The Pentagon’s Inspector General has been keeping close watch on the progress of a Congressionally mandated Mental Health Task Force, states an IG release. The task force, comprising seven DOD members and seven non-DOD members, has been charged to scrutinize measures to provide adequate mental health care to veterans of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The task force report is due to the Secretary of Defense in May 2007.
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.