10 Jun '14, 3pm

House appropriators easily kill measure to save A-10 fleet: US House appropriators on Tuesday killed... #airforce

House appropriators easily kill measure to save A-10 fleet: US House appropriators on Tuesday killed... #airforce

WASHINGTON — US House appropriators on Tuesday killed an amendment that would have kept alive the Air Force’s A-10 fleet, becoming the first defense panel to endorse the service’s cost-cutting plan. The House Appropriations Committee broke with the House and Senate Armed Services committees, which last month used budgetary cuts from elsewhere in the Pentagon’s budget to keep the A-10s flying for one more year. The amendment to keep the A-10, offered by Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., was shot down via a show of hands, with 13 members voting for it and 23 voting to kill it. It would have transferred from other parts of the Air Force’s operations and maintenance account $339.3 million “for sustainment of A-10 aircraft operations.” He and other panel members voiced support for the amendment despite the air service’s wishes to retire the aging fleet to save money, arguing no other ...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/NEWS05/3061...

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  1. 13 Jun '14, 12pm

    The Wart Hog, A-10 defense, was an Awesome Fighter Plane, it scared the hell out of the enemy, and I hate to see it go.

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