Monday, February 14, 2011

Hearings, Courage

AFA members, Congressional staff members, civic leaders, and DOCA members, this week the President unveils the Administration’s budget. We don’t yet know everything in it, however, from the early reports, it continues a sizable deficit. DOD has a press conference at 2PM today, and the Air Force will brief at 1645. Look for some of the details in tomorrow’s Daily Report.

Also this week, Sec Gates and ADM Mullen testify before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on 16 Feb; followed by Sec Donley and Gen Schwartz on 17 Feb. Usually the hearings can be seen on your computer via streaming video. Go to the HASC homepage [http://armedservices.house.gov/] and click on the Hearing Calendar to get you to the hearing you want to hear. After the hearing – we will distribute the Air Force’s Posture Statement – probably early next week.

Likewise, the hearings from some of the other key committees can sometimes be viewed in real time:

- Senate Armed Services Committee: http://armed-services.senate.gov/
- House Appropriations Committee: http://appropriations.house.gov/
- Senate Appropriations Committee: http://appropriations.senate.gov/


Finally, as I have mentioned in earlier notes, I will include one profile in courage in each missive. This one is about Master Sergeant Neil Jones, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. You can find the link at: http://www.afa.org/Portraits/2010/Portrait_Jones.asp

For your consideration.

Mike

Michael M. Dunn
President/CEO
Air Force Association

1 comment:

Steve said...

Michael (Mike) Keep up the good work