Air Force Leaders Will Deliver Budget Guidance to Force in Days

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 – Air Force leaders will deliver guidance to the force in a few days to begin prudent planning for the uncertain budget environment ahead, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said here today.

Donley and Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, briefed Pentagon reporters today on the state of their service.

Budget uncertainties rule in Washington now, with automatic across-the-board spending cuts looming March 1, and a continuing funding resolution running out at the end of the month. Congress must act to fix this situation, Donley and Welsh said.