Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Settlement in Philmont (fwd)
Settlement in Philmont (fwd)
Settummanque, the blackeagle
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 18:02:36 -0500
It's MY turn to post something here on behalf of another Scouts-L
Scouter....Bob Mayhew's in Saudi Arabia, and can't post the following
himself....it's very timely in light of our present conversation (last
month) on the Philmont bombing runs....
Bob Mayhew wrote and asked:
>Mike, can you cross post this to SCOUTS-L? It's an article taken from >the
recent edition of Air Force Times (I don't have the date). I'm sure >many
Scouters will be interested in the information. Anyone with >questions can
>email me here, at:
>Thanks,...hope all is going well for you in Hondo!
PLAINTIFF: AIR FORCE WILL TO SETTLE
The Air Force appears willing to settle a lawsuit filied against it in
connection with plans to increase low-altitude bomber training flights in
New Mexico and a small portion of West Texas, a plaintiff says.
A group of farmers and ranchers sued the agency oer plans to boost
low-level flights over the region by more than 1,000 a year.
"The Air Force came along with an offer to settle, and they are really
trying to stay out of court," Karen Remme, co-owner of McCoy Land and Cattle
Co., and one of five plaintiffs in the dispute, said May 19.
Remme blames the overflights for loss of sleep by residents, structural
damage and harm to livestock and contends that it contitutes a violation of
the Third Amendment, which says citizens should not be forced to quarter
military during peacetime.
SSgt Bob Mayhew, Jr.
Force Protection Intelligence
320th Air Expeditionary Group
Villa 67-32, DSN 318-433-7773
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia