From the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III's Letter to Airmen lamenting the coming budget cuts:
CMSAF Cody and I just returned from a seven-base tour of the CENTCOM AOR, where we got to meet a lot of you and watch you thrive in some tough environments. We met Airmen like SrA Alexia Briant, a war reserve med tech, who helps save lives every day by making sure your first aid kits have everything they need. We met SrA Muhamed Mehmedovic, a transportation journeyman inspired to serve by airdrops of aid his family received in Bosnia when he was just six years old. And we met Airmen like Lt Col Kat Lilly, commander of the 802nd Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, who’s helped train a new generation of Afghan pilots and maintainers, including their first fixed-wing male and female pilots in over thirty years.
If this is what the Air Force has come to? And all that stands between me and bringing the entire rancid, internationalist, social-work-on-steroids operation to a screeching halt is a four day workweek?
Bring it, baby.