27 Aug '13, 10am

Air Force chief of staff apologizes to personnel for sequestration

Related Recent stories about sexual assault in the military Stars and Stripes' sequestration coverage Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the Air Force is looking for more ways to trim the budget in the event that sequestration remains in place after Oct. 1. Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Gen. Mark A. Welsh III apologized Tuesday to Air Force personnel who were furloughed this year as a result of sequestration-forced budget cuts. “I don’t care whether you wear a uniform or wear a suit to work,” he told airmen and civilian personnel at an all-call at Yokota Air Base during his first visit to Asia since becoming Air Force chief of staff a year ago. “You’re all airmen in our Air Force. “[T]hose of you who do wear a suit to work and have been furloughed this year, I apologize. I’m sorry that we as a nation didn’t figure out a way to do this be...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/air-force/af-chief-apologizes...

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