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Fort Smith receives additional air base funding for pilot training mission

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The city of Fort Smith will receive $208 million for the mission’s future pilot training sites and pilot training center thanks to the FY24 Defense Appropriations bill that was signed into law on Saturday. On March 9, The FY24 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was signed which gave the city $83 million for the construction, planning, and design for Ebbing Air National Guard Base’s pilot training center. “We’re very, very delighted that the funding is now starting to flow,” Fort Smith...

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