But here’s a little story breaking that I haven’t seen anyone pick up on yet….and it is just too delightful to let lay unnoticed and unloved.Flashback to the A-10 Fanbois Faction whining up a delay in the A-10 ramp-down to retirement.
Then remember how the AF bluntly stated this delay will impact the F-35 by hindering the training-up of the maintenance force. (Those bodies gotta’ come from somewhere, y’ know.)
This, as you can imagine has the ‘Stop the F-35’ snowflakes in a very unhappy place.
“The accelerated timeline is intended to help the Air Force address a shortage of active-duty fighter aircraft maintenance workers, officials said.” (link)