— State Senator Larry Obhof today gave testimony in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 5
, which urges Congress and the U.S. Air Force to maintain the C-27J program at the 179th
Airlift Wing based out of the Ohio Air National Guard station in Mansfield. The Air Force has proposed retiring a number of aircraft, including the C-27J Spartan – a twin turboprop used to transport troops and supplies. Retiring or relocating the aircraft would result in the loss of 800 jobs in the Mansfield community.