U.S. Air Force combat aircraft no longer grounded by cuts

NORFOLK, Va. • The U.S. Air Force said many of its combat air forces would start flying again on Monday after being grounded since April because of budget cuts. The grounding affected about one-third of active-duty combat aircraft, including squadrons of fighters, bombers, and airborne warning and control craft. Officials at Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia said planes in the U.S., Europe and the Pacific would become airborne again starting Monday. The popular Thunderb...

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