The Air Force would add seven operational fighter squadrons to its ranks under an expansion plan. (1st Lt. Lauren Linscott/Air Force)
The Air Force's top leaders want to boost the number of operational squadrons from 312 to 386 over the next seven to 12 years, the service's top civilian announced Monday.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson revealed the plan in remarks during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md. The announcement did not include updated end strength figures or plans to pay for the additional 74 squadrons.
Those squadrons are critical to the Air Force's ability to defeat violent extremists and maintain readiness, Wilson said.
“What we know from analysis … the Air Force is too small for what the nation expects from us,” Wilson said, noting the current 312 operational squadrons are not enough. “So what will it take? 386.”
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Cremated remains left near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will now be laid to rest alongside their comrades with full military honors.
The Missing in America Project, a nonprofit that made an agreement with the National Parks Service, will accept the remains of servicemembers left at the memorial. The organization will process about 80 sets of cremains found at the wall since 1989, as well as those left there in the future.
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Military veterans who want to pursue careers in public office can earn a master's degree in a program developed by veterans with campaign-trail experience.
The master's in public leadership program is offered at the University of San Francisco in partnership with Veterans Campaign, a nonprofit organization that trains veteran leaders. The program was developed from the personal experiences of veterans who have campaigned for public office.
“I'm so excited to be part of a program that will help veterans translate their values and skills into successful political public service,” said Patrick Murphy, the country's first Iraq veteran elected to Congress, who also served as acting Army secretary.
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