Saturday, April 12, 2014

Keesler C-130Js topic on Hill

WASHINGTON -- Keesler Air Force Base's C-130Js were brought up by two Mississippi members of Congress during two hearings in Washington. Rep. Steven Palazzo, in front of the House Readiness Subcommittee hearing, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, grilled Air Force leaders about plans to move 10 aircraft to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Palazzo said it doesn’t make sense from a cost perspective or a readiness perspective. He pointed out that $58 million was spent on construction at Keesler in recent years to accommodate the planes. Wicker also questioned the savings. He said he doesn’t believe the numbers add up. (Source: Sun Herald, 04/10/14) Related