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911th to Stay Open Until at Least 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 15 March 2013 | Tracie Mauriello

Posted on 03/15/2013 1:55:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

WASHINGTON -- The 911th Airlift Wing is safe, Air Force officials told Pennsylvania's congressional delegation this morning, reversing the military's decision last year to wind down operations and close the base by September. The base will keep its seven C-130 planes and even get one more, officials said after speaking with the Air Force this morning.

"In the end, the Air Force finally agreed that the 911th is one of the most efficient, skilled, and mission-ready airlift units in the country," said U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, whose district includes the base.

The 911th Airlift Wing will remain open until at least 2014. (Video by Nate Guidry; 3/13/2014) The Air Force has fully funded the 911th through 2014 and has committed to fully funding and staffing it, delegation members said.

"It's as safe as any other base now," said Congressman Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 911; airforce
Great news for the Pittsburgh area, but the weasel words of Congresscitter Doyle means ObaMao will be back next year.

Doyle is the lone RAT congress critter in all of western PA now.

1 posted on 03/15/2013 1:55:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

in other words, once the election is over it will disappear.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 1:56:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Vigilanteman
They fly over my house almost every day.

God bless 'em.

3 posted on 03/15/2013 2:11:16 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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