All of this sounds like “let’s kill the A-10 and get out of the Army support business”.
Plus they will never allow the A-10 to be transferred to the Army or the Marines who will use it more effectively than the Air Force did.
Give the A-10s to the Southern Border states for use against the Mexican gangs.
They are not killing the A-10, but they are reducing the numbers.
What the Air Force is saying is "let's kill those brand new C-27J Spartan theater airlift aircraft we just bought, and get out of the Army logistics support business."