If approved as it currently stands, the Army will be reduced to it's smallest size since 1940 at 450,000. The cuts would also eliminate the A-10 Aircraft and reduce military benefits.
Locally, the A-10 Fighter Jets are flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne. The Base released this statement from Col. David Augustine.
"The Secdef's guidance on the A-10 is consistent with what the Air Force has made public over the past few months. The 122nd Fighter Wing will continue to fly the A-10 and be combat ready in this mission until the Air Force converts the 122nd Fighter Wing into a new mission. We are committed to remain one of the country's most capable fighter wings and in the future, bring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the base."
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