Transparency provision sought in Air Force divestment at Seymour Johnson

(The Center Square) – Calling the elimination of an entire squadron and 520 jobs at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base unacceptable, U.S. Rep. Don Davis is steadfast alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Budd as leaders in Congress fighting to stop the change.

Davis, an Air Force veteran from Snow Hill just a few miles away from the base in Goldsboro, authored a provision that prevents an F-15E combat squadron from being divested. It’s in House Resolution 8070, the base bill for the National Defense Authorization Act in fiscal year 2025.

“We aren’t standing idly by as the proposed 520-job cut at Seymour Johnson threatens to damage eastern North Carolina’s economy,” Davis said in a release Tuesday. “I will continue fighting fiercely to keep all four squadrons in Wayne County and ensure economic stability in the East. Safeguarding our national security and preserving these jobs are not mutually exclusive, and the Air
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