VALDOSTA, GA – Moody Air Force Base could soon be seeing budget cuts due to a proposal by the Department of Defense.
In addition to reduction of active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army, cuts proposed Monday afternoon by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for phasing out the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, also known as the “Warthog.”
Moody AFB currently has 50 A-10’s assigned to the base. Representatives from the base told WTXL that Moody will “continue missions until otherwise informed by higher headquarters.”
The A-10 was first introduced in the 1970s to provide air support for ground forces in armored combat situations. Production of the aircraft ceased in 1984.