Monday, June 11, 2007

"Changes will ultimately benefit Airmen"

...says CMSAF McKinley. What changes you ask? Why force shaping, of course. You know, that lovely little program where the USAF is going to lose 40,000 personnel over the next three years, saving $6 billion a year. So yes, I suppose the changes will benefit Airmen, as long as you aren't one of those lucky 40,000. According to Chief McKinely, it will be "difficult" and take "strong leadership" to get there, but once we do, "we're going to be right sized and have much better capabilities." Of course, "better capabilities" is a relative term when you are flying 50 year old tankers and bombers and have sons flying the exact same fighters that their fathers flew. The Chief also said that the Air Force is no longer able to do more with less, and must "find ways to do less with less."

In other news, the beatings will continue until the morale improves. I know it's kind of a hippie thing to wish for the Pentagon to have bake sales, but seriously...anyone up for having an Air Force bake sale? We could probably get a few hundred bucks. That'd be enough for a bolt or two on one of those shiny new Raptors. Maybe even a nut!