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'Every dollar counts' ushers in new savings culture

US Air Force News - Sun, 04/14/2013 - 6:45pm
With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign.

In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks a cultural shift that empowers Airmen to find and recommend areas for savings that may be used to support readiness needs, said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer.

Beginning May 1, Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphone. Links to those sites will be released soon.
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Budget request provides for best Air Force possible, Welsh says

US Air Force News - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 4:24pm
The Air Force's $114.1 billion fiscal 2014 budget request will provide for the most capable airpower arm possible, the Air Force chief of staff said here today.

Testifying with Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the House Armed Services Committee his service's portion of DOD's fiscal 2014 budget proposal will support what he believes will be a continuing demand for American airpower.

"America's foreign policy choices reflect the conscious reliance on its Air Force to help realize success," Welsh said. This, he said, currently involves managing the airlift requirements for a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, addressing increasingly vocal international actors in the Asia-Pacific region, and satisfying the growing national reliance on space-based capabilities, he said.
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