TCFC424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 537 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
I was highly impressed today to find out that every day, when R&R troops return to DFW, they are greeted with a water salute. This is a wonderful way to show our troops they are supported and we thank them for their service. A true class act DFW...wtg.
Didn't an airport recently ban these water salutes after foam was accidentally applied to a 777? (ATL????)
DesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
I think it was a United 777, though I don't remember at what airport. If I remember correctly (and feel free to correct me) it was the airline that banned the salutes, not the airport. Bad mistake that was!
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12959 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
Yeah, DFW (and the whole community) does a whole lot for the troops - both when they're leaving and returning. Every time troops leave for overseas or come back for R&R or the end of their deployment, there are always huge gatherings of people at the airport with signs, flags, banners, gifts, etc. You'll be hard pressed to find a more patriotic or pro-military place than Texas in the U.S.: people take the military very, very seriously down here, and the way that DFW and the region treat troops flying in and out of the airport are a perfect example of that.