C-17 squadron for 911th Airlift Wing included in Obama’s budget

BY TOM FONTAINE / Tribune Review

The Air Force is requesting $85 million to establish Moon’s 911th Airlift Wing as the home of a new C-17 squadron in a move that could add up to 200 local jobs and end uncertainty that has hovered over the base for decades.

The funding request is part of President Obama’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget for the fiscal year starting in October.

“It’s going to secure the future of the 911th. I don’t think we’ll be fighting BRAC again,