Executive Office of the President

American SWAG Only

SWAG Stuff We All Get You have seen it in your unit’s storage or at a recruiting event. We give it out to visitors at trade shows or at an unit open house event. Coffee cups, calendars, key chains, pens, challenge coins, you name it and the only thing in common is the sticker on the bottom; Made in China. It is time to impose immediate legislation that will prohibit the purchase of foreign made items for official... more »

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Department of Defense

Air Force Reorganization

Reorganize the Air Force. Drop the Numbered Air Forces. In 1944 there was a need for the Numbered Air Forces with over 2.4 million Airmen and over 80,000 aircraft and today there are only 330 thousand Airmen and 5,573 aircraft. Some Major Commands only have one Numbered Air Force and some Numbered Air Forces only have one or two Wings. With current technology and size of the Air Force the Numbered Air Force is a major... more »

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Department of Defense

Save money, less military moves

The military ,every year moves hundreds of thousands of members just for career advancement.The taxpayer not only foots the bill for the expensive move but also in the 2-3 months of lost productivity Cut these permanent change of station moves by 2/3. Raise the time on station limit to 6 years before someone can move to another base.

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Department of Homeland Security

Costly Use of GSA and Unicor

One of the largest issues is the complexity in getting to purchase materials/office equipment etc. locally. We are essentially forced to order from the corporations such as Unicor and GSA that charge ridiculous prices for their items. While perusing the website in order to purchase a lamp, I came across a 1300.00 lamp! Now I ask, what lamp is worth 1300 when you could easily drive to a local store, purchase an effective,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Mandate that this site be uttilized

Mandate that the top 100 ideas at a minimum are forwarded to the involved agency executive for review and comment. There are an extensive amount of valuable ideas here that may not score number one. It would be tremendous waste of effort if those below number one were not reviewed for consideration. We all have an idea or two here, we all put effort into this, what a waste if the ideas were simply deleted. Mandate that... more »

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Department of Defense

Combine IG Inspection Exercises with Real World Deployments

Our unit has spent millions of dollars in time and money preparing to "pretend" to go to war so that AF/IG can come and certfiy our ability to go to war. We have been deployed 5 times since September 11, 2001 and as soon as our inspection is over we will start preparting for our 6th. If the IG would just come and inspect us while we realy go to war that would save millions of hours and dollars! This is being done in... more »

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Department of Defense

Tops in Blue

With all the great singers, comedians, actors, and so on giving up their time to come visit us in the AOR the Air Forces Tops in Blue seems like a massive waste of resources. Just the logistics, such as fuel for the aircraft to move them around the world has to be a huge burden on the military budget. Most people I know don't even bother to go see them unless its a "mandatory function." I think these resources could be... more »

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Department of Defense

USAF Dining Facility

Get rid of USAF Dining Facilities that lose money every year and require personnel that we pay wages and benefits to and replace them all with private companies that would pay the government to lease their operating spaces as well as utilities. For all members on the meal card, give them Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and deduct their accounts each time they purchase meals by how much they spend on the meal. Instead... more »

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Unit Compliance Inspection

All additional duty programs should be maintained using Microsoft Sharepoint where they can be accessed via the web from anywhere in the world. A large portion of the UCI team could stay in one location and inspect additional duty programs from there. Only a small team would have to deploy to inspect physical location.

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A Simple Idea That Is Easy To Implement

I propose that when military members are sent TDY they be required to share quarters or hotel rooms with one other member, providing they do not have to share the same bed, are of equal rank and the same gender. When my unit was sent on a mission for a few weeks, we stayed at a hotel and each member got their own room which was equipped with two beds. My brother, also in my unit, was sent TDY with us and we decided to... more »

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Legislative Branch

An Idea From the Enlisted Perspective

President Obama, Hello Sir. I read that the government is going to begin asking its employees to shut down their computers whenever they will be out of use after their work day is over. This is a great idea, except in the Air Force there are weekly security updates that shoot through their networks. If our computers are off, they won't get the needed security updates that we require in this day and age of hacking. I... more »

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Department of Defense

reduce waste in Air Force global air evac mission

I am currently serving as a CCATT physician doing global air evac for the Air Force. I am shocked at the total insensitivity to cost when missions are planned. Many times a C 17 with five crew and as many as 12 medical staff will leave Andrews AFB with a single patient when there is no medical reason that the evacuation could not have been delayed until a reasonable number of patients had accumulated that needed to go... more »

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Eliminate Air Force Linguists Receiving iPads

It has been announced that all Air Force linguists will be receiving iPads for their individual home studies related to their language(s). Previously, they were issued iPods to do the same. I can understand receiving a device that you can listen to linguistics, but to issue iPads at the super-high costs is an utter waste of DoD funds! The current iPods are not even used by the linguists for the purpose intended. To... more »

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Department of Defense

F-22/F-35 maintenance cost

Right now the F-22 is the most dangerous jet fighter out there. It can go up against a dozen F-15s and F-16s and shoots them all down; it has yet to fight anyone else. It could be the stealth capability of the aircraft or its advanced weapons system that give it the edge. I propose this, take two F-22s and strip all its stealth coating from them and paint them F-15E model gray(118). Fly it at the next Red Flag and... more »

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