Defense

February 6, 2012

Air Force hosts national civic leader conference

Tags:

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (standing upper left) speaks with civic leaders representing communities from across the U.S. during a conference Jan. 31, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Hosted by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, the civic leaders attended briefings at the Pentagon and at JB Andrews. The group also will visit Joint Base Eustis-Langley in Norfolk, Va., for a look at Air Combat Command.

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with prominent civic leaders from 32 states and Guam at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 31.

Schwartz began the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program’s annual winter conference by discussing the hard choices the Air Force has made to support the new Defense Department strategic guidance and address future budget challenges.

“Your Air Force is going to be smaller, but it will not be hollow,” Schwartz said. “We will emphasize readiness of the smaller force, and we will emphasize quality.”

With plans to reduce the service’s force structure, Schwartz said the Air Force will make any changes with an appreciation for the fact that installations are often integral parts of local communities.

Donley also addressed the civic leaders, telling them that the partnership between active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve components will be essential as the Air Force gets leaner.

“As our Air Force gets smaller, it is more important that we stay ready and prepared for the challenges that come our way in this dynamic environment,” Donley said.

The Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program’s membership is composed of respected community leaders nominated by the Air Force major commands, the National Guard Bureau and Headquarters Air Force.

These unpaid advisors provide unfiltered feedback from their communities and invaluable insight on local public opinion on Air Force issues.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines August 31, 2015

News: Pilot killed in crash was helping wounded veterans – A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. Turkey carries out first air strikes as part of anti-Isis U.S. coalition – Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first air...
 
 

News Briefs August 31, 2015

Pakistan officials: U.S. envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts Pakistani officials say visiting U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has discussed efforts to revive Afghan peace talks. Rice met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif Aug. 30. Two Pakistani officials say they discussed efforts to revive talks between the Afghan government...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

F-22 inaugural deployment to Europe

Courtesy photograph A pair of F-22 Raptors fly near the coastline of Panama City Beach, Fla. Four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 airmen arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allie...
 

 
ILS photograph

Boeing-built satellite will create first global high-speed broadband network

ILS photograph The Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite launched Aug. 28 aboard a International Launch Services Proton Breeze M rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–When the third Boeing-built [NYSE: BA] Inmarsat-5 sat...
 
 

Civil Air Patrol joins total force ‘Airmen’

When conducting missions for the Air Force as the official Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol is now included in the Air Force’s definition of the total force. CAP has provided 74 years of support to emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. In August 2015, the Air Force updated Doctrine Volume 2, “Leadership,”...
 
 
DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz

Carter announces manufacturing initiative to aid war fighters

DOD photograph by Air Force MSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces the creation of a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute to produce hybrid electronics during a speech at the National Full Scale Aerody...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>