Lightning strikes behind a B-1B Lancer parked on the flight line as a major storm approaches Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. in May 2017. The B-1B was at Tinker undergoing depot level maintenance and had been stripped of the majority of its paint. (Greg L. Davis/Air Force)
Air Force Times: Here’s how bad the military’s aircraft readiness has gotten
For years, the military’s critics have raised alarms about its aircraft readiness, and whether concerning numbers of airplanes and helicopters have not been ready to fly.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office released Thursday shows just how bad the problem has gotten — not just in the Air Force, but also in the Navy, Marine Corps and Army.
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