Here’s the news lede:
The 89th Airlift Wing activated two new squadrons on December 1, 2011, which are for the purpose of transporting the president and his support during the election season. The squadrons will be deactivated November 2, 2012.
The outrage, of course, is: OMG, wasted taxpayer dollars, etc, etc.
Here’s the reality. The same thing was done for president Bush in 2004. It’s called the Banner Express, and its purpose is to save money on the transportation during a period of heavy travel requirements.