Nobody cares that the Sonic Boom scared your dog or woke your baby or made you shit your pants. Because what you are hearing is the sound of the most elite modern aircraft preparing themselves for the day that they might actually have to fly into combat and protect this country.
Here's the deal people. We live on an Air Fore Base. The Air Force is pretty synonymous with aircraft that can flight fast enough to break the sound barrier. Believe it or not, the Navy does too. Gone are the days of dog fighting with the P-40. When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, the first Sonic Boom was heard over Edwards AFB and the US military hasn't looked back since. Nor should they. Billions of tax dollars go into developing the most sophisticated, elite fighting force the world has seen, with air craft that can fly higher and faster then our enemies who would do us harm. Strike First, Strike Hard and get our Men and Women home safely.
|Imagine the bitching if this had happened today|
Welcome to the military, Sweetcheeks! Nobody on this base is concerned with your comforts, except maybe your fellow wives who are just as special as you are. Nobody cares if you want a quiet environment for your baby to sleep in or that your dog gets the dry heaves and shakes like a crack addicted hula dancer's hips when he hears loud noises. I would dare you to knock on the Brig. General's door to tell him that the loud planes overhead disturbed the peaceful refuge you tried to achieve and you would like to request quiet hours while your precious lil' cherub tries to nap. Be sure to come back to Facebook and let us all know how that goes.
I'm sure after he finishes clutching his sides from the stitch he gets from laughing at you, that he will then tell you that this base is a test facility, long before you ever got here. He will probably tell you that the base is about conducting and supporting research and development of flight and that infant sleep study does not fall into the realm of that research.
Those booms that you hear are the United States Military (and NASA too) doing all that they can to make tomorrow a safer place for all, even your screaming baby.