Tom Corbett on Homeland Security
Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA
Today, I've brought along some special guests. They represent the men and women of this state who wear the uniform of our country, and the many who have served in theaters of war. This past year, the 104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit of the
Pennsylvania National Guard, completed a deployment in Afghanistan. Our guests are among the brave and highly skilled Apache helicopter pilots who carried out that mission.
We are proud to have the Apaches based in Pennsylvania.
Recently though, the Army announced a plan to take many of these helicopters with their pilots out of Pennsylvania.
I am going to fight to keep them here.
As a former member of the 28th AVBN, Pennsylvania National Guard, the pride I have for our pilots runs deep.
Source: 2014 State of the State speech to Pennsylvania legislature
, Feb 4, 2014
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