The Republic: Baucus, Tester says Montana Air National Guard promised new mission, plane by administration

The Montana Air National Guard is being promised a new airplane and a new mission to replace the F-15s being taken away.

U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus say the Obama administration promises to include a new mission based around the C-130 transport plane as part of the president’s new budget plan.

The Democrats say that the C-130 is a “highly-valued mission” that will make sure the Great Falls air base and its airmen are kept in action.

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