Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) announced Monday that Connecticut is taking the Pentagon and the BRAC commission to court over the decision to remove the A-10 aircraft from the Connecticut Air National Guard’s 103rd Fighter Wing. Although the Bradley Airport facility is not slated to close, the move would leave the state without an ANG flying mission. It is the fourth state to go to court over a BRAC decision. The others: Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S. The bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.