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Tommy Tuberville Tours Military Bases in Alabama, Finishing Up in Dannelly Field

Tommy Tuberville who was the former head coach at Auburn University and is now United States senator representing Alabama wants the people to know that his goal is to give back to the state in anyway he can. This week he toured military bases throughout the state of Alabama to take note of things the military has and any help they may need.

Alabama National Guard Plans Flyovers to Salute COVID-19 Response Efforts

Aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing based out of Dannelly Field in Montgomery and the 117th Air Refueling Wing based out of Birmingham plan to conduct flyovers May 5, 2020, to salute health care workers, first responders, essential employees and all others serving to support COVID-19 response efforts. These operational training missions are being conducted as part of the nationwide…

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Montgomery

Alabama News Network was on the scene at the Montgomery Regional Airport as a Delta Air Lines flight from Houston to Atlanta had to make an emergency landing earlier this afternoon. Emergency officials tell us a light in the cockpit indicated that there was a fuel leak, which is why the flight was forced to land in Montgomery. The plane…

Montgomery Regional Airport Getting FAA Money to Make Improvements

The Montgomery Regional Airport is making some upgrades, thanks to a big grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport was awarded $935,000, mainly to repave and resurface all of the taxiways and runways. It’s the final phase of a 10-year plan to upgrade infrastructure that officials say make the airport safer and more competitive. Airport Executive Director Marshall Taggart…

Local Airports Get FAA Grants for Improvements

  Several local airports are getting grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says that overall, 19 Alabama airports will be getting more than $9.7 million. “This $9.7 million in funding awarded by the Department of Transportation will significantly aid in the development of local airports across the state of Alabama,” Shelby said…

Montgomery Airport Among Several Alabama Airports Awarded FAA Grant

The Federal Avation Administration is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants. Airports in Alabama are among the recipients. “This significant investment in airport improvements in Alabama will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Grant awards include: South Alabama Regional at…

Montgomery Chosen for New F-35 Fighter Jet

Governor Ivey Applauds Decision to Choose 187th Fighter Wing as Home for the New F-35

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced on Thursday that the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet. “I am thrilled and very pleased that the 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the home for the new F-35 fighter jet,” Governor Ivey said. “This announcement…

Report: F-35 Schedule Delays

Government Accounting Office Prediction.

The Government Accounting office says some flight testing work on the F-35 fighter jet will not be completed till May of 2018…a year from now. From the GAO Report: “Our analysis of historical test point data as of December 2016 indicates that the average test point execution rates are much lower, at 220 mission systems test points per month. In…