Sunday, July 24, 2011
With a September 30th date fast approaching for the handover of the former Air National Guard Base to the City of Springfield. Plans are being formulated to turn the airport into possible use as an assault strip for the C-17s from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Currently the 445th AW have been flying to Washington state and South Carolina to practice take-offs and landings. Turning KSGH into an assault strip for those training purposes would save in fuel and costs. Not to mention giving us Milcom monitors more to listen to.