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Senate panel's defense bill would boost A-10 rewinging effort

Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments)

By David Wichner  |  June 2, 2019  |  Arizona Daily Star


Critical wing replacements for the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jet — a mainstay of operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — are a step closer to continued funding following the approval of a 2020 defense authorization bill by a U.S. Senate committee.

The Senate Armed Services Committee recently approved $132 million in fiscal 2020 funding for the A-10 “Warthog” in its version of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a policy document that generally dictates appropriations.

The House Armed Services Committee plans to begin its subcommittee markups of the NDAA next week and hold a full committee markup on June 12. READ MORE...

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