Air Force

April 26, 2013

Airmen powered by innovation

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Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

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Fellow Airmen,
As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration.

As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently.

We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most would agree there are more out there and we need them.

Airmen are innovative, always have been. We get the job done daily and in many cases you know how we could do it better, saving money and time.

We must harness your ingenuity and intelligence in meaningful ways … our Air Force is counting on you. We know you have ideas, and we want to hear them. This is not about doing more with less. This is about doing things better and saving every dollar we can along the way. That’s why we’re running a 30-day “Airmen Powered by Innovation” call for ideas on how we can cut costs and better fly, fight and win.

You can submit your idea one of three ways:

  1. The Air Force Portal link provides for submission of ideas and/or an interactive discussion forum: https://www.my.af.mil.
  2. The Air Force Public Site is set up for access via your mobile device or home computers: http://www.af.mil.
  3. Visit the “Airmen Powered by Innovation” Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/15DHimz.

One thing I hear a lot is the mindset that a unit must spend all the funds allotted or risk seeing a decreased budget the next year.

To be clear: Funds units save and allow us to repurpose this year will have no impact on next year’s budget. Understand we’re at a critical point here, and every bit of savings we can capitalize on will go toward a mission requirement.

Let me be clear, saving money is an absolute imperative to mitigate the decline in our readiness. This is your Air Force and we all have a stake in shaping the future.

We will get through the challenges we face, just like we always do, and we will do it through the innovative spirit of our Airmen.
Please take the time to send us your ideas today.




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