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Air Base Getting New Planes And Over 180 Jobs

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  Original Published: 3/28/2013

Great news for the Mansfield Lahm Air Base.

The Mansfield Air National Guard will receive a new mission creating more than 180 jobs for the base.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Thursday the base would get eight C-130H planes from the Air Force.
 

Brown praised President Obama for keeping his promise to work with the Department of Defense to find a mission for the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base.

"This is great news for the Mansfield Air Base and the citizens of north central Ohio. I applaud the White House for keeping its word that President Obama was "committed" to bringing a new mission to Mansfield. I was proud to fight for these new jobs which will ensure Mansfield remains an economic driver in the region and a critical hub for our nation's security," Brown said.

Last month Brown met with then secrectary of defense nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel. During the meeting, Brown pressed Sec. Hagel on his support for a new mission at Mansfield Lahm and reminded him of President Obama's "Commitment" to the base and finding it a new mission.

Brown has consistently fought for the Mansfield Base and the jobs it supports. Brown helped secure funding for the construction of the $6.8 million RED HORSE facility at the base.

 The Armed Forces Reserve Center is a new, $16 million facility used for administrative, storage, and training purposes. It also houses the 3rd Platoon of the Army Reserve 486th Engineers.

 

   
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