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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addresses attendees of the Bloomberg Government Defense Summit at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2014. James discussed upcoming Air Force transformation efforts over the next several fiscal years.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)  SecAF discusses Air Force future, budget during defense summit
Defense industry leaders and analysts received an insight into the proposed Air Force transformation and a preview of the Fiscal Year 2015 Air Force budget during the Bloomberg Government Defense Transformation Spending and Strategy Summit Feb. 26.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Hagel talks with troops about 2015 defense budget request
In spotless aircraft hangars at two different military bases in southeastern Virginia yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stood before several hundred Airmen and Soldiers, highlighting priorities in the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request and taking questions.
2 2/26
2014
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James delivers her keynote speech during the 30th Annual Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014.  James described the Air Force as the "nation's go-to force, ready at a moment's notice to answer the president's call, providing global vigilance, global reach and global power." (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address
After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.
14 2/24
2014
Default Air Force Logo Force management programs necessary despite budget deal
Despite a congressional budget deal that lessens the impact of sequestration on the Air Force, it doesn’t go far enough to halt actions to shrink the service, service senior officials said.
1 12/23
2013
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric T. Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III present the "State of the Air Force," during a Pentagon press briefing Dec. 13, 2013.  During the briefing, Fanning and Welsh addressed current Air Force challenges, to include sequestration's impacts to readiness, modernization and force structure, and their efforts to plan for a credible capable force over the next 10 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Budget woes cause AF to refine funding priorities
Budget battles here are causing tectonic shifts in the Air Force, the service's leaders said during a Pentagon news conference today.
10 12/13
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force's top officer outlines tough budget decisions
With sequestration cemented as law into the foreseeable future, the Air Force's top officer today discussed some tough choices the service faces as its leaders try to pare $12 billion from the budget.
0 12/12
2013
Default Air Force Logo AF officials announce FY14 civilian workforce shaping
The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced.
3 12/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes
Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service's chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12.
1 11/13
2013
Staff Sgt. Ariel Hunsuckle, who hails from Yigo, Guam, replaces his wife Staff Sgt. Margaret Prokop, a native of Bolton, Conn. Both are deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing financial management budget technician Oct. 28, 2013 on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Deployed husband, wife meet-- as replacements
The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.
5 10/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Congress passes bill reopening federal government
President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday night bringing federal employees back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget logjam which led to a 16-day shutdown.
6 10/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo DOD spells out closure contingency plan guidance
DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results. Officials emphasize they still hope Congress can avoid that but say it is prudent to take such steps.The eight-page document gives basic guidance to commanders and directors on how to handle everything from personnel matters
14 9/27
2013
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III (right) answers a question about the ongoing and future impacts of sequestration  on the Air Force during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Sept. 18, 2013, Washington, D.C. Among other concerns, Welsh emphasized the danger of having to choose between a ready force today, or a modern force tomorrow. Service chiefs detail 2014 sequestration effects
The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony on planning for sequestration in fiscal 2014 from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos.
3 9/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFMC to eliminate flu shots for some civilians due to budget
As command officials make tough budget decisions with fewer dollars to spend, Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees who are not beneficiaries of the TRICARE health program will no longer receive AFMC-provided flu shots in advance of the upcoming flu season.
0 9/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Space Command to discontinue space surveillance system
Due to resource constraints caused by sequestration, Air Force Space Command has directed the 21st Space Wing to prepare to discontinue operations at the Air Force Space Surveillance System by Oct. 1.
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2013
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