CMSAF Gerald Murray has asked USAF’s former top enlisted men to meet to exchange information about future Air Force plans. Eight of the nine living former Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force will be at the Feb. 13-16 Pentagon gathering. Murray said, “Their wisdom and insight into the lessons of the past are invaluable to me as we continue to move our Air Force into the future.” Murray plans to provide briefings on topics from the Quadrennial Defense Review to personnel matters.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.