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AF delays sending F-22s from New Mexico to Florida

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force is delaying the planned transfer of F-22 fighters from a New Mexico base to one in Florida because of a defense spending freeze.

The stealth fighters now based at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo were expected to be transferred to Tyndall Air Force Base outside Panama City in the spring.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Holloman officials said Friday the transfer of 2 F-16 training squadrons from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to Holloman is also on hold.

A stopgap federal defense spending bill now in effect bars aircraft retirements, realignments or transfers.

Holloman officials said the transfers are still planned but the Air Force will not be able to act until a final defense spending bill is passed.

 

Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com

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