On June 18th, Congressman Turner, Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held a field hearing entitled Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters.

Today, Congressman Turner continued to address capability, capacity and overall readiness concerns regarding U.S. Air Force Air Dominance, specifically on current and projected shortfalls.  General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, Commander, US Air Force Air Combat Command joined today’s hearing as a witness.

“We must remain committed to providing the resources necessary to provide the capability, capacity and readiness necessary to accomplish the critical mission of maintaining Air Dominance. The House passed NDAA focuses on the importance of overall readiness for our warfighters and my hope is this hearing will continue to shed light on this issue.” 

Click here to watch the first part of this hearing held at Carney Auditorium, National Museum of the Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Dayton, OH.