Secretary Wynne speaks at AFA conference Published Sept. 26, 2006 SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne spoke to Air Force leaders and supporters Sept. 25 as part of the Air Force Association's 2006 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. The secretary addressed such challenges as the aging aircraft fleet, force-shaping issues, the use of alternate fuels sources, Air Force Smart Operations 21 and wartime operations. Secretary Wynne said the success of the Air Force was built on partnerships. He cited the strengths and support of partners such as the AFA, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley and commanders."We are making hard decisions, making tough calls, but we intend to have and retain the greatest Air Force in the world," the secretary said.For a complete transcript of the secretary's speech, click on the icon.