Skip to comments.911th to Stay Open Until at Least 2014
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.
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Doyle is the lone RAT congress critter in all of western PA now.
in other words, once the election is over it will disappear.
God bless 'em.