Connecticut pursued a lawsuit to stop the BRAC 2005-mandated removal of the A-10s from the Air National Guard’s 103rd Fighter Wing at Bradley Field, Conn., until Wednesday when Gov. Jodi Rell announced that the state has secured a flying mission for Bradley. At a news conference, Rell said the 103rd FW’s Warthogs would go, but eight C-21 cargo aircraft would replace them, beginning as early as September. The announcement caps an earlier decision by the Air Force and the National Guard Bureau to station new Joint Cargo Aircraft at the Connecticut facility.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”