U.S. Air Force secretary tours HAFB

Mar 26 2012 - 12:25pm

LAYTON -- The Falcon Hill public/private venture, the Utah Test and Training Range, and the support and patriotism area residents demonstrate for the military, are a few reasons why Hill Air Force Base will weather $10 trillion in proposed military budget cuts.

That, according to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah.

But in the event politics should play a role in another round of Base Realignment and Closures, the congressional pair are taking no chances.

Hatch and Bishop, prior to meeting with U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley for a detailed tour of the base on Monday, were available to the media at KIHOMAC, a Layton company that partners with the base to design and manufacture components for extending the life of the A-10 aircraft.

Donley was not made available to the media, but according to a source, his visit with Bishop and Hatch -- on invitation extended to Donley by the senator -- involved a tour itinerary consisting of several pages long.

"This is a critical base for the Air Force," Hatch said. "But we're concerned about the BRAC process."

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