Why Is the U.S. Air Force Dismantling Some of Its Stored A-10s?
War Is Boring

To clarify, the Air Force considers close air support to the joint team to be a solemn and incredibly important mission. The reality is that the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG) reutilizes engines and parts from many A-10s at 309 AMARG in order to keep our current fleet of A-10s flying in support of our troops fighting ISIL. Only when an A-10 no longer has any serviceable value is it demilitarized and destroyed for scrap. No A-10Cs have been destroyed to date. — 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

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