A-10 THUNDERBOLT II

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First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Goodbye, Afghanistan — hello, Africa: Air Force to shift as US exits Middle East

Enlarge Photo A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter … more  Photo Gallery: 15 PhotosInside the U.S. Navy SEALs: See America’s elite warriors unleashedRelated StoriesU.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy ... [Published militaryfeed.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Air Force’s A-10 Warthog should be spared from the budget ax

Regarding the April 11 front-page article “”: The Air Force said mothballing its A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet is a money and mission issue. Regarding the money, the projected savings of $3.7 billion over five years amounts to a small portion of the Air Force’s ... [Published Washington Post - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force budget focuses on preserving capability, not aircraft

[embedded content]WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The debate over force structure reductions outlined in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget should be about capabilities and missions, not aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate ... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: 'Warthogs' get a ceremonial hose down at Spangdahlem Air Base

Before disappearing into the thick gray clouds hugging the Eifel region on Friday, Lt. Col. Clinton Eichelberger dipped the wings of his A-10 Thunderbolt II as a salute to the end of an era.SPANGDAHLEM, Germany — A trio of A-10 "Warthogs" from the 81st ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

National Security-Going Down Hill Rapidly

Given 2000 - 2014 wars or near-wars, our security stance appear to be "Appeasement at any Cost!" What did earlier generations think of that approach? Churchill observed that appeasement is "a sad tale of wrong judgments formed by well-meaning and capable ... [Published Benicia Patch - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

A-10 Retirement Effort Catching Flak

It’s often called the military’s ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of a plane that’s nicknamed “Warthog” for its appearance and ferocity.The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II has been the Air Force’s equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost ... [Published Flight Journal - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Tulsa F-16 Jets Move To Arkansas Temporarily

FORT SMITH, Arkansas -Seven Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets from Tulsa's 138th Fighter Wing have moved temporarily to Fort Smith, Arkansas.The jets will operate from the 188th Fighter Wing's Ebbing Air National Guard Base until mid-June.In addition ... [Published KOTV - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Today’s Air Force: SecAF visits Airmen, WWII gunner shares his story of valor

[embedded content]FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on April 4.This week’s edition follows the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James on her visit to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, ... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Nellis A-10 squadron prepares for end of legendary plane’s flying days

The 66th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base is home to 14 A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets, commonly known as Warthogs. The Pentagon plans to retire the nation's A-10 fleet by 2020 and ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

A-10 Retirement Plan Won't Fly for Critics ; Backers Say F-35 Can't Provide Same Close Air Support as Warthog

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combatpilot, the Pentagon's plan to retire the "Warthog" in the next fewyears is like a coach benching a team's best player."The A-10 right now is kind of like the star quarterback and theyare planning ... [Published HighBeam Research - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force officials take tactical aviation strategy to Capitol Hill

By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location - P / Published March 27, 2014WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials said on Capitol Hill during a hearing March 26 that while the Bipartisan Budget Act has provided greater ... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Is the A-10 Warthog Safe? Pentagon Floats a Plan to Save the Air Force's Best Tank-Destroyer

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt. Armed and... in danger? Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The U.S. Air Force wants to kill the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Really, really, really wants to. Described alternately as the "most survivable plane ever built" and "the ... [Published Motley Fool - Mar 23 2014]

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"And let them see what the airmen who live in their communities are actually doing at these bases" he said
...org, a website for military policy research. "They are manly men and they want jets that shoot down other jets — even though the last time they had an ace was Vietnam."
...Iran who is approximately 6 months from nuclear weapons capability and Putin flexibility acts to re-establish Russia (Obama to Medvedev 3-26-12: "after my election I have more flexibility). Let us not ignore the triad Russia, Iran and China are building with their improved weaponry, courtesy of US technology greed under multiple administrations going back to the 1990s; that is how Bill and Hillary go their funding (E. Timperlake/W.Triplett-Year of the Rat)"
"I think I've pretty well been satisfied that given where the troops were, how quickly the thing all happened and how quickly it dissipated, we probably couldn't have done more than we did" he said

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Goodbye, Afghanistan — hello, Africa: Air Force... [Published militaryfeed.com - 3 hours ago]
Air Force’s A-10 Warthog should be spared from ... [Published Washington Post - 8 hours ago]
Air Force budget focuses on preserving capabili... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 15 2014]
Budget cuts could spell the end for regularly s... [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 12 2014]
Cold War-era ‘Warthog’ targeted for retirement ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Apr 12 2014]
VIDEO: 'Warthogs' get a ceremonial hose down at... [Published Stars and Stripes - Apr 12 2014]
National Security-Going Down Hill Rapidly [Published Benicia Patch - Apr 11 2014]
A-10 Retirement Effort Catching Flak [Published Flight Journal - Apr 11 2014]
D-M economic impact falls to $973M [Published Arizona Daily Star - Apr 11 2014]
Overnight Defense: Boston bombing report avoids... [Published The Hill - Apr 11 2014]
General: Preserving A-10 not a priority [Published The Hill - Apr 10 2014]
Senators grill general on A-10 retirement [Published The Hill - Apr 09 2014]
Tulsa F-16 Jets Move To Arkansas Temporarily [Published KOTV - Apr 08 2014]
Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Burea... [Published PRWeb - Apr 08 2014]
Today’s Air Force: SecAF visits Airmen, WWII gu... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 08 2014]
Nellis A-10 squadron prepares for end of legend... [Published Big News Network - Apr 06 2014]
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary talks budget, u... [Published Air Force Link - Apr 05 2014]
Ogden ALC completes organic mods on first F-35 [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Apr 03 2014]
Cold War-era U-2 spy plane set for replacement ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Mar 31 2014]
A-10 Retirement Plan Won't Fly for Critics ; Ba... [Published HighBeam Research - Mar 31 2014]
Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mista... [Published Arizona Daily Star - Mar 30 2014]
Air Force officials take tactical aviation stra... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Mar 28 2014]
Ogden ALC completes organic mods on first F-35 [Published Air Force Link - Mar 27 2014]
Air Guard could land in Mountain Home [Published Idaho Statesman - Mar 26 2014]
Air Force planning for possible sequestration c... [Published Stars and Stripes - Mar 26 2014]
Mayport, Florida Guard could see cuts ; Defense... [Published 4 Traders - Mar 25 2014]
Is the A-10 Warthog Safe? Pentagon Floats a Pla... [Published Motley Fool - Mar 23 2014]
Spared: Pentagon budget spares N.D. Air Force u... [Published WDAY - Mar 22 2014]
CSAF: Every budget decision hurts [Published Peninsula Warrior - Mar 22 2014]
Eglin F-35s evacuate for hurricane exercise [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Mar 21 2014]
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Goodbye, Afghanistan — hello, Africa: Air Force... [Published militaryfeed.com - 3 hours ago]
Enlarge Photo A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter … more  Photo Gallery: 15 PhotosInside the U.S. Navy SEALs: See America’s elite warriors unleashedRelated StoriesU.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy ...
U.S. Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircr... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 12 2014]
The USAF plans to divest entire fleets, including the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack plane and U-2 Dragon Lady spyplanes and “focus on the multi-role aircraft that can deliver a variety of capabilities combatant commanders require” The Air Force is going ...
Crazy making [Published Balloon Juice - Feb 25 2014]
Chuck Hagel wants to shrink the military down to something more reasonable. Sure, count me as a supporter. Fewer troops and a leaner procurement surely means we will take a second look at the F-35 program, that white elephant do-everything wunderplane ...
DOD aims to scrap A-10 to keep F-35 alive in ne... [Published Ars Technica - Feb 24 2014]
A U.S. Air Force A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, surrounded by a cloud of gun smoke. The Air Force wants to send the A-10 to boot hill to keep funding for the wounded F-35 intact.US Air Force Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is unveiling the Pentagon’s proposed ...
Night Operations at Bagram Airfield: F-16s, A-1... [Published The Aviationist - Feb 13 2014]
F-16s, A-10s as well as MC-12s and C-5s Service deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, work around the clock, ensuring mission success 24 hours a day. Taken in the last days, the following images show the never ending flying activity of all the U.S. ...
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