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Kankakee Daily-Journal - Kinzinger Pleased with "60 Minutes" Outcome

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By Dennis Yohnka

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, tapped into his Air National Guard experience to weigh in on Sunday night's "60 Minutes," which featured the stories of two military pilots who expressed safety concerns over the F-22.

And apparently, he made an impact. The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services concluded that no retaliation would be taken against the two military pilots who spoke out about their concerns.

"I am extremely pleased to hear from Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger that the Air Force will treat Maj. Jeremy Gordon and Capt. Josh Wilson as whistle-blowers, and that no retribution will be taken against them as a result of their decision to step forward," Kinzinger announced in a press release.

He added that the focus should now shift to finding ways to improve the F-22 program, and ensuring that pilots who feel uncomfortable with the F-22 will not lose their flying privileges.

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