James Considers 6,300-Airman Boost to Ease Strain on Air Force
By Stephen Losey, Air Force Times
(Photo: Scott M. Ash, Air Force)
ORLANDO -- To alleviate the strain on an overburdened Air Force, Secretary Deborah Lee James is considering boosting its end strength by as many as 6,340 airmen next year.
The Air Force expects to grow from its current level of about 311,000 to 317,000 active duty airmen by the end of fiscal 2016, James said Friday at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare