USS George Washington could be retired early

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/05/24/uss-george-washingtons-future-uncertain.html?ESRC=navy.nl   The USS George Washington, CVN-73, is currently sitting on the list to be sent in for refueling, go to the reserve fleet (mothballed), or be retired (meaning eventually sold for scrap). Launched in 1990, the George Washington has reached the 25 year mark for a carrier and that’s usually when they get sent … More USS George Washington could be retired early

Pentagon to retire A-10

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/06/veterans-defend-warthog-as-pentagon-looks-for-replacement-amid-cuts-report-says/?intcmp=latestnews   The Pentagon intends to retire the entire 283-plane fleet within five years, which would save about $4.2 billion before budget cuts. The reason the Air Force gave is that planes like the F-16 and the F-35JSF can perform the same role for close air support that the 1970’s era A-10 can. The problem … More Pentagon to retire A-10