Gen. William Fraser, Air Combat Command boss, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 21, 2011, that he supports the Air Force's desire to reduce the size of the strategic airlift fleet from 316 aircraft to about 300. He made these comments during his confirmation hearing to become commander of US Transportation Command. The Air Force would like to retire a total of 32 C-5As to get the fleet size down to that level. Here, a C-5 lands at Travis AFB, Calif.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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