Mounting Opposition to High Performance Jets

If not the A-10 and U-2, what else can the Air Force cut?

Budget pressure could shift to other aircraft fleets By Brian Everstine, Air Force Times, May 10, 2014 Aticle

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Wishful thinking on the defense budget

By Editorial Board, The Washington Post, May 10, 2014 Excerpt: “In defense spending, as in other areas of the federal budget, these are times of hard but necessary choices. Given the House’s apparent direction, it appears that if anyone is going to make those choices, it will have to be the Senate.” Article

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BREAKING: Marine Harrier je crashes south of Valley 5/9/2014

Global News, Published on May 9, 2014 “FAA confirms downed military aircraft on Gila River Indian Reservation SACATON, AZ – The FAA has confirmed a military aircraft crashed south of Phoenix, Arizona Friday afternoon.” Video

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Pentagon ‘firmly behind’ Obama cus despite rejection by House

By Kristina Wong, The Hill, May 8, 2014 Excerpt: The Pentagon on Thursday said it stands “firmly” behind President Obama’s 2015 defense budget request, much of which was rejected by the House Armed Services Committee. The House panel completed a marathon session on Thursday morning that turned aside most of the president’s proposals, including the […]

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HASC OKs $600B in 2015 DoD Spending, Nixes A-10 Retirement Plans

By John T. Bennet, Defense News, May 8, 2014 Article

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HASC Markup Limits Air Force Options on A-10, U-2

By Aaron Mehta, Defense News, May 5, 2014 Excerpt: “The markup limits the availability of funds authorized for FY 2015 that can be used toward the retirement of the A-10, unless each aircraft that is retired is kept in type-1000 storage. Type-1000 is the closest to “ready” storage that the service uses, meaning the planes […]

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Bomber-Plane Budget by U.S. Air Force Pojected to Double

By Tony Capaccio, Bloomer News, May 5, 2014 Except: “The U.S. Air Force projects that its annual spending on long-range bombers will almost double after 2019 as it seeks a new stealth aircraft that may pit Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) against a joint bid from Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Boeing Co. (BA) The service’s […]

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Fatal air show crash at Travis raises questions on emergency response

In this article, by Darrell Smith, published May 3, 2014, in the Sacramento Bee, problems are cited with the delayed response by emergency crews to the crash site on the tarmac. The pilot died in the crash. A photographer at the air show was very critical: “Bockrath said nearly 2 1/2 minutes, by his camera’s […]

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HASC Markup Limits Air Force Options on A-10, U-2

By Aaron Mehta, Defense News, May 5, 2014 “http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140505/DEFREG02/305050018/HASC-Markup-Limits-Air-Force-Options-10-U-2″>Article

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Pilot killed in crash at base air show

By William M. Welch, USA Today, May 5, 2014 Crash occurred during air show performance at Travis Air Force Base in California: Read the article

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