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Air Force officials release 2007 posture statement

by Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
Air Force Print News

2/28/2007 - WASHINGTON (AFNEWS) -- Air Force officials released their annual posture statement which articulates the major elements required for the Air Force to fulfill its mission and its priorities over the course of the next year and into the future.

The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff testified before the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 28, delivering the the Fiscal 2008 National Defense Budget Request where the 2007 Posture Statement was released.

"Our posture statement further reaffirms our commitment to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us and our resolve to dominate air, space and cyberspace in defense of our Nation now and in the future," said Secretary Michael W. Wynne and Gen. T. Michael Moseley in the posture statement's opening letter.

The posture statement outlines the key priorities for the Air Force this year: to fight and win the war on terrorism; to develop and care for our Airmen and their families; and to recapitalize and modernize our aging aircraft, spacecraft and equipment.

A key to meeting these priorities and the ever-changing future battlespace the Air Force must be  a commitment "to sustaining our position of strength, the asymmetric advantages the Air Force gives our nation -- America's edge," they said.

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