MANSFIELD -- Supporters of the Ohio Air National Guard's C-27J hope to parlay political awkwardness surrounding President Barack Obama's flight into Lahm Airport into an opportunity to save the Guard mission.

But two days after the president's campaign visit to the city, few details on exactly what alternate Guard missions the White House might support for Mansfield were available.

White House spokeswoman Joanna Rosholm reiterated comments made this week that the president is committed to working with the Department of Defense to find a mission for the Air Guard unit in Mansfield. The issue remains on the administration's radar, she said Friday afternoon.

Air Force One landed Wednesday at a Guard base where 800 jobs -- 350 of them full-time -- could be lost if the C-27J mission is eliminated.

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