Senate Armed Services Committee approves measure freezing cuts at Selfridge Air National Base

Pentagon had proposed eliminating troops from Harrison Township base

Published On: May 24 2012 04:49:53 PM EDT
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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

 There may be cause for celebration at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township.

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 The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a measure rejecting planned Pentagon cuts, which would have removed two dozen A-10 jet fighters from Selfridge and eliminated more than 600 jobs.

The committee is chaired by Sen. Carl Levin.

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