WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWO) – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced Wednesday that language he authored will be passed to the House Armed Services Committee for a vote next week.
This is after the subcommittee approved the language that encourages the transition from A-10s to F-16s at the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
Banks worked to have the language included in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Banks released a statement regarding his request:
“The transition to F-16s from A-10s in Fort Wayne is vitally important. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to advocate for the 122nd Fighter Wing in committee hearings and ultimately have language specific to Fort Wayne included in the NDAA. As directed by this provision, I look forward to hearing from the Secretary of the Air Force on the Air Force’s plan for F-16 basing nationwide in the active Air Force, the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard.”