Defense authorization agreement retains certain USAF retirement limits

By Briana Reilly / December 7, 2021 at 3:03 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the bill's provision on the Air Force's bridge tanker effort.) House and Senate authorizers have proposed lifting legislative constraints on retiring one legacy tanker, retaining a one-year A-10 divestment prohibition and tweaking proposed reduction limitations for the B-1 bomber fleet in the compromise version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill. Beyond that, legislative authorizers scrapped a Senate-sponsored effort to block service officials from developing a bridge tanker until...

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