President Obama should reconsider phasing out aircraft at Lakehurst, Smith says

assetContent (12)LAKEHURST — When President Obama visits Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Monday to thank American service members, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith wants the Commander in Chief to use the time to also reconsider plans phase out certain refueling aircraft. In a letter sent Friday to Obama, Smith (R-4th Dist.) said the “misguided proposal” of phasing out KC-10…

Posted: December 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “President Obama should reconsider phasing out aircraft at Lakehurst, Smith says”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 8:55 am on December 14th, 2014:

    This is just plain crazy to remove those aircraft before a replacement is ready. The President has no idea of the military importance of this base.

    For him though, anything to degrade the military works.

  2. Bob English said at 10:27 am on December 14th, 2014:

    In efforts to keep the base, its a very positive thing for those efforts that the President is visiting. I would suggest though that whomever is President is relying on the branches of the military to decide how and where they are going to spend their budget $$$ based on their needs.

    With that said, after the Fort Monmouth fiasco, its the responsibility of the President and Congress to make sure the information provided by those military leaders is thoroughly vetted and is in fact accurate.

    The question still unanswered about the information (about phantom cost savings to close Fort Monmouth) provided to BRAC by the Army/DOD is: was the inaccurate information BRAC was given done so intentionally in order to achieve a desired outcome (close the base) or whether it was done just because of sheer incompetence on the Army/DID’s part? Still waiting for an answer on that one.