Air Force Leaders Call for Fiscal 2018 Budget Stability

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the military branch needs a stable budget to conduct national security efforts.

Wilson told reporters during the State of the Air Force Address held Tuesday at the Pentagon the branch seeks to restore readiness and modernize forces while it continues efforts to promote innovation, develop leaders and bolster America’s relationships with U.S. allies, the Air Force said Thursday.

“The fiscal 2018 continuing resolution is actually delaying our efforts to increase the readiness of the force, and risk accumulates over time,” she said.

At the event, Goldfein and Wilson also urged Congress to approve funds necessary for the branch to sustain its global operations.

The Air Force noted it will provide equipment and support services to Lebanon, Bahrain, Norway and Israel before the end of the year.

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