WASHINGTON — Funding for KC-46A refueling tankers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst would speed up and President Donald Trump would be barred from beginning a new round of base closings under legislation setting defense policy for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2018. The $692 billion National Defense Authorization Act, an annual bill setting Congress’ defense policies,… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 16th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: BRAC, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, KC-46A Pegasus, New Jersey | Comments Off on Republicans send Trump a message: Hands off N.J.’s big military base
Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today applauded the Air Force’s decision to begin basing new KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tankers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in the 2021 fiscal year. This decision will accelerate an infusion of military construction at the Joint Base and prioritizes Joint Base receipt of the aircraft at a time when the Administration is requesting a new base closure round in 2021.
“The Air Force decision is good news for the State of New Jersey and for our national security,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “It is a tribute to the outstanding Air Force and Air National Guard airmen and the important missions they perform.”admin | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, KC-46A Pegasus, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, Press Release, U. S. Air Force | Comments Off on Guadagno Applauds Air Forces’s Choice of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst For Refueling Jets
The United States Air Force has selected Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) to be the first military installation to to sequence its new KC-46A refueling jets, according to an announcement by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4)
The KC-46A is the first phase of a 3-phase effort to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging tanker fleet. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps as well as allied nation coalition force aircraft, according to the Air Force.
This is a big win for New Jersey jobs, Smith said.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, KC-46A Pegasus, New Jersey, U. S. Air Force | Comments Off on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be first to get Air Force refueling jets