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Published March 21, 2013, 10:10 AM

North Dakota Air Guard base not getting cargo aircraft

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's two U.S. senators say the military has no plans to base cargo aircraft at the Air National Guard base in Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's two U.S. senators say the military has no plans to base cargo aircraft at the Air National Guard base in Fargo.

That will leave the 119th Wing without a flying mission. The wing retired its F-16 fighter jets in 2007, and a Lear jet mission is scheduled to end Sept. 30. The 119th also has a drone mission.

Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp both say they are disappointed with the military's decision regarding the C-27J Spartan cargo aircraft. A spokesman for Hoeven tells The Forum newspaper that the wing is still in line for an intelligence mission, however.

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