Air Force To Cut 10,000 Airmen, Shift Aircraft

By: AP
By: AP

The Air Force says it will cut the service by nearly 10,000 active, National Guard and Reserve airmen next year, as part of a broad move to downsize and shift capabilities around the country to be better prepared for wars of the future.

Air Force leaders say more than half of the personnel cuts, and much of the aircraft and other equipment moves, will be borne by the Air Guard.

The Air Force says the service cannot absorb any further cuts in active duty forces because that would limit their ability to respond to multiple crises. National Guard leaders are criticizing the cuts.

Aabout 3,900 active duty, 5,100 Air Guard and 900 Air Force reserves would be cut in the next year.


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  • by @JW Location: C/S on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    Yes, they have been raping SS since they took away Bush's "lock box".
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:16 PM
    I love it. Typical CS hypocrisy. WAAAAH we want gov't cuts! SHUT ER DOWN! Wait... uh... don't shut THAT down... or that... or that... or that... no, we really need that... no, leave that alone too... no, this creates jobs (though we'll say next week gov't DOESN'T create jobs)... WHY DO WE HAVE A DEFICIT!? Stoopid leebeeeraaallls!! The GOP hasn't made any sense since Reagan.
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      by Common Sense on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:53 PM in reply to
      Both repubs and dems spend too much....just on different things.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to Common Sense
        Agreed. But, we're distratced by these battles over things which are a drop in the bucket compared to the real budget drainers like social security. But nobody wants to talk about it, because we all want it.
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          by Common Sense on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:43 PM in reply to
          You are absolutely correct. SS will be insolvent soon, yet no one is willing to even mention it, unless they are accusing the other side of trying to take it away. No one has to take it away of course, because it's unsustainable in it's current state.
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          by JW on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM in reply to
          You understand SS would be self sustaining if the government hadn't been stealing from it for years to fund other things?
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          by Common Sense on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:39 PM in reply to
          @ JW. Yes, they have been. But the point is, no one is talking about it.
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      by E on Feb 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to
      Hypocrisy, or different people? You might not understand but some people want cuts, and some people don't. Therefore, it may appear to simple minds, that the population as a whole wants cuts and bigger government at the same time when they in fact do not.
  • by Bradman on Feb 4, 2012 at 01:49 PM
    Obama 1 Let us take money from Solyndra for our campsign to destroy America. Then return it 10 fold as they declare bankruptcy.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    Better not cut back on NORAD. They did a fine job on 9/11. I'm sure it was just the top brass that allowed the attacks
  • by Don'tBlameME on Feb 4, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    "better prepared for wars of the future". Those nations who fight against Yeshua Jesus Christ of Nazareth will be defeated period. So go ahead and prepare for your "future wars", that's one war you won't win America. So stop turning on God before He tears you into pieces. Psalm 2 1 Why do the nations conspire[a] and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, 6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” 7 I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father. 8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b]; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. 12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
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      by E on Feb 5, 2012 at 09:58 AM in reply to Don'tBlameME
      Wow, your post would be concerning if it wasn't taken from a really old fictional book.
  • by Bradman on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:31 AM
    I like how the same cry baby leftist posts under three names to act like he's got a little show of force. Kind of like how Obama got elected. Letting the left vote 3 or 4 times.
  • by Reality on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:17 PM
    Good.. We don't need 9,999 of them anyways!
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      by D tor on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to Reality
      Thanks for the heads up. Can you send me an application. I bet that is where you work. Huh loser?
  • by Sniper on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    Obama is just doing the same thing Carter and Clinton did. Ruining the country and weakening our military. Liberalism, Political Correctness and Medical Marijuana will bring about the downfall of America.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:12 PM in reply to Sniper
      It's called globalism. End of US sovereignty. Let's not forget the collapse of the dollar.
  • by Of Coarse Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:55 PM
    Why doesn't the Air Force just turn the service over to the mexican's like they did in the 302nd at Peterson AFB?
  • by Bradman on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:28 PM
    That's 10,000 in the AF, 100,000 in the Army. Soon Navy and Marines. Boy, that Obama is just creating jobs isn't he!
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      by Yeah on Feb 4, 2012 at 01:50 AM in reply to Bradman
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        by To "yeah". on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:23 AM in reply to Yeah
        You are an ignorant d-bag. 1.2 MILLION people FALL OUT Of Labor Force In One Month http://www.zerohedge.com/news/record-12-million-people-fall-out-labor-force-one-month-labor-force-participation-rate-tumbles-
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