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Gulf state governors oppose moving C-130s

Mar. 7, 2012 - 06:50PM   |   Last Updated: Mar. 7, 2012 - 06:50PM  |  
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Five Gulf Coast states' governors are fighting an Air Force proposal to move eight planes out of Texas that are used for post-hurricane evacuations.

The governors sent a letter to the Obama administration this week in response to proposed Air Force budget cuts. They include moving the Texas Air National Guard C-130 Hercules planes away from a Fort Worth base in two years.

The letter signed by governors of Texas, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi says moving the aircraft means it would take days instead of hours to mobilize them in a disaster.

An Air Force spokeswoman referred questions to the Air National Guard on Wednesday. Guard officials wouldn't say if the planes will be moved to Montana as some governors and congressional leaders have reported.

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