911th Airlift Wing
The battle over the proposed closure of the 911th Airlift Wing and downsizing of the 171st Air Refueling Wing is heating up.
The future of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township looks bleak. It appears federal officials are not changing their stance about closing the base, which means the Pennsylvania Air Guard Refueling Wing is also expected to lose a number of jobs.
Senator Bob Casey was in Pittsburgh Friday afternoon, meeting privately with officials at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township. The base is slated to be closed, but Casey says the Air Force has some misplaced priorities.
An F-18 fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International Airport late Friday because of a possible engine fire.
More than 20 members of the 911th Airlift Wing’s Civil Engineering Squadron returned to Pittsburgh Monday night after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
Jason Altmire talked to Rob Pratte this morning about everything from Hines Ward to The Royal Dutch Shale Cracker Plant.
Congressman Tim Murphy joined Rob Pratte to talk about the Air Force cuts that affect the 911th Airlift Wing.
There was a change of command for the 171st Air Refueling Wing Sunday morning. The ceremony was held at the base in Findlay Township at 10 a.m. as Col. Anthony J. Carrelli took over as new commander. Several military dignitaries attended the ceremony.
There’s an air of sadness in Moon Township after the Air Force announced plans to close the 911th Airlift Wing in the next two years.
Robert Mangino spoke with CBS Military Analyst and former Colonel Jeff McCausland about the implications of the Defense Department’s intent to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township.
Robert Mangino talked to Senator Bob Casey tonight on News Radio 1020 KDKA about the intention of the Defense Department to close the 911th Airlift Wing and its implications for Southwest Pennsylvania.
As part of the Air Force reorganization the Pentagon announced today the 911th’s 7 C-130 cargo planes are going to be decommissioned leaving the Air Force Base without any planes.
On Thursday, Captain Clark’s remains passed through Pittsburgh International Airport before reaching his final resting place in his hometown of Emporium, Pa. Personnel from the 911th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command participated in the dignified transfer.
Being overseas in the military has plenty of hardships, but for two local servicemen, they missed the births of their children. However, there was a happy reunion Wednesday between the men, their wives and their newborns.
The sky will be filled with acrobatic aircrafts this weekend. The 10th annual Wings Over Pittsburgh Air Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township.