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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. Charles Pope

Kendall, Raymond stress importance of space and Space Force’s success in separate, high-profile speeches

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond highlight the importance of space during speeches at the 36th Space Symposium. Charles Pope

Senate committee considers Frank Kendall’s nomination to be the 26th Air Force secretary

Frank Kendall’s session before the committee was his first formal appearance on Capitol Hill since being nominated last month by President Biden to be the Department of the Air Force’s highest-ranking civilian leader. Charles Pope

Roth, Brown, Raymond present Air, Space Forces priorities to Congress

Appearing alongside Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, Roth told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense that the Air and Space Forces continue to recalibrate their practices, personnel and policies to address “peer adversaries” after years focusing primarily on terrorism.
Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth (center), Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. (left) and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond prepare to answer questions during the House Appropriations Committee on Defense during a virtual hearing at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., May 7, 2021. Committee members raised topics that included confronting new and emerging threats, air and space superiority, and nuclear deterrence. Charles Pope

Senate confirms Brown to be 22nd Air Force chief of staff on unanimous vote

The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot and experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military as its highest-ranking officer.