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US Rep. Mike Rogers to visit Tuskegee on Wednesday to support T-100 trainer plans

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., who represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District, will visit Tuskegee on Wednesday.

Rogers is set to visit with the Macon County Economic Development Authority, which will be meeting at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Hangar Two, located at 1616 General Chappie James Avenue at Moton Field.

In March, Tuskegee was announced as a potential production site for the Air Force’s new jet fighter trainer, the T-100. Rogers is expected to give an update on that plan as well as his perspective from Washington.

Macon County and Tuskegee officials believe the T-100 training fighter could bring a hefty economic impact to the area, were it chosen to house the new production facility.

Leonardo DRS, the Italian company that manufactures the T-100s, would build the jets in Tuskegee if it gets the contract, which is expected to provide more than 750 direct jobs and between $200-250 in economic investment.

Chip Brownlee
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Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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