Dyess Could Lose Four B-1s
Dyess Air Force Base could lose four B-1 bombers in as government cuts kick in. The base is the primary home of the B-1 fleet, and any cuts are cause for economic concern in Abilene. Representative Randy Neugebauer said that the reduction would be gradual, happening over the next five years. He also stated that it was tough to see the loss of planes at Dyess, but that 'in this fiscal environment all options are on the table.'
The legislation mandates retirement of six B-1 bombers which would be used for parts and to allow for cost savings to keep the rest of the fleet in the air. For more on the story, click the link ahead. (via reporternews.com)