SGMAC believes Air Force understands importance of Moody AFB
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
The South Georgia Military Affairs Committee believes Air Force officials understand how important Moody Air Force Base is to South Georgia with steep defense cuts looming in coming years.
In March, the Air Force announced plans to retire its entire fleet of A-10 aircraft in 2015, including those stationed at Moody. That decision though is facing opposition in Congress.
That was one of the many topics the SGMAC discussed with the Deputy Secretary of the Air Force and Georgia's Congressional delegation during a trip to Washington, D.C. at the end of April.
"[The Deputy Secretary] did make us feel very comfortable that Moody is very highly perceived, it's viewed as a top notch base," said Cindy Pullen, chairperson with the Lakeland-Lanier Chamber of Commerce and member of SGMAC.
Pullen said they weren't able to get a definitive answer as to if and when the Air Force would begin reducing the number of A-10's.