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Military’s Aging Aviation Force Puts America at Risk

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This video from the Heritage Foundation explains America’s dependence on aging aircraft.

Dave Deptula, a retired three-star general, has witnessed this “geriatric aviation force” firsthand. He earned his wings and flew an F-15 for the first time in 1977. Thirty years later, another Deptula boarded the aircraft. His son flew the same F-15 at Kadena Air Force.