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Kendall, Brown, Raymond tell Congress $194 billion budget request balances risks, quickens transformation

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall urged Congress April 27 to embrace a $194 billion budget request specifically tailored to “transform” and modernize the Air and Space Forces to meet growing challenges from China.
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall DoD News

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) 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. Charles Pope

FY22 budget gives Air & Space Forces the strength to meet threats, Roth, Brown, Raymond tell Senate

Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth, joined by the Air and Space Forces’ highest-ranking officers, told a Senate subcommittee June 8 the department’s budget proposal recognizes challenges posed by China and Russia while also laying the groundwork for the forces needed in 2030 and beyond. Charles Pope

DAF releases FY22 budget proposal, journeys to the Air and Space Forces of 2030

The Department’s $173.7 billion request includes the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force budgets. The Air Force’s budget of $156.3 billion is a 2.3% increase and the Space Force’s budget of $17.4 billion is a 13.1% increase from FY 2021. DoD News

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

Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

Funding for the entire U.S. government expires Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. unless Congress acts. While progress on forging a budget agreement has been slow, congressional aides say there is movement toward approving a short-term spending plan that keeps the government running into December.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told a Capitol Hill audience in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2019, that unpredictable funding has both short-term and long-term effects, complicating readiness, training, planning and other activities necessary to meet missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad B. Trujillo) Charles Pope