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Washington, DC —  Senator John Thune today met with General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, to discuss the future of the Air Force and Ellsworth Air Force Base. The meeting, which had been arranged weeks earlier, took place in Thune's Washington office and follows previous meetings between Thune and other Air Force officials.

"After having successfully gone through the BRAC process, it is apparent that Ellsworth is one of this nation's finest military bases and will play a critical role in the Air Force of the 21st Century," said Thune. "My meeting with General Moseley was productive and informative. We discussed a number of possible future opportunities for the base, including the Financial Services Center and other operational missions. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure the long-term vitality of Ellsworth."

As Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Moseley serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of more than 710,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. General Moseley also serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The decision on where to locate the Financial Services Center will be made jointly by General Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne.