SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, MO (KTVI)-- With President Barack Obama proposing a new round of military base closures, Illinois' two senators have been bringing out the heavy artillery to protect and defend Scott Air Force Base.
On Tuesday, the Secretary of the Air Force Debra Lee James toured the base.
She told the delegation, that included both U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, that if she was a betting woman, she would double down on the future of Scott Air Force Base.
Area leaders and businesses say they are encouraged by her words, but realize a base closure commission will ultimately make the decision.