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Boozman Praises Air Force’s Commitment to Arkansas

Senator Applauds Recent Missions Awarded to Natural State During Hearing with USAF Leaders

Jun 08 2021

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) commended Air Force leaders for selecting Fort Smith as home for the Foreign Military Sales F-35 Squadron and the Singapore Air Force F-16 Squadron.

“Secretary Roth we appreciated your phone call last week regarding the basing of the F-35s and the Singapore Air Force F-16s. That was good news,” Boozman said during a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “It’s good for the area, but that really is the best decision for the country.”

Last week the Air Force announced the selection of Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith to host the future F-35 fighter planes and Singapore F-16 Squadron. The decision came on the heels of the announcement that the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base was selected as the new home of the Air National Guard’s C-130J Super Hercules training program. 

Boozman is a co-chairman of the Senate Air Force Caucus where he actively works with Members of Congress and Air Force leaders to ensure the U.S. has the resources and tools to maintain air superiority.