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Department of Defense

Get Rid of Air Force RODEO

In the Air Force we have this event called a RODEO it's a week long to showcase how fast teams from various bases can complete various activities. The main focus is how fast pilots can take off, land and perform different maneuvers. They say "this competition focuses on improving our worldwide air mobility forces' professional core abilities." They also claim it's for morale. Not everyone gets to compete, they take small... more »

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Save $1.4 Billion in contracts, Eliminate mandatory PT sessions!

Eliminate mandatory PT sessions. On average 2 hours per day, 3 times a week, 52 weeks a year is given to every AF member to maintain fitness levels. By eliminating this time the Air Force would reclaim a low estimated 98,779,200 man hours annually. This figure does not include savings from medical bills from injuries, and man-hours wasted by USAF safety offices investigating sprained ankles and knee injuries.

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High Effiency Hand Dryers

High Efficiency hand dryers should be required by all federal agencies in order to save significant amounts of money on janitorial services contracts as well as maintain compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The use of automatic hand dryers can significantly reduce the amount of paper towels used in public restrooms, which can lead to significant reductions in operating cost, waste, and the overall impact... more »

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Eliminate 16th Weather Squadron

The 16th Weather Squadron was reactivated in 2009 under the 2nd Weather Group, Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA). It is currently performing duplicate duties and tasks which is wasting goverment funds and personnel. This squadron is replicating work that is already under contract, paid for, and out in the field and under continuous development. Not only are they replicating existing paid for functionality, they have... more »

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I am overpaid -Cut Military Pay, or at least stop the pay raises

We could save MILLIONS just by cutting military officer pay 1-2%, and this is coming from a military officer.

I know this would never change because it would be political suicide, but military OFFICER pay is way too high. It is no longer a "sacrifice" to serve in the military, espeically since there are so many military jobs that rarely deploy. As 2 married military members, we make about $120K/yr. This is crazy!... more »

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FAR 46.504 Certificate of conformance - DoD Procurement

46.504 Certificate of conformance (CoC) may be used in certain instances instead of source inspection at the discretion of the contracting officer if the following conditions apply: (a) Acceptance on the basis of a contractor’s certificate of conformance is in the Government’s interest. (b)(1) Small losses would be incurred in the event of a defect; or (2) Because of the contractor’s reputation or past performance, it... more »

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NRO, Eliminate and reallocate it's resources

I will not go into too much detail on this matter. The ideas speaks for itself as if you investigate many resources within the organization can be reallocated to NGA and NSA and space based management can be fully taken on by the Air Force. The organization no longer can justify it's existence when you look at how much money you can save by getting rid of it.

Once again, this would be a disband and reallocation of it's... more »

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Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax... more »

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Uniform Identity for US Air Force members

Institute the Flight Duty Uniform (FDU, per Air Force Instruction 36-2903, the Dress and Appearance of Air Force Personnel) as the only Air Force duty/work uniform for Air Force personnel. Currently, airmen are required to have service dress blues, the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU), & the FDU if authorized. Putting all airmen in FDUs will save DoD money finding vendors for different types of uniforms & uniform accessories... more »

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End Airlift Rodeo: A Luxury in Austere Times

Air Mobility Command Rodeo is a biennial competition where aircrews, ground crews, and support personnel showcase their capabilities. The competition does little to enhance USAF warfighting. Having participated as a Team Commander, I learned nothing at Rodeo I didn't already know. What the competition really does is it provides a veil of legitimacy behind which is hidden enormous waste. A few thousand Airmen (to include... more »

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Security Clearances: Require Fewer Top Secret Clearances.

The Air Force has too many people cleared for access to the highest classification level. The clearances require more frequent re-investigation and at greater depth than a secret clearance, and very few people ever access Top Secret material.

For example: every pilot is investigated and cleared for Top Secret access during pilot training, even though only a tiny number of those pilots will end up flying aircraft that... more »

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Too Much Military Airlift

Military airlift is an expensive means of delivering sustainment to troops in combat zones. While some airfields require military aircraft be used due to enemy threat or austere conditions, and airdrop of materiel to FOBs is a uniquely military mission, the vast majority of airlift in the current conflicts could be done much more cheaply using surface lift and contract air carriers. Air Mobility Command is executing... more »

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Stop Paying Civilians to Conduct Fitness Testing

The Air Force lost faith in its NCOs a few years ago and decided it would be better off paying a legion of civilian bureaucrats to conduct the tests. Not a single one of these civilian jobs is necessary. Cut them in entirety. We're a military service and our NCOs are capable of setting, bearing, and enforcing standards. Our officers are capable of leading and using discipline where necessary to reinforce and maintain... more »

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Audit Deployments: They Are Out of Control

Over the course of 10 years, the Air Force has stopped questioning the necessity and duration of deployments to the CENTCOM AOR. Too many Airmen are deployed for too long a duration, creating massive travel bills, doling out hostile fire and imminent danger pay to tens of thousands who shouldn't be deployed, and facilitating the underpayment of taxes on a huge scale.

Airmen are deployed to do such things as update powerpoint... more »

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Phase I/Phase II exercise in Bagram AF, Afghanistan

Phase I/Phase II exercises are usually done in practice for Air Force deployment to a war zone. Specifically a hypothetical Korean war zone. I recently read an article on the Air Force Portal website that shows a USAF weapons load crew, loading INERT bombs (BDU-50) onto an F-15E in Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The article goes onto say that, this is during a Phase II exercise.

During a Phase II there are simulated... more »

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