Sunday, September 3, 2006

Air Force names up for consideration for park

From Daily Republic
By Ian Thompson

SUISUN CITY - Suisun City's newest park will likely be named after something related to the Air Force when the city's Parks and Recreation Commission considers its options Wednesday.
Sixteen of 18 suggested names have military ties.

Five of the possible names are Air Force buzz words - America's Team Choice, Cross Into The Blue, Global Reach, Team Travis and Aim High. Another five are aircraft names - Falcon, Thunderbird, Eagle, Falcon, C-17 Globemaster and Globemaster.

The others possible names are Aviation, Honor, Heroes, Air Mobility, Airlifter, Airman, Peterson Ranch and Peterson Ranch Park.

Commissioners already tossed out the idea of naming the second park to be built in the Peterson Ranch after a person in August. All the streets in Peterson Ranch are named after Air Force bases.

Early last year, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission decided to name Peterson Ranch's other park, which is located on Vandenburg Drive, Patriot Park.

The commission had tossed out 26 other possible names that included the names of Air Force figures and that of a longtime Suisun City resident who had served in the military and worked at Travis Air Force Base.

The commissioners are expected to pick a minimum of three names they will send to the Suisun City Council later this fall for consideration.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Suisun City Council chamber at 701 Civic Center Blvd.

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