In Other News: Air Force to Retain A-10 Fleet through 2030 or Longer; Rooftop Solar Delivers Savings in On-Base Housing

In Other News: Air Force to Retain A-10 Fleet through 2030 or Longer; Rooftop Solar Delivers Savings in On-Base Housing

The Air Force’s fleet of A-10 close air support aircraft should remain in the service’s inventory until at least 2030, after Congress provided $103 million in the fiscal 2018 omnibus to sustain its plan to re-wing much of the fleet. Last week Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the “Warthog” would remain in the fleet through 2030 “and possibly beyond,” reported Military.com. Balfour Beatty Communities has realized nearly $127,000 in energy savings over the first year of its initiative to install solar arrays on the rooftops of family housing at Tyndall AFB, Fla., and Travis AFB, Calif. At Tyndall, the system’s photovoltaic capacity is 1.4 megawatts, which contributes more than 35 percent of the housing community’s energy needs, according to a news release. At Travis, the solar arrays account for almost 1 megawatt and contribute more than 14 percent of the community’s power requirements. The firm’s rooftop solar program is operational at 13 of its military communities.

Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes

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