MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – The 911th airlift wing was in danger of being closed, but local leaders and the congressional delegation fought to keep it open.
Congressman Tim Murphy announced that they had been successful in that fight. By proving how useful the airlift wing is, the Air Force has decided to keep the 911th open through 2014.
It was February 2012, when word that the 911th Airlift Wing would close as part of cost-cutting measures by the Air Force.
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However, between the community, military men and women, and local politicians, they weren’t going down without a fight.
Congressman Murphy released a statement regarding the Air Force’s decision.
“With every bump in the road-and there were many-southwestern Pennsylvanians refused to give up. In the end, the Air Force finally agreed that the 911th is one of the most efficient, skilled, and mission-ready airlift units in the country,” Murphy said.