Report being presented today will carry weight in Air Force-Guard budget fight
A B-2 Spirit bomber refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker here during a deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The bomber deployed as part of a rotation that has provided U.S. Pacific Command officials a continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the U.S. commitment to the Western Pacific. The Spirit is from the 509th Bomber Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The Stratotanker is assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
For several years now, the Air Force has been in a dogfight with its own National Guard and Reserve.
The two sides are tussling over how to manage the shrinking pie of the defense budget. The pressures of the federal budget sequester have only made things worse.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.