PAUL BARLO- 36 HOUR TRIP TO PETERSON AFB AND THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY

OUR PAUL BARLO TOOK US ON A FANTASTIC  36 HOUR TRIP TO PETERSON AFB AND THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY ABORD AN AIRFORCE C17 GLOBEMASTER.  HE BOARDED THE PLANE AT JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST WITH OTHER DIGNITARIES.  THIS IS THE ONLY JOINT BASE IN THE US MILITARY.  IT IS THE SECOND LARGEST EMPLOYER IN NJ (42,000 PEOPLE) ADDING 3.4B TO OUR ECONOMY.  THE FIRST STOP WAS PETERSON AFB WHERE THE SPACE WARNING AND SPACE CONTROL SQUADRONS ARE LOCATED.  THEY CURRENTLY MONITOR 23,000 PIECES OF SPACE DEBRIS.  NEXT  OFF TO  THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY THAT IS HOME TO 4,000 CADETS.  WE WERE TREATED TO PICTURES OF THEIR FAMOUS CADET CHAPEL AND THE NEWEST BUILDING CALLED THE CENTER FOR CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WHICH HAS AN IMPRESSIVE 105 FOOT SKYLIGHT THAT ALIGNS PRECISELY WITH THE NORTH STAR.  GREAT JOB PAUL.