Air Force plans to pull controllers at Alexandria airport

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Written by: Billy Gunn

Local airport officials and others are fighting Air Force plans that would disband the Louisiana Air National Guard squadron of air traffic controllers working at Alexandria International Airport and transfer the 110-airman unit to other U.S. flight duties by Oct. 1.

England Airpark Director Jon Grafton said Monday the Air Force made the "surprise announcement" to air park officials and others in March.

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Air Force Announces Closure Of 259Th Air Traffic Control Squadron At England Airpark

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