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    GOP Doctors Caucus member Rep. John Boozman (R-AK) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. All the members of the caucus said they oppose the health care reform legislation, calling it dishonest and bad for doctors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Republican Sen. John Boozman is to tour Little Rock Air Force Base and discuss changes to the base's C-130 mission.

    Arkansas' junior senator is to tour the base Tuesday afternoon.

    The visit comes as Fort Smith officials are working to plan for a future that includes a major change to its Air Force base, which is losing it's A-10 jet mission. Instead, the Air Force will fly drone aircraft from the base.

    Changes in store in Jacksonville don't appear to be as stark, but Boozman says he'll discuss a reconfiguration of the mission.

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