SAFB to Establish Partners In Freedom

Sheppard Air Force Base is taking steps to prevent future losses at the base due to the Federal Base Realignment Actions.

The base's Military Affairs Committee is establishing Partners in Freedom to raise local funding and resources for their cause.

The committee projects more than $48 million could be lost annually with cuts that Wichita County is suffering now.

Some fear Sheppard could be targeted for more cuts in 2016, and if the base was closed completely, Wichita County could lose up to $1 billion annually.