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Rep. Tom Graves, Georgia Delegation Urges Army to Equip Hunter Army Airfield


Washington, December 12, 2016 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) along with Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), and Reps. Buddy Carter (GA-01), Sanford Bishop (GA-02) and Austin Scott (GA-08) urged the U.S. Army to relocate a helicopter battalion stationed in Europe to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia.

“As you work through your priorities in the Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review (SPAR), we would appreciate your consideration of Georgia as a means to support the Army’s continued mission sets, and our nation’s strategic needs,” said the Georgia congressional delegation in a letter to General Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff. “A fully-equipped Apache Battalion along our southeastern corridor, coupled with the support infrastructure at Hunter Army Airfield could prove to be a highly lethal force that provides flexibility and options to our Army.”

The letter also reinforces the need to move forward with plans to construct necessary hangars at Hunter Army Airfield, which were postponed due to budget restraints brought on by sequestration. 

“With the planning and design work complete, the [hangar] project is ready to go as soon as funding is made available,” the delegation continued. “We commit that we will do our part and work alongside the Army and the new Administration to help restore this combat aviation capability back to Hunter.”

View the full letter HERE.

 

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