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Deployed equipment packages

When maintenance units deploy to a location, their tools,testers,parts and servicing equipment are often packed up and deployed with them. But when it's time to replace that unit in the field, another unit packs up all of their items and deploys to replace the first unit. I don't understand why we couldn't leave the essential equipment here in the area of responsibility and just ship people and planes. I'm sure this... more »

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Stop military units from wasting their annual funds.

Near the end of every fiscal year, many military units will push to spend the last of the year's funds. Sometimes this push is fully justified as the unit purchases much needed items. However, in many cases, the unit will unnecessarily spend the funds because: 1) not spending all their funds can result in them getting a smaller budget next year, 2) there is no reward for many of these units to save money, and 3) the combination... more »

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Consolidate AF Inspections

Consolidate AF inspections (UCI, LCAP, ORI, MCCI) into 1 inspection and have 1-POC for the inspections. Also, many inspections (ORIs) are obsolete (cold war era thinking). These serve no purpose other than to have MAJCOMs and Wing Commanders get a "warm-fuzzy" that their folks could survive if a ficticious cold war were to happen.

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Ammo Allotment Based on Need not Usage

A much smaller and simpler version of the calls to change the incentive for departmental budgeting - essentially encourage the thrifty use of training ammunition. For military training commands, their allotment of training ammunition shrinks if they don't use all of their allotted ammunition, causing end-of-the-year "training" sessions that use up a lot of ammunition.

Rather than forcing units to use the ammo, simply... more »

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Unrecovered SGLI Insurance Debt for Reserve and Natl Guard

The current unrecovered debt for DOD SGLI payments to Reservists and Natl Guard members who drill for points (all services) is nearly $20 million. Annual postage costs are nearly $20,000.

A number of Reserve and Natl Guard members from all services drill for points only (so their pay cannot be checked). Each service fronts money for these members to receive SGLI. DFAS sends out thousands of letters and other correspondence... more »

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