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Defense secretary recommends elimination of A-10 fleet

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the primary training base for the A-10. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the primary training base for the A-10.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Defense Secretary announced today that he is recommending the elimination of the A-10, the mainstay aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, as part of a proposed military budget.

Chuck Hagel made the announcement today in at the Pentagon.

The Air Force has said it would save $3.5 billion over five years by cutting the entire fleet of 343 A-10s.

Hagel said he consulted with the military service chiefs on how to balance defense and budget requirements.

Davis-Monthan is the primary training base for the A-10.

The defense budget plans are due before Congress a week from tomorrow.

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