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An overlooked part of the Air Force's personnel problem is going to take years to fix

An overlooked part of the Air Force's personnel problem is going to take years to fix SEE ALSO: Mattis gave the Pentagon a stark warning about the Air Force's struggling new tanker program Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch two pilots abort landing a plane filled with 200 passengers so they can buzz a control tower
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