JS Posted February 27, 2012 Share Posted February 27, 2012 Maybe my wording got lost in my attempt at cynicism, but you don't think that all three branches (if you want to call them that) of the Air Force - Guard, AFRC, and AD - are going to throw out the political card and all three ultimately wind up losing in the end? To me, I really don't see much of a difference - politically - in closing an active duty base or unit versus a guard or reserve unit. The local and state politicians are going to be just as up in arms. Would the senators and congressmen from Mississippi sit by and watch if the AFRC Herks at Keesler vanished as opposed to the guard C-17's in Jackson? Would the politicians do nothing if they tried to close an active duty base in the state such as Columbus, as opposed to, God-forbid, the Northrop Shipyard? Look at Georgia. I have a feeling that the "powerful politicians" would be just as pissed if the AD mission at Moody was BRACed, or if the AFRC planes at Dobins disappeared, or if the Guard unit in Macon closed, or if something happened to prevent the Lockheed Plant in Marietta from producing more Herks. I throw these major civilian businesses associated with each state into this argument because I believe those entities are playing a large role in the horse trading that is going on at the Congressional level that will ultimately decide which Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty units stay open. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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