April 23, 2013
Mechanics work on a C-5A military transport aircraft at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
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The Pentagon says the Navy and Air Force are spending roughly $5 billion more than if they were allowed to make the cuts.
WASHINGTON — Parked around the airstrip at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is no money to fly them, repair them or put pilots in the cockpits, but Congress rejected the Air Force’s bid to retire them.