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2009-09-18 08:30:00

COCOA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Cocoa Beach Air Show is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Florida's Space Coast this Oct. 3-4 with high-flying military and civilian acts performing over the Atlantic Ocean. Free and open to the public, the event will be visible from the beach with the show center at Alan Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach. The demonstrations will start at noon on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 allowing spectators to see acts such as the F-16 Viper Demo,...

2008-08-26 00:00:22

BILOXI - The Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing on Saturday evacuated aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to locations in South Florida and Texas. The move was taken as a precaution to avoid heavy winds from Tropical Storm Fay. The storm is expected to work its way westward along the Gulf Coast over the next 24 to 48 hours. The 403rd Wing includes "hurricane hunting" aircraft. Also, as hurricane season heats up, the Port of Gulfport has adopted a new hurricane...

2005-09-03 16:33:44

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will send home from Iraq and Afghanistan more than 300 Air Force airmen based at an installation in Mississippi battered by Hurricane Katrina to allow them to assist their families, officials said on Saturday. Also, a combat brigade of about 3,000 soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard will be sent home from Iraq a week earlier than scheduled and turned over to the control of the state's governor for possible use in...

2005-09-03 11:02:53

In WASHINGTON story headlined "300 US airmen bound from Iraq, Afghan to Louisiana," please read in headline ... Mississippi ... instead of ... Louisiana By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will send home from Iraq and Afghanistan more than 300 Air Force airmen based at an installation in Mississippi battered by Hurricane Katrina to allow them to assist their families, officials said on Saturday. The airmen, both active-duty airmen and reservists, will end their...

2005-09-03 11:12:04

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will send home from Iraq and Afghanistan more than 300 Air Force airmen based at an installation in Mississippi battered by Hurricane Katrina to allow them to assist their families, officials said on Saturday. The airmen, both active-duty airmen and reservists, will end their deployments early and return to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, to help their families and aid in base recovery in the aftermath of...

2005-09-03 10:42:01

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will send home from Iraq and Afghanistan more than 300 Air Force airmen based at an installation in Mississippi battered by Hurricane Katrina to allow them to assist their families, officials said on Saturday. The airmen, both active-duty airmen and reservists, will end their deployments early and return to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, to help their families and aid in base recovery in the aftermath of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'