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Air base to get back planes cut last year

Two C-130s being returned to 109th Airlift Wing

An LC-130 takes off from Stratton Air National Guard Base in October, en route to Antarctica.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
An LC-130 takes off from Stratton Air National Guard Base in October, en route to Antarctica.
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Stratton Air National Guard Base will get back two of the three C-130H aircraft lost during military spending cuts last year. The U.S. Air Force decided to return the big transport airplanes to the base some time later this year, after they were trimmed from the budget in 2012. The bases in Glenville and Niagara Falls were among eight across the nation to see the return of aircraft lost through cuts made in the National ...


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