Mark Welsh

Air Force chief of staff

Former war pilot picked as next Air Force chief of staff

The Obama administration nominated Gen. David Goldfein to take over Air Force chief of staff after Gen. Mark Welsh’s exit.

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Richard Aboulafia: F-35 squares off against the A-10

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Air Force says dozens of programs, requested troop increase are in jeopardy under CR

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Air Force charges new cyber task force with looking for threats in core missions

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Military leaders express misgivings about House plan to boost their budget

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Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

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Air Force needs more strategic planning to meet budget constraints

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National Guard carves out its slice of DoD cyber mission, wants teams in every state

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Despite objections, Air Force sees no good alternatives to eliminating aircraft fleets

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Jared Serbu, DoD reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it won’t fully recover from its readiness shortfalls for another decade.

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Air Force says readiness problems will last through 2023

Air Force officials say their service already was facing readiness issues because of the high operational tempo of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But sequestration…

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Even with budget agreement, Air Force faces painful choices

Top Air Force officials say lower budgets will force them to propose cuts Congress won’t like. But if lawmakers insist on protecting politically-favored programs, money will have to come from somewhere else.

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