Chief of Air Force Reserve Highlights Importance of Mission at Youngstown Air Reserve Station
Washington, DC – During an exchange at a hearing Tuesday at the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Lt. Gen. Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), a member of the Subcommittee, discussed mission of the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Lt. Gen Scobee told Congressman Ryan and the other Subcommittee members that the 910th was a priority for recapitalizing its older planes from C-130H to the newer model C-130J. Congressman Ryan had previously inserted, in a prior year Defense spending bill, report language directing the Air Force Reserve to prioritize Reserve Units with specialty missions.
“Our servicemembers at YARS put their lives on the line to protect our country. When they have to deal with outdated equipment, it becomes a safety and national security issue. It’s our responsibility in Congress to ensure that our Reservists have the equipment they need to be ready to complete their dangerous missions. I will continue to advocate for the funding and resources necessary for our servicemembers at YARS and across the nation to do their jobs,” said Congressman Ryan.