Today, Air Force One flew into AUS as President Bush prepared to tour the damage done by Rita. I was in my garage with my dad, who was helping me construct a house for my beagle. The saw was going, but I still was able to hear some very loud jet engines. I ran outside, and looked south toward the direction of the noise. I looked just in time to see three flares. I yelled for my dad to have a look. He came out, and we watched the F-16 pulling some very sharp turns, with afterburners. Then, he launched two more flares. After that, he circled a few more times, then left. I could hear another one to the north, but never saw it. I later learned that Air Force One had come to AUS, and there was a civilian craft in the way. It was the first time I had seen a military craft use their flares.....it was kind of eerie not knowing what was the issue...until later. I could not find a local news article on it tomight, but a friend of mine also saw a report about it on the local news. Any additional info would be appreciated!