Two Senate committees jointly and one House committee this morning have begun grilling Veteran Affairs officials over the data theft. Late yesterday, VA Committee Chair Larry Craig said that the hearing called by his committee would be held jointly with the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), at 10 a.m. today. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, led by Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), started it’s hearing at 9 a.m.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.