Alamogordo – All three of New Mexico's Air Force bases are expected to grow next year.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the Air Force's fiscal 2011 force structure announcement shows new troops and aircraft for New Mexico's Cannon, Holloman and Kirtland Air Force bases.
The Air Force says Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis is slated to get 365 personnel, three MC-130J aircraft and seven more MQ-9 Reapers.
Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo is expected to grow by 90 personnel and receive four F-22As, 12 MQ1 Predators and four Reapers.
Kirtland Air Force Base at Albuquerque is slated to receive 65 personnel plus one CV-22 and one MC-130J aircraft.
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