(KTVI) - Bad news Thursday for Scott Air Force Base. The base was not chosen as a site for the Air Force's next generation of refueling tankers.
84 bases across the country were competing for the KC-46-A tanker.
Thursday afternoon, newly elected Congressman Bill Enyart sat down with Mandy Murphey to share his disappointment.
But as a new member of the house armed services committee, Enyart hopes he will be able to help Scott get the next round of tankers.
Enyart tells me he has the full support of the Missouri and Illinois delegation to protect Scott and it's 13,000 jobs.
Boeing will begin making the new tankers in 2016.