If Congress prohibits the Air Force from divesting its fleet
of A-10s, other cuts will have to be made in the bomber force as well as
further F-16 retirements, a senior Air Staff official told reporters March 18,
2014. Here, an A-10 receives a final check before taking off on a pre-dawn
mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014.
Force photo by SMSgt. Gary J. Rihn
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