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Legislation proposed to solve hypoxia issues in training jets, prize offered

photo courtesy of Sen. Roger Wicker

Trump’s nominee for Navy Secretary, Richard Spencer gave favorable response for Sen. Roger Wicker’s proposed legislation to help find a solution to the hypoxia-related episodes that occurred in T-45 training jets. 

The incident the bill refers to happened at three Navy training installations, including Naval Air Station Meridian.

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Officials reported finding black residue in the oxygen lines of jets being used for training safety. This residue threatens the safety of the pilots airflow.

The bill proposed by Wicker would allow the Secretary of Defense to offer a $10 million prize as an incentive for the best and brightest to take on the problem and find the cause and a solution.

View the video response below:

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