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Kendall says budget request meets current needs while opening path to the future

In an appearance focused on the Department’s recently submitted $194 billion budget request for fiscal year 2023, Kendall acknowledged that the Air and Space Forces must modernize faster while also making a cultural shift in the face of competition.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall takes questions from the audience at the National Defense Transportation Fall Meeting in the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Oct. 18, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3005740/kendall-says-budget-request-meets-current-needs-while-opening-path-to-the-future/ Charles Pope

Kendall, Brown, Raymond outline changes necessary to defend the nation, the need to go fast and succeed

Speaking separately at an influential gathering two blocks from the White House March 9, the Department of the Air Force’s highest ranking civilian and military leaders offered emphatic variations on a similar theme – the need to modernize faster, think faster, and nurture the cultures needed to confront potential threats and adversaries.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall speaks during the McAleese FY2023 Defense Program Conference in Washington, D.C., March 9, 2022.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2963003/kendall-brown-raymond-outline-changes-necessary-to-defend-the-nation-the-need-t/ Charles Pope

Brown, Raymond highlight strengths, ‘intertwined’ nature of their separate services

The senior leaders hosted a "fireside chat" discussing how the Air and Space Forces are designed to work seamlessly and side-by-side to enhance the capabilities of each in protecting the nation’s security and interests.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, left, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., center, participate in a fireside chat during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., March 3, 2022. Brown and Raymond discussed the role Airmen and Guardians play in the pacing challenge and force modernization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Elora J. McCutcheon)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2954572/brown-raymond-highlight-strengths-intertwined-nature-of-their-separate-services/ Charles Pope

Kendall details ‘Seven Operational Imperatives’ & how they forge the Future Force

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall discussed how the Air and Space Forces must modernize to meet new, emerging threats and challenges by implementing the Department of the Air Force’s “seven operational imperatives.”
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, speaks at the Air Force Association Warfare Symposium Mar. 3, 2022. Kendal spoke about his one team one fight mantra and his operational imperatives during the symposium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2953552/kendall-details-seven-operational-imperatives-how-they-forge-the-future-force/ Charles Pope

Kendall Outlines ‘Operational Imperatives,’ Choices During Think Tank Appearance

Kendall offered the assessment during a 45-minute “virtual fireside chat” sponsored by the Center for a New American Security or CNAS, a Washington-based think tank that is influential on questions of national security and defense policy.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2904711/kendall-outlines-operational-imperatives-choices-during-think-tank-appearance/ Charles Pope

Brown, Raymond warn of impacts to Air Force, Space Force if new budget is not approved

Air Force and Space Force senior leaders addressed Continuing Resolution impacts on service readiness and modernization in an effort to seek approval on a new spending plan.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2898181/brown-raymond-warn-of-impacts-to-air-force-space-force-if-new-budget-is-not-app/ Charles Pope

Kendall calls for ‘technically and operationally innovative approaches’ to meet logistics challenges

Kendall’s keynote remarks to the National Defense Transportation Association and the U.S. Transportation Command’s Fall Meeting offered in unvarnished terms the challenges facing the United States posed by China and what the U.S. must do to best maintain global stability.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall takes questions from the audience at the National Defense Transportation Fall Meeting in the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Oct. 18, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

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Brown presses case for speed, innovation, culture change across the Air Force

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. attended the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, to deliver his “Accelerate Change to Empowered Airmen” speech, Sept. 20.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. answers questions after delivering his “Accelerate Change to Empowered Airmen” speech during the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2021.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2782222/brown-presses-case-for-speed-innovation-culture-change-across-the-air-force/ Charles Pope