The Air Force hasn’t focused enough on energy
assurance, and it is trying to “do more, do better” in Fiscal 2017, Air
Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told the Senate Appropriations
Committee’s defense subcommittee on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition has “more than enough bombers” to carry out airstrikes even as Air Force B-1s have returned home and six Canadian CF-18s will leave the fight by the end of the month, the coalition spokesman said.
The Alaska Air National Guard retitled the 168th Air
Refueling Wing to acknowledge its additional radar space surveillance
mission last week, officials announced.
The National Nuclear Security Administration boosted
its defense program budget request for Fiscal 2017 by 4.5 percent above
Fiscal 2016 appropriations, mainly to support nuclear warhead
modernization, officials announced.
Maj. Gen. Jim Martin is OK after collapsing at the podium during the Air Force budget brief Tuesday, officials said.
The Fiscal 2016 budget started the recovery in “the Air Force we need,” and the Fiscal 2017 budget builds on those efforts, Maj. Gen. James Martin told reporters Tuesday.
The Air Force has an “affordable strategy” with regard to the recapitalization program for the E-8 JSTARS fleet, but it doesn’t have new numbers yet, deputy USAF budget director Carolyn Gleason said Tuesday.
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