June 23, 2024

Maryland Guard Deploys A-10s to Europe

Guard

Ten A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft belonging to the Maryland Air National Guard and assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron landed in Iceland on Thursday. The “Warthogs” will be part of a training exercise throughout Eastern Europe.

Report: Where Federal Defense Dollars Are Spent

Federal Defense Dollars

A Pew Charitable Trusts report on where federal defense dollars are spent shows Pentagon contract spending puts Connecticut at No. 1 by one measure: defense contracts as a percentage of spending. Maryland was 21st on the list. In FY2018, the federal government spent a total of $579 billion on defense in the states and DC, or $1,772 per capita. In Maryland, the per capita spending was $2,955.