michigan air national guard http://michiganradio.org en Senator Levin has “tough questions” on proposed air guard cuts http://michiganradio.org/post/senator-levin-has-%E2%80%9Ctough-questions%E2%80%9D-proposed-air-guard-cuts <p>Michigan&rsquo;s 15 members of congress are questioning proposed cuts that affect the state&rsquo;s air national guard bases. They sent letters to both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees Monday. The congressional delegation joined Governor Rick Snyder, who questioned Secretary of Defense Leon Penetta about the cuts (along with other governors) in a letter last week.</p><p>The cuts would eliminate more than 600 positions; although most are part-time jobs with the Michigan Air National Guard. The two bases affected are in Battle Creek and near Mt. Clemens.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:41:29 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6607 at http://michiganradio.org Senator Levin has “tough questions” on proposed air guard cuts Pentagon plan will cut deep into the Michigan Air National Guard http://michiganradio.org/post/pentagon-plan-will-cut-deep-michigan-air-national-guard <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">A Pentagon report says planned Air National Guard cuts would eliminate about 850 jobs at Michigan&#39;s Selfridge and Kellogg bases, drawing criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Carl Levin and others from the state&#39;s congressional delegation.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The Detroit News quotes an Air Force report saying Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County&#39;s Harrison Township would lose 724 jobs with the relocation A-10 fighters.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">It says Kellogg Air Guard Station in Battle Creek would lose a net 122 jobs.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Democrat Levin says he&#39;s asked the military to give him &quot;the methodology and justification for these plans.&quot; He says he&#39;ll question the Air Force secretary and chief of staff in committee March 20.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Harrison Township Republican Rep. Candice Miller calls the cuts &quot;a step in the wrong direction.&quot;</span> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 02:53:47 +0000 The Associated Press 6529 at http://michiganradio.org Pentagon plan will cut deep into the Michigan Air National Guard