24 Apr '14, 4pm

Air Force leaders tout states' support for A-10 cuts: Air National Guard leaders and governors are o... #airforce

Air National Guard leaders and governors are offering strong support for an Air Force plan to replace A-10 fleets with new missions in six states — unlike a vocal group of congressional lawmakers who have said they will fight to save the Warthog. State adjutants general and governors are behind the plan because it has been made clear to them that the new missions are important, said Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke, director of the Air National Guard. “I tell them that, as an airman, I have flown the missions. I have flown both aircraft,” Clarke told Air Force Times Wednesday following a National Press Club event in Washington, D.C. “When I explain to them and tell them ‘What your airmen are going to be doing is important to the nation,’ they get it.” The Air Force says it would save $3.7 billion by eliminating the 353-aircraft A-10 fleet that is beloved for its close air support r...

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