Simpson Stresses Importance of A-10
Washington, September 26, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has signed a letter to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force expressing concern about recent reports that the Air Force is considering divesting itself of the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The A-10 is currently operated at Gowen Field.
The letter states, in part:
Congressman Simpson added, “We all understand that forces are being drawn down in Afghanistan, and I applaud attempts to find efficiencies within the force structure, but it is important to remain fully capable, including maintaining the ability to provide close-air combat support for troops on the ground.”
The letter also requested that the Air Force provide the proposed funding decisions for the A-10 and its proposed future guidance.