Balderson Pushes Back on Proposed Reduction of Air Force Fleet that Could Impact the 179th
Washington, July 8, 2020
WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide a long-term fleet management plan for C-130 aircraft, in response to a proposed reduction of the C-130H fleet within Air National Guard (ANG) units, which could jeopardize the Mansfield-Lahm 179th Airlift Wing’s mission. As the House Committee on Armed Services continues its work on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2021, Balderson and his colleagues’ letter also urges the committee to require the Air Force to provide data-driven reasoning for a smaller C-130 fleet.
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