[...] the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering using Reservists from all services to perform missions utilizing their unique civilian skill sets. [...] all indicators point to an increasingly challenging fiscal environment. [...] we are undertaking enterprise-wide actions to make Air Force Reserve service more predictable.
Improving H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H Air Force Capability B y all measures, 2009 was a pable, their numbers necessarily go successful year for the Air down. Aging platforms are being re- Force Reserve. Reserve tired and not replaced on a one-for- Airmen continued to support our one basis. The Air Force is required to nation’s needs, providing superb op- make the most of its smaller inven- erational capability around the globe. tory. To this end, the Air Force Re- The Air Force Reserve is more rele- serve, Air National Guard, and Regu- vant to the Air Force than ever before. lar Air Force are integrating across the However, with success comes force, exploring associations wherever Lt Gen Charles E. Stenner Jr. new challenges and opportunities. practical. The Air Force is aggressively Lt Gen Stenner is chief of Air Air Force Reserve Airmen are being examining all Air Force core func- Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. integrated into a wider variety of tions for integration opportunities. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and missions across the full spectrum Over the past 40 years, we have commander, Air Force Reserve of operations. Indeed, the Depart- established a wide variety of associ- Command (AFRC), Robins AFB, ate units throughout the Air Force, ment of Defense (DoD) is consider- Ga. As chief of Air Force Reserve, he serves as principal adviser on ing using Reservists from all services combining the assets and manpower Reserve matters to the Air Force to perform missions utilizing their of all three components to establish chief of staff. As commander of unique civilian skill sets. Moreover, units that capitalize on the strengths AFRC, he has full responsibility all indicators point to an increasingly each component brings to the mix. for the supervision of all U.S. Air challenging fiscal environment. We recently partnered with Air Mo- Force Reserve units around the The challenges we face are not bility Command to create three more world. The general is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying unique to the Air Force Reserve or active associate flying squadrons in hours in the F-4, A-10, and F-16. He the Air Force. Each of the military 2010 and beyond. About 500 Regu- has commanded four operations services is being asked to shift capa- lar Airmen will associate with Air groups and two fighter wings, and bility and capacity across the spec- Force Reserve flying units at Keesler has served as director, Transfor- trum of conflict—including irregular
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