I frequently get links to photos from the Red Flag Alaska exercises because of the flag reference. The photos are always awesome, and taken from great angles, not possible by mere mortals. The official Air Force photographer does a fantastic job getting just the right view to emphasise the situation.
Military Photos: Aggressor at Red Flag Alaska
An F-15C Aggressor from the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flies over a mountain range on a refueling mission at Red Flag-Alaska July 25. Red Flag-Alaska enables aviation units to sharpen their combat skills by flying simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment. More than 80 aircraft and 1,500 servicemembers from six countries are participating in the exercise July 12 to 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Tana Stevenson)
The Daily Flag carried the story of President Bush signing the U.S. Flag Code amendment earlier this month. It’s good to see an organization obeying the newly signed amendment. Way to go, National Corvette Museum.
NCM Flags at Wendell’s Corner
We have three flags that we fly daily at the NCM. They are the American flag, Kentucky flag and the NCM flag. Several people have asked about seeing them flying at half-staff and questioned why.
We certainly try to abide by any directive from our President. However, most of the time it is because of a directive from Kentucky’s Governor.
Anytime a Kentuckian serving in our military is killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, our Governor out of respect to the family and to honor that service man or woman orders flags to be lowered to half-staff until final burial has been completed.
We feel it is the least we can and should do!
Last Wednesday, The Daily Flag brought the story about the UK allowing government buildings to fly the Union Jack every day, if they wanted. Now this addition to the story brings an interesting twist from Scotland. It appears the Scotland will continue to fly their flag, raising the Union Jack on the official 16 days, previously designated.
Scotland exempt from Brown’s fly-the-flag plan | the Daily Mail
Gordon Brown’s plans to fly the Union Flag on public buildings every day will not apply to Scotland, it has emerged.
Nationalists have warned that they are not prepared to raise the flag on official buildings north of the border after claiming that the idea of Britishness “went bust long ago”.
… An SNP spokesman said: “Jack Straw agreed there are different considerations in Scotland than there are in England. “He agreed that the issue of flags is best left for us to decide.
“In Scotland, the Saltire (Flag of Scotland) will fly each day, although on 18 special days the union flag will be raised instead.”
However, some SNP MPs say that the Saltire should get precedence over the Union Flag at all times as “the most potent symbol of Scottish nationhood”.