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Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on Possible Delay of Retirement for the A-10 Warthog

November 10, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – The Air Force announced Tuesday that it is considering delaying the retirement of the A-10 Warthog aircraft.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I was proud to vote to preserve funding for the A-10 Warthog and I am pleased today to hear that the Air Force is considering delaying the retirement of this critical aircraft.

The A-10 plays a vital role in flying missions in support of our troops on the ground and is an important part of our current military strategy. Retiring the Warthog before we have a fully operational replacement would put our troops in unnecessary danger.”