posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:22 AM
There is some wackiness going on about a number of C-130's being moved from Texas to Montana. There is quite a buzz about the plan. If it's such a bad
decision to move the planes, which are used to provide personnel and supplies during disasters
, then why are they doing
it? Is something really going down soon in Montana that they would need eight C-130's in the near future?
Perry: Feds Erring Over Plan to Move Fort Worth's C-130s
Gov. Rick Perry says a proposal to shift eight Air Force planes used for disaster relief from Texas to Montana ranks as "one of the worst
decisions" the federal government has made.
The cargo planes provide personnel and supplies during disasters.
"Texas has been hit with more major disasters over the last 60 years than any other state, and the C-130 aircraft has been an instrumental part of our
emergency response, airlifting evacuees from coastal hospitals and bringing supplies and life-saving equipment to the Gulf Coast," said Lt. Gov. David
Dewhurst. "I believe keeping these eight C-130s in Texas is a cost-effective way for the U.S. Air Force to maintain mission readiness, and their
failure to justify the transfer of these critically important aircraft is unacceptable."
The Air Force wants to move the planes to Montana as part of proposed budget cuts.
edit on 4/12/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo