U. S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, who serve together as members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urged the U.S. Air Force today to provide the 139th Airlift Wing at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base in St. Joseph with a c-130 simulator. In a letter to Air Force Chief of Staff, the Missouri Senators noted that the simulator facility would achieve considerable cost saving to the taxpayer and serve as an effective and comprehensive training component. Last month, Blunt and McCaskill also encouraged the Air Force to consider assigning additional C-130 aircraft at the Rosecrans Air National Guard Base. In response, the Air Force has stationed 11 C-130 aircraft at the 139th Airlift Wing.
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