Sen. Wicker questions transfer of 10 C-130Js from Keesler to Arkansas

During Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee nominations hearing, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker questioned Gen. Paul J. Selva about the Air Force’s plan to transfer 10 C-130J aircraft from Keesler Air Force

Base to Little Rock Air Force Base.Wicker said he’s willing to work with the Air Force when it comes to making overall savings, but he questioned whether removing aircraft from an established base like Keesler is the answer.”It seems to me the reasons have never been fully explained,” he said.

Wicker acknowledged that every senator is going to defend their own bases, “but if it’s going to help the greater good count me in to be your teammate here.”

SunHerald
3/11/14