COLUMBUS—State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) announced today the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 7 out of the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee. H.C.R. 7 would urge Congress and the Department of Defense to maintain the C-130 fleet of the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio.
"As a former member of our state's National Guard, I cannot tell you how important our airmen are to the mission of serving Ohio," said Johnson, who is vice chair of the committee. "The 179th Airlift Wing and their fleet of C-130 aircraft has served Ohioans honorably for over 40 years, and I urge both Congress and the Department of Defense to allow them to continue their mission."