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Air Force To Retire A-10 Aircraft At Arizona Base Next Year


A member of Arizona’s congressional delegation says the U.S. Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson next year.

The move would cut the base’s fleet of “Warthogs" in half.

The Arizona Daily Star reports Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick identified the proposed cuts in letters to the Air Force and to U.S. House committees.

Kirkpatrick says the move will bring serious harm to the economy in the Tucson community.

A-10 pilots are trained and deployed at Davis-Monthan. The base had 83 Warthogs in its fleet as of Tuesday.

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