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Warner And Kaine Applaud Selection Of Joint Base Langley-Eustis As A Finalist For New Air Force Support Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised today’s news that the United States Air Force is considering Joint Base Langley-Eustis as one of four finalists for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).  Warner and Kaine met with senior Air Force leadership in July to urge the selection of Joint Base Langley-Eustis as it considered sites across the country. In a time of sequestration and austerity for the military, this new headquarters could bring up to 350 positions to Hampton, Virginia.

“Langley-Eustis and the Hampton Roads region offer tremendous benefits, including a highly skilled workforce, access to first-rate facilities, and unmatched quality of service for military men and women and their families,” said Warner. “I am pleased Langley has earned a spot as a finalist as a result of the Air Force evaluation.”  

“Joint Base Langley-Eustis has the ideal combination of a supportive community, extensive Air Force presence, and existing commands to ensure the success of this new Air Force center, “said Kaine.  “The Secretary of the Air Force should select Joint Base Langley-Eustis as the final location of this important support center.”

The Air Force will execute site surveys of the different candidates over the upcoming weeks and release its final decision for the location of the headquarters in January 2015.