“Why on Earth we would jeopardize the training and readiness in that context – the only place on the planet where we do that? It just doesn’t make sense to me,” Tillis said in an interview following the release of a congressionally mandated Air Force report on its plans for the airlift wing.
The plan to inactivate the air wing, a budget-cutting measure, would save $116 million, according to the Air Force report…
… “This is about getting our forces prepared to complete the mission that we expect them to be able to complete,” Tillis said, but added, “My heart does go out to the people affected by this. We know they all have jobs through the end of September.”
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