it's rewards at times.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 8:58:38 PM EDT

post pics!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:01:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:02:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 9:07:35 PM EDT by pv74]
I will, as soon as I get the film developed! I had to go to the exchange and buy a disposable camera, as the visit took us completly by surprise! I shot a whole role of film.

We just came into work this morning, and were asked if we would like a chance to see the president.

One of the aircrew came out to us and started selling Air Force One coins. He sold out in five minutes! Coins are commonly sold to raise money for unit MWR activities.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:04:11 PM EDT
Awesome! i'm jealous!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:33:34 PM EDT
Wait a second here.....you mean the president didn't make you play catch, or try and snap a football to you? He did'nt try to get you to put on some cammies and go "crawl on your belly to shoot a deer"? Our president was just a real person and shook your hand and said Thank you for your service? Unheard Of! That's why he'll be my President for another 4 years!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:08:47 PM EDT
I was in the back of the crowd. He walked to the back of the crowd, and gave us in the rear an opportunity to meet him. He saw that we appreciated him being there and made a genuine effort to greet us!

His actions left me with the impresion that he is a real down to earth person, who genuinely appreciates our military service. I certainly hope George Bush is our commander in chief for another 4 years!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:11:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:16:10 PM EDT
You are a lucky person.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 10:58:17 PM EDT
OUTSTANDING! Congrats on your good fortune.

I also thank you for your service.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:53:36 AM EDT
My congratulations and sincere thanks for your service, also!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:54:25 AM EDT
You lucky dog....say...how come they didn't let you fly Air Force One ??
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 3:55:02 AM EDT
You lucky dog....

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:01:43 AM EDT
Congrats and thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:05:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:21:22 AM EDT
Thats Cool!

Here is a link I found for the coin www.americanmint.com/product.asp?pn=159%2E000%2E1%2D0 it is $5. Make sure you vote for who you want to be President on the left side of the page.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:59:32 AM EDT
Well done! You'll be able to tell your grandchildren about that.

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:02:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:06:05 AM EDT
Pooper, pics. wait....
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:18:31 AM EDT
Good for you, man!
I got to shake the President's hand as well when he was here this summer.
It was a proud day for me.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:24:08 AM EDT
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