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Senator Diane Allen Senator Diane Allen (R-7)
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January 12, 2017
Allen Praises Decision to Station New Tanker Planes at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) issued the following statement in response to recent reports that the United States Air Force will station 24 of its new KC-46A refueling tankers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst:

New KC-46A refueling tankers will be stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (Boeing)

“This is great news not just for the Joint Base, but for all of New Jersey,” Senator Allen said. “The base is going to be an outstanding home for these new jets since it already has the infrastructure and facilities needed thanks to its existing contingent of older tanker aircraft.”

“Joint Base MDL provides our state with thousands of great jobs, and that’s why I sponsored a resolution urging the Air Force and Congress to pick it as the new home for the KC-46s. This new mission will ensure the base remains a viable military installation for decades to come,” Allen added.

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