Eight Senators led by Montana's duo, Sen. Max Baucus (D) and Sen. Jon Tester (D), called on Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Craig McKinley to reconsider the beddown plan for the C-27J transport fleet, June 27, 2011. In a letter that day, they proposed a new scheme: increase the fleet size from 38 to 42 and assign six C-27s to each of the seven beddown locations already identified. Here, a C-27 assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing on display at its home station of Mansfield Lahm Airport.
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