Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

McSally Reiterates Support for A-10 Warthog

January 15, 2015
Press Release

HERSHEY – Following a briefing by Air Force officials on the state of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Representative Martha McSally today reiterated her support for the A-10 Warthog and its importance to our national security:

“The A-10 continues to be a critical asset to our military and its ability to provide close air support to our troops, demonstrated by the fact that we currently have A-10s deployed in the fight against ISIS,” said McSally. “Having flown the A-10 and commanded a squadron of A-10s in combat, I know first-hand it brings irreplaceable capabilities to the battlefield, as we’re currently seeing in the Middle East. We must not overlook the importance of defending against the serious and growing threats we currently face as we plan for the long-term, which is why I pledge to continue working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to ensure this important weapons system is not prematurely retired.”