Comments for: Military brass, state delegates christen new hangar for MAINEiacs

Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 9:02 p.m.

BANGOR | The 101st Air Refueling Wing, political delegates and military brass shepherded in a new era for the MAINEiacs on Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the wing’s new aircraft hangar. The 77,000-square-foot Building 499 will replace the aging hangar next door, Building 496, which was constructed in …

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  • Anonymous

    Carry on.

  • Anonymous

    waste of money.

    • Anonymous

      Really? Explain some facts to me that will enlighten me to the inside line you have on the requirements of aircraft maintenance, and the cost comparison of a guard tanker unit vs. an active duty unit. I’m all ears.

  • JohnR

    “In these times of budget pressures and forced restructuring, I have been determined to keep this wing strong,” Collins said.
    Did she say the right wing or should we just infer that.
    More pork we don’t need, except and unless  we plan on starting more and more wars. Thankfully Mittens is toast so there is hope we can end this endless cycle of war.

  • Anonymous

    ROMNEY / RYAN   2012  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    It would be nice to see us wrap up the war in Afghanistan and get back to making these base obsolete.

    • Anonymous

      So you are suggesting we roll up the military and shut the whole works down after Afghanistan is done?

  • Anonymous

    To all you people who think that defense spending is wasteful.  Tell that to all those who have sacrificed their lives for you in order to be able to say these less than desirable comments.  The KC 135 aircraft is a workhorse and the mainstay of it’s type.  Spent 24 years working on this aircraft and i hope the future replacment is as functional.

  • Anonymous

    Here i go again,a waste of money,more pork is what i hear.We need to keep up to date.The men and women who sacrifice to protect this great nation deserve the best.Heck Mitt Romney hides more money in the Camun Islands than a lot of these projects cost.Mitt Romneys a tax dodger,who only cares about the 1%,a true American,that’s who I’ll vote for,yea right.

  • sassyfrazz

    Unless we are total idiots, we need to realize that there will always – ALWAYS be the need to defend this country. To everyone who thinks this is a waste of money, remember that this outfit maintains aircraft literally from the Eisenhower era. To this day, one could eat off the floors of them.  Think about that for a minute:  They were built in the 1950s.  Do the math – that’s a lot of years.

    It’s about time that they have at least an updated hangar – the other one was so old and inefficient that they may have well literally burnt money instead of oil in the furnace.

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