If only they had “one more dollar,” Air Force leaders would add personnel and upgrade and replace weapons. Responding to a question Sept. 17 during AFA’s Air & Space Conference in Washington, D.C., Air Force uniformed leaders highlighted the service’s shortage of people and equipment woes. Read their responses in One More Dollar.
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.