Saturday, April 23, 2011

WHAT PILOTS SEE WHEN LANDING AT OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE

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This is just south of us on Hwy 75 south. A farmer named Chris Shotton does it with his tractor and not sure if he uses a plow or a disc. He uses GPS to get the letters readable. He has done this every fall for several years now.

Here's the view from the flight pattern into OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE (Bellevue, NE., just south of Omaha). This is what our servicemen see when landing at Offutt AFB.



Mr. Shotton says he does it to make them "feel welcome, especially when you come back after being gone for quite some time." The airmen call it Freedom Field and photos of the field have been in lots of magazines which have been sent all over the world where our troops are deployed and Mr. Shotton has gotten thanks from the troops many times.

He also changes the saying each year and you can see exactly what is in the field by going to Google Maps. This year he has plowed: YOU! MAKE AMERICA PROUD!

I think this is such a wonderful thing for Mr. Shotton to do that I wanted to spread the word. Thank you sir for doing what you can to help support our troops... God bless you, from this Army mom.

{Some information provided by Snopes.com}

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8 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, that is totally cool!

Jen said...

Wow! This was really cool to read about since I am one town over from Bellevue, NE and my husband serves in the USAF at Offutt!

GrammyMouseTails said...

what a wonderful welcome & thank you! I would love to see more things like this. Happy Easter Lorie to you & your family :) ~Faythe ~

Xmas Dolly said...

All I can say is... AMEN!

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

From this Army Sister...thank you!
~Naila Moon

Krystyn said...

Wow! That is just awesome.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man that made me cry!

~ Noelle said...

wow
that is soo cool
i am glad that he does that..
i need to see if marc knows about this...

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