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It's been more than a decade since the last F-16 Falcon Fighter Jet left the runways at Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. Members of the U.S. House and Senate from Illinois believe its time for military jets to return. Congressman Darin LaHood says the bi-partisan effort comes at a time when the Air Force is looking for more spots for aircraft....

 

 

LaHood says bringing aircraft back is a borderline turnkey effort...

 

 

The Springfield based 183rd Air National Guard fighter wing lost its jets after the Base Realignment and Closure Commission made a recommendation to transfer the jets last decade. 

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