Friday 24 Nov 2017

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State Of The Military Event Highlights SJAFB (PHOTOS)

The latest on the local Air Force base and its impact within the Goldsboro and Wayne County community. The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce held its State of the Military event Tuesday, allowing leaders to give an update on the activities at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

Dr. Scott LaFevers is the Chair of the chamber’s Military Affairs Committee.  He says the forthcoming Multi-Sports Complex is a great example of the partnership between the base and the city.

Colonel Scovill W. Currin, Jr. is the Commander of the 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.  He says the addition of the new KC-46A Pegasus will be a boon for the community.

Colonel Christopher Sage is the Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.  He says the base is excited about the prospect of getting a contract awarded for a new air control tower.  Sage says the 4th Fighter Wing is now on Global Response Force, meaning the Wing could be deployed to any part of the world if the need arises.

The recurring theme during the State of the Military event is the mutually beneficial partnership between Seymour Johnson Air Force base and the surrounding community.  With nearly 6,000 active duty service members, it’s estimated the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has an over $700 million annual economic impact on the surrounding community.

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