Mar 20 2015

"That does not pass the laugh test unless the Air Force Reserve Command expects the Pope C-130s to be converted to drones - no pilots, no air wing," Tillis said in a statement.

The senator said he also wants to know if the Air Force consulted with Army leaders at Fort Bragg before deciding to deactivate the 440th.

In answers to a similar question by Hagan last year, Air Force officials said they did not consult with Fort Bragg leaders.

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