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Gov. Corbett Plans Stop at the 911th Airlift Wing to Support Threatened Base

The governor is expected to join supporters who aim to prevent the closure of the base in Moon Township.

Gov. Tom Corbett will speak today at the Moon Township-based 911th Airlift Wing, urging lawmakers to prevent a closure of air base. 

Corbett will speak at 10 a.m. at the base, according to the governor's press office. 

He is expected to announce his support for keeping the Air Force Reserve base open amid continued efforts by the military to close the installation.

The Air Force has targeted the base for closure as a cost-cutting measure. More than 1,100 reservists and 300 civilian personnel would be impacted by the potential closure. 

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