Sen. Brown to visit Youngstown, comments on aircraft upgrade

Sen. Sherrod Brown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sherrod Brown called for Youngstown aircraft to be replaced, shortly before a planned visit to the city.

The Youngstown Air Reserve Station could be getting an upgraded fleet of C-130s if local legislators have their way. Sen. Brown, along with Sen. Rob Portman and Congressmen Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan, wrote a letter to the U.S. Air Force.

They urged for the aging C-130H aircrafts to be replaced with new C-130J models, so the 910th Airlift wing could continue its aerial spray missions safely and without interruption.

“It will mean that the spraying and the things that the pilots and the crews in Youngstown do will continue to be important to our country, and will continue to be done with the best, the most up-to-date equipment,” Brown said.

The senator will be in Youngstown on Monday, visiting Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. He’ll discuss a tax break for organizations and people who donate food.

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