Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Wing could resume flying
The State Journal Record reports that U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Sen. Dick Durbin have proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the U.S. Air Force to ransfer active aircraft to the Guard unit in Springfield.
The 183rd Wing, located at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, flew F-16s until the mid-2000s when the unit became a repair team and an Air Operations Group.
Durbin, of Springfield, says he wants to ensure the wing remains a priority for the Department of Defense.
An Illinois National Guard spokesman says a flying mission would bring more money into the local economy.