U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today demanded further information from the U.S. Air Force regarding the letter the Air Force sent to Rep. Miller informing her of their intention to receive an exemption and move forward with the planned changes to the A-10s based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Miller said:
"Earlier this year, we successfully fought the Administration's efforts to eliminate the 107th Fighter Squadron based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base by winning inclusion of strong protections in the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House. I will continue to fight any efforts to eliminate this unit.
"In the letter I received yesterday and the clarification I received today from the Air Force they acknowledge that current policy is that no aircraft are to be moved without congressional approval. We will continue to work with and consult the Michigan National Guard on any efforts to change the force structure of the 107th and will take whatever action is in the best interest of the Michigan Air Guard and our national defense.
"The Michigan National Guard stands ready to defend our state and our nation at a moment's notice and as the Representative of the 107th Fighter Squadron I stand ready at a moment's notice to protect their interests."