Feb 4 2015

Fayetteville Observer

"I'm more worried about Pope Field going forward," he said of Fort Bragg's largest airfield. "It looks like at the current course and speed it could wither away."

Tillis said he wanted an opportunity to convince Carter that the decision to inactive the 440th Airlift Wing was not a North Carolina issue, but "perhaps not a good strategic decision."

At the same time, he offered Carter the opportunity to convince him and others to support the Air Force plan.

"Absolutely, you have that," Carter said of a promise to meet with Tillis and others.

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