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In the Military: Legislators appeal to prevent loss of aircraft at Stratton

Maj. Josh Neilson is shown in the cockpit of an LC-130H plane at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville last month. He was part of the 109th Airlift Wing crew that evacuated seven badly burned fishermen from the fishing vessel Jeong Woo 2 to New Zealand on Jan. 13.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Maj. Josh Neilson is shown in the cockpit of an LC-130H plane at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville last month. He was part of the 109th Airlift Wing crew that evacuated seven badly burned fishermen from the fishing vessel Jeong Woo 2 to New Zealand on Jan. 13.
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Looming cuts to defense spending has some federal legislators fearing that Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville could once again face losing its C-130H aircraft to military downsizing or consolidation. New York's senate and congressional delegations co-authored a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last month urging him to leave the aircraft at the base. Relocating the planes to another base would have a negative impact on the readiness and training of the ...

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gina99
February 2, 2012
2:13 p.m.

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Tonko should never discuss military matters. Zero credibility.

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