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2009-11-12 13:59:00

PA National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve will still have a robust presence at base HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The commonwealth has withdrawn its plan to own, operate and maintain the Horsham Joint Interagency Installation proposed for Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB) Willow Grove in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Governor Rendell explained that a strong and...

2005-08-26 13:47:34

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Pentagon had broken the law in seeking to close down the 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard without first obtaining the governor's approval. The ruling was a victory for Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell, who challenged the Pentagon's plan to close the fighter wing at a naval base near Philadelphia. The disputed closure, which would cost more than 1,200 jobs, is part of round of planned domestic...

2005-08-16 15:47:55

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's governor will argue in federal court next week that the Pentagon's plan to close a military base near Philadelphia is unconstitutional because he has ultimate authority over state militias and he was not consulted. The case will be closely watched by other U.S states affected by the program because it could set a precedent for other governors unhappy with Washington's plans to shut or scale back bases. U.S. District Judge John...

2005-07-11 17:39:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's governor and two U.S. senators sued the Pentagon on Monday to prevent deactivation of a Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit in a bid to save a military base from closure. In what is being viewed as the first lawsuit of its kind, Gov. Ed Rendell, joined by Pennsylvania's Republican Sens. Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum, is invoking the "militia clause" of the U.S. Constitution to prevent de-activation of the national guard's 111th Fighter Wing at the...