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AAA: More Travelers On The Road For July 4th Weekend

The number of Americans hitting the road this Independence Day weekend is expected to be up 0.07% compared to last year, according to AAA. The auto club projects 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the holiday weekend, which runs from Wednesday July 1 to Sunday July 5. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says 85%, or about 35 million travelers, will drive to their destinations. “The reason we’re expecting more travelers this Independence Day is because of rising incomes,...
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Naval Air Station Whiting Field Runways To Receive Repairs

NAS Whiting Field has two main air fields: North and South. In the North field, they conduct pilot training for fixed wing aircraft, primarily the T-6 Texan. In the South field, they conduct training for TH-57 helicopters.Two of the runways in their South field have been scheduled to have some repairs done to them, beginning in a few months. Jay Cope, Public Affairs Officer for NAS Whiting Field, says the repairs are standard and to be expected after so many years. “After time, you’re going...
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The number of  Americans hitting the road this Independence Day weekend is expected to be up 0.07% compared to last year, according to AAA.

The auto club projects 41.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the holiday weekend, which runs from Wednesday July 1 to Sunday July 5. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says 85%, or about 35 million travelers, will drive to their destinations.

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