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Gen. Mark Welsh: US Air Force Needs 60K More Airmen

Gen. Mark Welsh, outgoing U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has said the military service will need as many as 60,000 airmen to increase the branch’s capability and expand in the space, cyber and remotely piloted aircraft domains, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Brendan McGarry reports that Welsh told Defense News’ Aaron Mehta in an …

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Mark Welsh Pushes for Maintenance Shift to F-35

Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, has called on lawmakers to either authorize a shift of maintainers to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter or grant funds to train additional aircrews, Air Force Times reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes Welsh testified before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee to discuss …

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Air Force’s JSTARS Replacement Faces Questions Amid Budget Uncertainty; Gen. Mark Welsh, James Poss Comment

The U.S. Air Force faces questions regarding size requirements of its planned joint surveillance target attack radar system replacement as the service seeks congressional funding to upgrade the aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes that Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, recently indicated the service has started reviewing options for …

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