Fitzgerald Statement on Air Force Plans to Close 911th Airlift Wing

Contact:Amie M. Downs, County
412-350-3711 office
412-327-3700 cell

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the United States Air Force of plan to close the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon within the next two years:

“I was extremely disappointed to hear the announcement today by the Air Force regarding the 911th.  This unit has been a vital part of our community, includes over 1,220 members, provides employment for over 300 civilians and provides tactical airlift support to members of our Armed Forces.  I intend to work closely with our Congressional delegation to answer this proposal and fight to keep the 911th Airlift Wing open, operating and protecting our region.”

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