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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Defense in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2016. The two leaders presented the fiscal year 2017 Air Force budget request. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF, CSAF testify on FY 2017 AF posture
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the fiscal year 2017 Air Force posture on Capitol Hill Feb. 10.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget
The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president's budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. The Air Force requested a top-line budget of $120.4 billion in Air Force-controlled funding that continues to take care of people, strike the right balance between readiness and modernization, and make every dollar count.
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2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is greeted by Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, upon his arrival to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 4, 2016. Carter’s visit consisted of briefings and meetings with Airmen focused on readiness; and comes a week before President Barack Obama will release his administration’s 2017 defense budget. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz) Carter talks budget, readiness with Nellis community
Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Nellis Air Force Base Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense budget installation visits. After meeting with service members at the California-based Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Carter spoke to Nellis Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.
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2016
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies during the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearing on current military readiness in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2015. Spencer testified with Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle J. Howard, and Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. Spencer stressed that a ready, strong and agile Air Force is a critical component of the best, most credible military in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) VCSAF: Military readiness unsustainable under sequestration
Leaders from all branches of the armed forces testified on the readiness of each service during hearings of both the House and Senate Armed Forces Committees March 25 and 26.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Sequestration threatens America’s airpower advantage
Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk.
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2015
Luana Kennedy saved the Air Force $30,000 by submitting a suggestion to the Airmen Powered by Innovation program to adjust the pay grade and qualification for food service workers who provide extra support during cadet in-processing and Basic Cadet Training. Kennedy is an Academy human resources technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amber Baillie) Academy, Kirtland Airmen rewarded for API ideas
A human resources assistant at the Air Force Academy and an Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) officer at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, will be among the first to receive financial rewards from the Airmen Powered by Innovation program.
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2015
Dr. William A. LaPlante talks to attendees of the Air Force Association’s Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. LaPante is the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He spoke about Air Force procurement strategy and challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium
Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Florida.
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2015
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James delivers her "State of the Force" keynote speech at the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. James spoke about not accepting further budget and force reductions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Airmen are the key to air power
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about the importance of a healthy budget, innovation and developing Airmen as key pieces to remaining the world’s greatest air power, during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Florida.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes
Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force presents FY 16 budget request
The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President's Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo AF integrates TAP into new Military Lifecycle Model
The redesigned Transition Assistance Program is in its third and final stage and will be integrated into the new Defense Department Military Lifecycle Model, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The MLC, which will be implemented Oct. 1, is the latest in a series of improvements to the Transition Goals Planning Success...
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2014
Gen. Frank Gorenc talks to attendees at Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  He said we have reduced forces in Europe by 75 percent since 1989.  The mission has grown, but the presence has been reduced. Gorenc stressed fiscal responsibility within USAFE, reflecting the Secretary of the Air Force's "making every dollar count," theme. Gorenc is the commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Regional challenges, budget effect USAFE/AFAFRICA
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, spoke about the impact of sequestration and some of the current challenges USAFE/AFAFRICA faces on Sept 15, at the Air Force Association Air and Space Symposium here.
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2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III deliver their "State of the Air Force" message during a Pentagon press conference July 30, 2014. They unveiled the Air Force's strategy, "America's Air Force: A call to the Future." (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) James: Air Force grapples with Congress to fund readiness
To balance readiness today and modernization tomorrow, the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget request is shrinking like today’s defense budget thanks to Congress’s own priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016, Air Force leaders said July 30.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force focuses fourth round of VERA/VSIP on headquarters reductions
In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, the Air Force announced a fourth round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning July 21.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization
Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14.
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2014
The Honorable Jamie M. Morin answers questions regarding Air Force audit readiness during his testimony in front of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, May 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Morin is the assistant secretary of the Air Force financial management and comptroller(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Comptroller notes progress in DOD financial management
Despite financial uncertainties, the Defense Department has made significant progress in improving financial management, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee May 13 while in attendance with military senior leadership.
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2014
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III attended the Senate Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense proposals relating to military compensation May 6, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  He was joined by the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, and Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank J. Grass.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp) CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position
After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee May 6.
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2014
Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello briefs attendees April 16, 2014, on how today's budget environment is driving change for both government and industry as part of the Air Force Association breakfast series in Arlington, Va. She noted challenges and opportunities to find savings still exist within the acquisition arena, particularly the supply chain management portion Masiello is the deputy assistant secretary for contracting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
Smarter spending for Air Force acquisitions
Finding efficiencies within the acquisition process was the top talking point for Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, deputy assistant secretary for contracting, when she spoke with members of the Air Force Association and the media during the AFA’s monthly breakfast April 16, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
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2014
Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak prepares his notes April 8 2014, prior to testifying before the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces. Harencak is the Assistant Chief of Staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) AF leadership reinforces importance of nuclear mission on the Hill
Air Force nuclear deterrence operations serve a central role in providing deterrence and maintaining stability in today’s increasingly complex national security environment.
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2014
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addresses attendees at an all call March 14, 2014, at Hill Air Force Base. Cody toured the base March 14-15 with his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, and shared his insights with Airmen about the service’s ongoing force management programs and other important issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd) CMSAF talks force management, EPR reform with Hill AFB Airmen
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody shared his insights about enlisted evaluation system reform, force management programs and other important issues during a visit March 14-15 here.
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