/ Modified feb 8, 2017 4:46 p.m.

A-10s Get Four More Years in the Air

At least until 2021 for the main plan at Tucson's Davis-Monthan.

A-10 Sunset An A-10 aircraft silhouetted by the setting sun.

The Air Force has committed to four more years of keeping the A-10 support aircraft flying.

The A-10 is the main plane flown out of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told reporters at a meeting in Washington this week that all A-10s will be kept flying at least until 2021.

That’s a commitment members of Congress from Arizona have sought in order to to sustain Davis-Monthan’s primary mission. Congresswoman Martha McSally said in a statement that she’s pleased about the Air Force’s decision.

McSally is a retired colonel and former A-10 pilot.

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