U.S. House appropriations committee adopts language in 2013 defense appropriations bill blocking air force move to eliminate air national guard and air force reserve units

Rep. Lummis Amendment, supported by Congressman Alexander, Prohibits Air Force from using Fiscal Year 2012 or 2013 Funds to Eliminate Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve Aircraft or Units.

Important First Step in Saving 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron at Alexandria International Airport

England Airpark:  May 24, 2012

Louisiana Secretary of Transportation LeBAS Opposes Air Force Recommendation to Shut Down 259th Ait Traffic Control Squadron

Secretary of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Sends Letter to Congressional Delegation outlining opposition to Air Force Recommendation 

England Airpark:  May 22, 2012

General Opposes Air Force Recommendation To Shut Down 259 Air Traffic Control Squadron

MAJOR GENERAL (RET) BENNETT C. LANDRENEAU OPPOSES AIR FORCE RECOMMENDATION TO SHUT DOWN 259 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SQUADRON

Former Adjutant General of Louisiana Sends Letter to Congressional Delegation outlining opposition to Air Force Recommendation

England Airpark: April 19, 2012

Louisiana Legislature adopts resolution to reverse the disbanding of the 259th Squadron

LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE ADOPTS SCR-55: RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE 259TH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SQUADRON LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD AND URGES THE LOUISIANA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO TAKE ACTION TO REVERSE THE DISBANDING OF THE SQUADRON

Senator Gallot thanks Senate and House for their Quick Work; Praises Colleagues

England Airpark:  April 11, 2012

Petition to keep 259th on airport website

Story courtesy of The Town Talk

England Airpark has put an online petition on its website that asks for support in opposing Air Force plans to disband the Louisiana Air National Guard 259 Air Traffic Controller squadron, whose airman man the control tower at Alexandria International Airport.

Supporters can log onto www.englandairpark.org and click on "Support the Effort," which has a photo of 259th airmen and the airport.

Senators Introduce Resolution Supporting the 259th ATC Squadron

SENATORS GALLOT , LONG, KOSTELKA , RISER, ADLEY, LAFLEUR, SMITH, WALSWORTH AND REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS, ARMES, BROWN, COX, HAZEL INTRODUCE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING 259th AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SQUADRON

SCR-55 Asks Congress to Reverse the Disbanding of the Squadron

England Airpark:  April 11, 2012

Airpark calls for support to keep controllers at Alexandria airport

Story Courtesy of The Town Talk
Written by: Billy Gunn

The board that oversees England Airpark is asking Central Louisiana governments and agencies to adopt an airpark-written resolution that opposes Air Force plans to remove Louisiana Air National Guard 259th air traffic controllers from Alexandria International Airport.

Louisiana Congressional Delegation acts in face of proposed cut of 259th ATC

England Airpark: April 10, 2012

SENDS LETTER OF CONCERN AND QUESTIONS TO SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE AND SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

Senators Landrieu, Vitter and Congressman Alexander and Fleming signed joint letters to the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of the Army expressing concern and questions regarding the proposed elimination of the 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron based at England Airpark.

Central Louisiana mobilizes to save 259th ATC

England Airpark:  April 10, 2012

STAKEHOLDERS WORK TOGETHER TO ADOPT UNIFIED POSITION

Requesting support for resolution of 259th ATC elimination

A resolution opposing the elimination of the Louisiana National Guard 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron and requesting support from the State of Louisiana and Congressional Delegation to reverse said plan.

WHEREAS, England Airpark and Alexandria International Airport host the Louisiana National Guard 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron, and;

WHEREAS, the 259th controls the safe movement and flight of all fixed and rotary wing aircraft at Alexandria International Airport, and;