SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This column is posted on Tuesdays. Here, we present news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. This week’s focus is on several upcoming visits to the Redoubt by the US Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic flying team.

Idaho (Thunderbirds!)

The USAF Thunderbirds precision flying team will perform on October 14th and 15th at Gowen Thunder. Gowen Field is three miles south of Boise. In addition to being a commercial and general aviation airport, the Boise airport is also home to the 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard.  That Wing operates A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (The A-10 is more popularly known as the Warthog.) By the way, Gowen Field is  one of five military bases that are contenders to base F-35 fighters, since the awesome  A-10 is sadly scheduled for retirement.

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Parrish Miller wrote this informative piece for Redoubt News: Idaho’s Campus Carry Law Needs Reform

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Alien Gear Holsters (in Post Falls, Idaho) just formally announced their new line of Shape Shift Modular Holsters.  This is a fantastic innovative design, so they should be hot sellers.

Montana (Thunderbirds!)

The US Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in Great Falls in July 2017. (At an open house to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Montana Air National Guard and the United States Air Force.)

Eastern Oregon

The Argus Observer (In Ontario, Oregon) reports: Bentz recovering after minor heart attack

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I was doing some web wandering, and found a fun (but brief) video. Drone Footage of Eastern Oregon. Most of it was shot in Union County.  (For the sake of full disclosure: This footage must have been shot in March, April, or May.  Eastern Oregon is famous for its hot and dry summers, so the grass tends to go Golden by June in the lower elevations.

Eastern Washington (Thunderbirds!)

And next, the USAF Thunderbirds are also scheduled for July 29th & 30th at Fairchild AFB. The annual Skyfest (near Spokane) is a great event.

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Yakima: Washington woman dies following a high speed pursuit

Wyoming (Thunderbirds!)

The USAF Thunderbirds are also scheduled to perform in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 26th, 2017. (At the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.)

The Redoubt in the Media

Lastly, Radio Free Redoubt has started a poll:  Pick Your American Redoubt Bumper Sticker Motto

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