FORT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE — The 122nd Fighter Wing has been officially approved for conversion to the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in accordance with the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, the Fort Wayne-based Indiana Air National Guard unit announced Jan. 12.

The act was passed by U.S. Congress and then signed into law Dec. 23, by President Joe Biden, setting events in motion to replace the 122nd FW’s 21 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with the F-16.

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