The Air Force's proposal to retire its remaining 27 C-5A transports, while maintaining 52 newly upgraded C-5Ms and 223 C-17s, would leave a strategic airlift fleet "sufficient to satisfy the demand," Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz told reporters during a Pentagon briefing, Jan 27, 2012. Schwartz said he is comfortable with that fleet size, given the broader force adjustments that the Pentagon intends to make, such as retaining fewer Army brigade combat teams, to match the Obama Administration's new strategic guidance. Here, Schwartz speaks to airmen during an all-call gathering at Minot AFB, N.D., Oct. 4, 2011.
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