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Joint Air Force/ Del. Guard Operations Considered

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)- Discussions are under way to have an Air Force unit share use of Delaware Air National Guard C-130 cargo planes at a base near New Castle.

A similar arrangement already is in place at Dover Air Force Base. Officials say the move could help diversify the base's mission and assure its survival during future base realignments. The New Castle base came close to losing its entire Air Guard flying mission during the 2005 federal base closure round.

Brig. Gen. Carol Timmons, commander of the state Air National Guard, says his officers are doing everything they can to make it happen.

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