04.15.15

Recent Air Force Report is a Disappointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) released a statement following yesterday’s release of the United States Air Force’s mandatory “Report on C-130 Force Structure” to Congress.  The report outlines the Air Force’s plan to shutter the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg.

“The recent Air Force report is a complete disappointment.  Closing one of the country’s unique training and support elements for our airborne forces and special operators would be a terrible strategic decision.  I will continue to work with the North Carolina delegation and my colleagues in Congress to find a solution that preserves the readiness of our critical airborne, rapid deployment capability.”