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Air park dedicated to former president

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A new air park memorial at Moody Air Force Base is dedicated to a former president.

George W. Bush started his flight training at Moody Air Force Base in 1968.

A-10's flew over the ceremony to celebrate the dedication.

Retired Col. Clarence Parker read a letter from Mr. Bush and his wife Laura.

The former president said he's proud to be a part of the Flying Tigers that are critical to the security of our great nation.

Parker was the wing commander when Bush served.

"He's a very energetic outgoing sort of a guy," said Parker.  "He'd make an excellent Air Force officer if he decided to stay in the service and of course these qualities helped him run for the presidency."

The George W. Bush Air Park at Moody Field has five Flying Tiger static aircraft and the they plan to add more.

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