Air Force Materiel Command has released a list of five priorities that are meant to complement the Air Force’s overarching goals. In order of priority, they are: reinvigorate AFMC’s role in the nuclear enterprise; implement effective and efficient integrated life cycle management to support the warfighter; support the Air Force by recruiting, training, and retaining a high-performing workforce; nurture and protect the command’s people and families; and be good stewards of government resources. The command’s leadership approved them on the eve of AFMC’s semi-annual senior leaders conference March 5-6 at Robins AFB, Ga. Gen. Donald Hoffman, AFMC commander, charged his senior staff to make the command’s priorities a fundamental part of their daily mission. “We have to aggressively work on meeting the warfighter’s needs,” Hoffman told AFMC’s leadership, adding, “Everyone in this command has to contribute to warfighter support; it’s our job.” Like AFMC, Air Mobility Command updated its mission statement last December. (Includes Robins report by Ron Fry)
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.