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Default Air Force Logo DoD issues guidance for potential government shutdown
The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down at midnight tonight, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.
0 1/19
2018
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning responds to Stephanie Gaskell, associate editor and senior reporter for Defense One, during the Inaugural Defense One Summit Nov. 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The summit brought more than 400 members of the national security community and media together to discuss the future of the defense landscape. Top Air Force official stresses need for modernization
The Air Force must modernize to confront the threats of the future, acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning said at the Defense One Summit here Nov. 14.
1 11/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo President Obama welcomes back, thanks federal workers
President Barack Obama thanked federal employees for their service, sacrifices and dedication. In a White House speech Oct. 17 to mark the end of a government shutdown that sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers, the president said their service matters. "Thanks for your service," Obama said to federal workers. "Welcome back. What you
0 10/17
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 National Guard faces the shutdown
National Guard personnel are feeling the effects of the government shutdown and leaders are worried about the readiness of the component, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau said today.
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians
On the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, DOD civilians excluded by law from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's Oct. 7 recall to work of thousands of fellow employees still await an end to the political standoff that sent them home and stopped their paychecks Oct. 1.
1 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Public engagement once again affected
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has issued The Contingency Plan Guidance for Continuation of Essential Operations, which outlines missions and functions that may continue and/or must cease during the lapse in appropriations. The Department can legally only support those functions that directly support of ongoing military (wartime) operations or that are directly related to the safety of life and protection of property.
0 10/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Acting SecAF addresses furloughed workforce
The Acting Secretary of the Air Force, Eric Fanning, released a statement Oct. 9, about the approximately 800 civilian Airmen who remain furloughed due to the government shutdown.
2 10/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Falcons play Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis
The Air Force Falcons will kick off their interservice rivalry against the midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. EST. Due to the government shutdown, a private organization donated money to pay for the Air Force Academy team's travel, lodging and food expenses. Defense Department and the service secretaries
4 10/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force auxiliary to continue missions during government shutdown
Members of the Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, will continue to perform emergency and disaster response missions authorized by Air Force officials during the federal government shutdown, officials announced Oct. 1.
0 10/01
2013
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