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Barksdale Profile : 917th Shutdown hits Airmen Hard

<br><p><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Barksdale Air Force Base officials are preparing for the departure of three A-10 aircraft. The planes will be moving to a base in Arizona, and are the first visible signs of the 917</font><sup><font size="2">th</font></sup><font size="3"> Fighter Group's upcoming shutdown. </font></font></p>

Barksdale Air Force Base officials are preparing for the departure of three A-10 aircraft. The planes will be moving to a base in Arizona, and are the first visible signs of the 917th Fighter Group's upcoming shutdown. Officials say moving planes is one thing, finding jobs for the 500 or more airmen in this unit is another. And while the closure is hitting everyone hard, officials say it is especially difficult for military families who've spent several decades on Barksdale.
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