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  •  I'd like to say that the top brass don't get those (1+ / 0-)
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    places. But then I remember an assignment to Randolph AFB, TX. We got a tour of the top general's home. The kitchen was absolutely gorgeous. Found out that with each new general, so many tens of thousands of dollars are spent remodeling to make the home palatable. I get that they've served 30 years and more. But that floored me. I dealt with rats in my kitchen at Randolph. I didn't need tens of thousands of dollars for a new kitchen... I just needed them to take care of the rodent problem.

    •  We had a friend who was top brass in Marine corp (1+ / 0-)
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      who lived in a few of those mansions, and holidayed in one on Hawaii every year, along with many other perks.

      I was married to a reservist JAG officer and accompanied him on his "active duty." There are many bases with those huge mansions for top brass. They were really beautiful and huge, the ones I have seen. And of course they have their "servants"

      If anyone should be flying in military luxury jets, it should be those going into and coming back from combat.

      It seems  it is always go after the little guys.

      That they did not start at the top in reducing costs for the military is the problem.

      For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

      by allenjo on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:42:38 PM PST

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