FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5938 posts, RR: 27 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4725 times:
The Defense Spending bill signed last month included a directive from Congress that the Air Force develop a plan to keep the California ANG's 144th Fighter Wing at FAT in an active status.
The 144th provides air defense for the southwest. But it still operates with F-16's with no current plan for their replacement. So many have been concerned the unit and base would be closed when the -16s retire in 2012 or so.