Feb 23 2015

Washington Free Beacon

Anderson’s comments add to mounting support on Capitol Hill for maintaining the airlift unit. Sen. Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) expressed concerns on Friday about the proposed inactivation of the 440th in a letter to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.

“The anticipated deactivation of the 440th AW would come at a time when the nation is facing growing uncertainty abroad that could require a military response—a response that only forces at Fort Bragg can provide,” Tillis wrote.

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