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Defense budget: McSally secures money for A-10's

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 21:16:30-04
There's good news in the defense budget for the future of Davis-Monthan and Fort Huachuca.
The House Armed Services Committee confirmed more money to keep the A-10 flying, including money towards stronger wings for more than 100 of the warplanes.  Without the upgrades, the Air Force planned to shut down three of the nine A-10 squadrons.
Congresswoman, and former A-10 pilot, Martha Mc Sally pushed hard for committing the money.
She told KGUN 9 there's also money to keep an electronic warfare plane flying.
"We also have the EC-130 fully funded again that in the past, the last administration was trying to cut those squadrons in half at Davis-Monthan.  It's only stationed at Davis-Monthan, so we got that fully funded plus some upgrades, plus some other construction on the base, a small project on the base for that."
McSally says she also achieved additional funding to strengthen communications and operations at Fort Huachuca.