Upload

Loading...

America at Risk: Dave Deptula on the Military's Aging Aviation Force

46,180

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 16, 2012

http://site.heritage.org/protect-amer... | Dave Deptula, a retired three-star general, has witnessed this "geriatric aviation force" firsthand. He earned his wings and flew an F-15 for the first time in 1977. Thirty years later, another Deptula boarded the aircraft. His son flew the same F-15 at Kadena Air Force Base in Japan.

The Wall Street Journal documented the amazing father-son story last fall to illustrate the challenges facing the aging force. The elder Deptula recounted for The Heritage Foundation how fiscal constraints have hampered the military's modernization and recapitalization strategy for the aging aviation force.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...