STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2898
RE: S.R. No. 22
Honorable Colleen Hanabusa
President of the Senate
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2008
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 22 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE THE HONORABLE SERVICE OF THE U.S. NAVY'S F-14 TOMCAT IN DEFENDING FREEDOM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to respectfully request the United States Postal Service to commemorate the honorable service of the F-14 Tomcat in defending freedom with a First Class Stamp.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from two Hawaii State House Representatives and nineteen individuals.
The Legislature desires to recognize the exemplary service by the United States Navy's F-14 Tomcat, upon its retirement in 2006 and based upon a reverent understanding of the F-14's contribution to the free world as both a tested and proven weapons platform of the Cold War and an American icon, starring as the center attraction of patriotic films such as "Top Gun" and "The Final Countdown".
The Legislature is thankful to not only the F-14 Tomcat, but also the men and women involved in the development, maintenance, and operation of the Tomcat who helped keep America free throughout the Cold War, allowing all of us to continue in the exercise of democracy.
Your Committee believes that it is highly appropriate for the United States Postal Service to commemorate the honorable service of the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat by issuing a postage stamp depicting the F-14 in the air in a combat maneuver.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding more facts about the F-14; and
(2) Adding transmittals of this measure to the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy; and Northrop Grumman Corporation, the maker of the F-14.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 22, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 22, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair