H. R. 6690
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 20, 2012
Mr. Latham (for himself, Mr. Boswell, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Womack, Mr. Tiberi, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To limit the Secretary of the Air Force from retiring or transferring certain aircraft of the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve.
Limitation on the retirement or transfer of Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve aircraft
Except as provided by subsection (b), the Secretary of the Air Force may not divest, retire, or transfer, or prepare to divest, retire, or transfer, any aircraft of the Air Force assigned to a unit of the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve as of December 31, 2012, until Congress receives—
each of the reports required by section 1080A of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81; 125 Stat. 1598); and
the report of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force required by section 363(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary may divest or retire, or prepare to divest or retire, C–5A aircraft if the Secretary replaces such aircraft through a transfer of C–5B, C–5M, or C–17 mobility aircraft so as to maintain all Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units impacted by such divestment or retirement at current or higher assigned manpower levels to operate the aircraft so transferred.