From uniforms to deployments, nuclear priorities and the service’s future, acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley spoke of a variety of topics at the Air Force Association convention here Sept. 15. “We are providers of tremendous capability of air and space,” Secretary Donley said. “All Airmen in every function specialty are contributing. We need to prepare to engage and debate the major issues facing the Air Force.”
Some of the major issues he addressed regarded the nuclear mission, the recently deferred tanker deal and Airmen-specific issues such as manpower, force shaping and taking care of families.
Secretary Donley wrapped up his speech by saying he is optimistic that the Air Force will work through the challenges that faces it.
“We will continue to deliver the kind of decisive air, space and cyber power that the American people deserve and expect. And, just as in the past, the Airmen of tomorrow will inherit a force that we decide upon today,” he said.
To view the speech in its entirety click here.
Posted by Capt. David Faggard, Air Force Public Affairs
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