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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 waste of resources. Major Commands deal directly with the Wings and the Wings have very limited contact with the Numbered Air Forces. The Numbered Air Forces are a place to store general officers until real jobs open up. Also, the Air Force could combine several of their centers.

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Idea No. 379