Special Report: Navy Vet Salutes Commander in Chief

  • [photo by Dick Albright, Lockwood Valley]

    [photo by Dick Albright, Lockwood Valley]

Editor’s note: Dick Albright—longtime Lockwood Valley resident and friend of The Mountain Enterprise—was thrilled to be invited to the closed Meadows Field Trump rally in Bakersfield on February 19.
The president signed “an executive memorandum” to support diverting Northern California water to Central Valley agricultural interests and Southern California cities. Endangered San Francisco Delta Smelt and the state’s famous Chinook salmon will be the losers, opponents say.

By Dick Albright, Lockwood Valley

I had been working with Congressman Kevin McCarthy and his staff on prior Navy and freedom of information (FOIA) requests regarding AT&T. So I got an early heads-up about Trump’s Meadows Field event. I asked to attend and even got to park in the VIP lot (due to my handicap parking placard).

I was shoulder-to-shoulder with a thousand farmers and “Friends of Kevin.”

I met great people, mostly farmers. A tall guy and his wife in front of me (Pam and Phil) are carrot farmers from…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Rocky Deal, now chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock, was the commanding officer of Navy aircraft carrier USS Constellation. Albright was a Naval flight officer.

Above right: Albright’s photo of Congressman Tom McClintock and his wife, Lori, at the event. McClintock is an outspoken Republican climate change skeptic. Right: Ten years ago, Albright had this photo op with Congressman Kevin McCarthy, one of the hosts for President Trump’s Bakersfield visit last week.

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