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Pat Toomey For Vice President?

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA today by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/29/2012

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911th Airlift Wing Supporters Greet First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Pittsburgh to help her husband’s re-election efforts, but to also honor military families. Her first stop was the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township which has been targeted for closure by the Air Force.


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Sen. Casey Meets With Vice President Over Future Of 911th Airlift Wing

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Pittsburgh included more than just politicking. He also caught some of Saturday’s NCAA Tournament action at CONSOL Energy Center. But earlier in the day, he met with Sen. Bob Casey who is among the lawmakers fighting the planned closure of the 911th Airlift Wing.


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Obama Weighs In On 911th Airlift Wing

The decision to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township has engendered bipartisan criticism from local officials, but what about the Commander in Chief?


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Members Of 32nd Aerial Port Squadron Return Home

Family and friends gathered Saturday night at the Air Reserve Station in Moon Township to welcome home members of the 32nd Aerial Port Squadron.


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Local Officials Stress Opposition To 911th Airlift Wing Closure

The battle over the proposed closure of the 911th Airlift Wing and downsizing of the 171st Air Refueling Wing is heating up.


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Congressman Murphy Not Giving Up On 911th Airlift Wing

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.


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Sen. Casey: Air Force Should Close Golf Courses Before Bases

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.


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F-18 Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing

An F-18 fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International Airport late Friday because of a possible engine fire.


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911th Airlift Wing Members Return From Afghanistan

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.


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Jason Altmire Talks Western Pa. With Rob Pratte

Jason Altmire talked to Rob Pratte this morning about everything from Hines Ward to The Royal Dutch Shale Cracker Plant.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/12/2012

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Congressman Tim Murphy Discusses 911th Airlift Wing Closing

Congressman Tim Murphy joined Rob Pratte to talk about the Air Force cuts that affect the 911th Airlift Wing.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/11/2012

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Future Of 911th Airlift Wing Main Topic At Change Of Command Ceremony

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.


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Community Concerned About Future Of 911th Airlift Wing

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.


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Robert Mangino and Military Analyst Jeff McCausland Discuss the 911th Airlift Wing Closing

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/03/2012