MANSFIELD, OHIO: The Air National Guard base in Ohio where President Barack Obama is scheduled to land Wednesday has been on a list of air guard bases around the country facing cuts.
Col. Michael Howard, the 179th Airlift Wing vice commander, says C27-Js planes will be positioned at the base so the president sees them when Air Force One touches down.
The Mansfield News Journal reports Tuesday that the community has rallied in recent months to help save the base and its aircraft.
The fate of the cuts is uncertain, and in May a U.S. Senate panel approved a measure to block funding cuts to Air National Guard bases around the country.
Obama has scheduled campaign visits Wednesday to Mansfield and Akron.