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AuxBeacon staff, where ya’ll been?
Check out this wing commander’s epic lie in attempt to keep Alaska funded.
“Everything’s going to have to be turned off,” said Col Timothy Hahn, Alaska wing commander.
These bastards will say and do anything to keep the club funds flowing. Many wings have no state appropriations and still have mission readiness and no need to turn everything off.
Hahn needs to be airlifted back to Nevada wing. He is an epic disaster. Christ, he lives in Nevada. Last time I looked on a map, Nevada is no where near Alaska. I heard from others that Hahn was given the job (cough, cough…for sucking up) by Mark Smith to replace Carl Brown because of his inaccuracies he gave to the state board which caused the Governor to eliminate Alaska wing funds.
Look at the picture I attached of Hahn: “Trust Me! I’m a Colonel“. Does he not realize that he is a fake colonel in the fake Air Force? His CAP “colonel” rank means nothing in the real world.
Hahn goes on to state more BS. “That may mean that we’re going to have to move some aircraft out onto tarmacs instead of being able to keep them in hangars, where they are, you know, fully prepared for search and rescue to where they may be iced over and buried in snow.” It is not like the Alaska wing does anything beyond flying kids around. When was the last time Alaska wing actually conducted a “rescue” mission? It has been years.
I agree with Governor Mike Dunleavy’s veto of Alaska wings funding. Perhaps, Hahn’s wife can have a bake sale to recover the loss funds. If ya earn it, you will respect it.
See link below to prove my point.
Governor’s Veto Threatens to Defund Alaska’s Civil Air Patrol
By Jacob Resneck | CoastAlaska
Tucked among Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s 182 vetoes is a line that deletes most the state funding for the Alaska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
Southeast Squadron Commander Lisa Marx says the $250,000 cut by the governor is needed to pay basic utilities like electricity, heat and internet for units like hers. Without that support, the Juneau-based volunteers won’t be able to stay active for long.
“Because if I can’t keep my pilots and my other air crew current in their mission training, then in the event of a real emergency, I’m not going to have anyone that I can put in the air,” Marx said Wednesday.
Many of the Alaska Wing’s 17 units lease heated hangar space. Wing Commander Timothy Hahn says the governor’s veto would make that unaffordable after October 1.
“Everything’s going to have to be turned off,” Hahn told CoastAlaska by phone. “That may mean that we’re going to have to move some aircraft out onto tarmacs instead of being able to keep them in hangars, where they are, you know, fully prepared for search and rescue to where they may be iced over and buried in snow.”
UPDATE: As of August 2019, Gov. Dunleavy approved the FINAL state budget. The Civil Air Patrol Alaska wing funding was completely ELIMINATED. Finally, our tax payer monies will be used for a better purpose.