Officials discuss special ops in budget request

jim-martinAir Force and Department of Defense leadership provided insight into the Fiscal Year 2015 proposed budget, including growth in special operations, during a briefing to the press March 4.

The FY 15 budget proposal focused on balancing capability, capacity and readiness for future challenges and opportunities.

“As you can see this is no easy task, and we were forced to make very difficult choices in this budget,” said Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force director of budget, who presented the service’s budget request. “Throughout every step of the process we worked very hard to make every dollar count, so that we can protect the minimum capabilities for today’s war fighting efforts while also investing capabilities needed to defeat potential high end threats in the future.”

While many items were on the chopping block to include personnel, aircraft and special programs, special operations may see an increase in manning and funding.

Read more in the March 13 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online.



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