DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The general who leads a major Air Force command expects federal budget-cutting will mean not only spending reductions but fewer new programs.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger heads the Air Force Materiel Command based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. It employs nearly 82,000 people in acquisition, research and development, testing, evaluation and other duties at nine different bases.
The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/VvBRO7 ) that she says there is some disappointment with continued uncertainty as Washington prepares to work on federal debt and budget issues. She says the military understands the need to do its part in the nation's fiscal crisis.
But she says that likely will mean fewer new programs launched. Wolfenbarger's command reorganized last year to cut 1,000 civilian jobs and save more than $100 million.
Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com