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Michigan's 15 US reps ask Selfridge base cut delay

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Posted: Mar 13, 2012 10:53 AM
Michigan's 15 US reps ask Selfridge base cut delay

Michigan's 15 members U.S. House members have signed a letter urging a delay in proposed cuts at the Selfridge and Kellogg air bases that would cost the state about 850 jobs.

The nine Republicans and six Democrats signed a letter Monday asking the House and Senate armed services committees to postpone action pending a review.

The Air Force says Selfridge Air National Guard Base would lose 724 jobs with the relocation of 24 A-10 fighters. It's in Macomb County's Harrison Township, near Detroit.

Kellogg Air Guard Station in Battle Creek would lose a net 122 jobs.

Michigan Democratic U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow earlier criticized the cuts. Levin chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and says he'll question the Air Force's top brass at a hearing March 20.