The 440th Airlift Wing located at Pope Field has been slated for deactivation under the proposed Air Force budget. The 440th Airlift Wing is a critical component in the high level training and timely deployment of our Airborne and Special Operations forces. Additionally, the deactivation will impact approximately 1600 jobs in our community and $77.8 million could be removed from our local economy.

On behalf of the residents of the City of Fayetteville and in unified support of our military soldiers and airmen, a resolution is available for residents to sign that expresses opposition to the deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing and petitions Congress to modify the Air Force budget to preserve the 440th Airlift Wing.

To include your name with the resolution and show your support for keeping the 440th Airlift Wing at Pope Army Airfield, click here http://fayettevilleoutfront.com/surveys/save-the-440th-citizen-resolution

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Attachment: Slideshow - C-130

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Fort Bragg has a long history with the C-130. The C-130H is the aircraft used by the 440th Airlift Wing. The C-130 was first introduced in 1956. C-130H was introduced in 1974. The next model, the C-130J, was introduced in 1999. Originally, the 440th was slated to replace the C-130H with the C-130J, but plans were delayed.

Attachment: Document - City of Fayetteville Resolution

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On March 24, 2014 the Fayetteville City Council passed and approved a resolution to petition Congress and request the Air Force's budget to be modified to protect the 440th Airlift Wing.

Attachment: Document - Harnett County Resolution

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On April 7, 2014 the Harnett County Board of Commissioners passed and approved a resolution to petition Congress and request the Air Force's budget to be modified to protect the 440th Airlift Wing.

Attachment: Document - Cumberland County Resolution

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On April 7, 2014 the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners passed and approved a resolution to petition Congress and request the Air Force's budget to be modified to protect the 440th Airlift Wing.

The 440th Airlift Wing is a critical component in the high level training and timely deployment of our Airborne and Special Operations forces at Fort Bragg. The placement of the C-130H at Fort Bragg has proven to be a critical asset to mission essential parameters of rapid response, global reach of the forces, and critical training of the forces.

It is estimated that 440th Airlift Wing leaving would have a $77.8 million impact on the local economy.

How would the 440th Airlift Wing affect you? What impact do you think it will have on Fort Bragg?