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Release No: 674-10
July 29, 2010

Air Force Announces C-27J Basing Proposal

            The Department of the Air Force announced today its candidate basing decision for the C-27J operations and training aircraft.

            The secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force approved C-27J operations and training candidate bases.  Training candidates are:  Key Field Air Guard Station, Miss; Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, Ohio.  Operations candidates are:  Boise Air Terminal Air Guard Station, Idaho; and Great Falls International Airport, Mont.  The Air Force will conduct site surveys at the candidate locations and initiate the environmental impact analysis process in preparation for a final selection.

            The C-27J is a twin turboprop engine aircraft designed to meet an Air Force requirement for a rugged, medium size airland transport.  The C-27J gives U.S. military troops a unique, short-take-off-and-landing capability, providing access to airstrips otherwise unusable by fixed-wing aircraft.

            For more information contact the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office at 703-695-0640.

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