The Air Force would like to reduce the size of the B-1 bomber fleet from 66 to 60 aircraft in order to help pay for upgrades to the B-1s remaining in the inventory and support their long-term sustainability, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told House lawmakers, Feb. 17, 2011. This proposal is included in the service's Fiscal 2012 budget request. Here, a B-1 takes off on a training mission at Nellis AFB, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise, March 3, 2010.
Air Force photo by AIC Brett Clashman
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