WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the important role communities play in supporting the Air Force mission at the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit June 19 in Washington, D.C.
Wilson emphasized how vital community partnerships are to the Air Force and outlined the symbiotic relationship military bases have with the communities outside their gates.
“You’re here because you support the military,” she said. “By working together
In the coming months, the US Air Force will grow the space force in numbers and capabilities. For the service that I once served and now lead, one of the most important tasks ahead is getting space operations right. In many respects, the Air Force and the nation are at a critical crossroads. We realize, as do our potential adversaries, that space is interconnected to American life and to U.S. military success. The time is now to integrate, elevate, and normalize space in the
DOD’s top installations official offered an additional rationale for the administration’s request to hold a new BRAC round in 2021, citing the need for the department to reassess its stationing requirements given expected changes in force structure, according to written testimony submitted to the Senate Military Constructions and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.
“Of equal importance [to eliminating excess capacity] is the ability to conduct a holistic, periodic