In Moon Township, PA there is the 911thAir Force commission reserve base and the Air Fore in a way to save money. Leaders of Congress in PA said they will not give them the data about what is so expensive to run it.
Al Robbart of the Rand Corp said the think tank thinks its better for the Air Force to keep larger active duty bases that have a lot of people and equipment. Smaller national guard bases and reserves because they are relatively small, so it is not worth it to keep it open. Even though Pennsylvania senators say it is making plenty of money.
There is going to be a year long study. It is going to examine the fixed cost of the base, they will also look at the number of air craft available, how many planes and personnel. There are other nunnamed factors from 2006-2010.
Robbart said the Air Force looked at the problem and decided to shut down reserve bases and keep active duty bases open.
Air Force chief of staff Norton A Schwartz said, "We Are structuring our Air Force to be agile and responsive, even as we accept the risk raised."