Air Force Academy spending has plunged as the military scales back across all branches.
The academy's annual report on its economic impact says spending on payroll and other categories, such as construction and services, totaled $662 million in fiscal 2012, down $177 million or 21 percent from the previous year.
The 2012 report, released July 3, didn't address the reasons, but the military has been cutting spending as it refocuses and slims down.
Academy officials were preparing responses Tuesday to questions from The Associated Press.
Total payroll in 2012 was $346 million, down $71 million or 17 percent.
Military personnel at the academy totaled about 5,700 in 2012, down 700 or 11 percent from 2011. The total included about 4,100 cadets in 2012, 315 fewer than in 2011.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus