1. Strong showing in NORAD inspection may help 104th Fighter Wing at Westfield survive budget ax; $25 million for runway, improvements sought

    Strong showing in NORAD inspection may help 104th Fighter Wing at Westfield survive budget ax; $25 million for runway, improvements sought

    Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray congratulated the National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing Thursday for a strong showing in its recent NORAD inspection, a result he said might help the 104th and the 1,100 people who work there survive the federal budget ax. "When you have quality personnel responding in such an exemplary manner, the Pentagon knows that can't be easily replicated," Murray said during a visit to a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base.

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    1. When you have quality personnel responding in such an exemplary manner, the Pentagon knows that can't be easily replicated.
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