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Gen. Welsh Defends F-35 For Close Air Support; Hopes Summit Will ‘Reset’

Posted by Colin Clark on

UPDATED: Sen. McCain SASC Spox Rejects Air Force Rationale For Retiring A-10 ORLANDO: Sequestration. Base closures. Readiness. Modernization. ISIL. Russia. The list of challenges faced by Air Force leaders is long. But none may be more intractable or politically difficult than retiring the A-10 “Warthog” close air support fleet. The Air Force has never really wanted to… Keep reading →

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EXCLUSIVE: HASC Try To Protect Air Guard May Mess Up C-5 Plans, Association Warns

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

WASHINGTON: Both chambers of Congress have resoundingly rejected the administration’s proposed cuts to the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve – but the language that the House passed is so sweeping that it may inadvertently block the modernization of the very Guard and Reserve forces it was written to protect, according to Hill sources… Keep reading →

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