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Navy Cutting Maintenance, Cannibalizing Planes Amid Readiness Crisis

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The head of naval aviation told Congress on Thursday that ongoing aviation troubles, with high operational tempo and limited funding, continue to tax the service and force cuts to operations back home.

In prepared remarks for the House Armed Services Committee, Vice Adm. Troy Shoemaker testified that some carrier air wings have already cut maintenance back from two shifts to one due to lack of manning amid constant deployments. https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/11/09/navy-cutting-maintenance-cannibalizing-planes-amid-readiness-crisis/

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