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Officials plan to draw up a blueprint next year for closing or demolishing existing facilities.
AWACS jets have been in use at Tinker since the 1970s, but are getting harder to maintain and more vulnerable in combat.
The jets and their crews have been in limbo since Hurricane Michael hit the base in 2018.
In total, the Pentagon wants Congress to fund 657,773 military and civilian positions in the Air Force and Space Force.