TITLE

More Airtime

AUTHOR(S)
Cahlink, George
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Government Executive;8/1/2004, Vol. 36 Issue 13, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information that under pressures of war, the Air Force moves to extend deployments. Three months is not much time to learn to do a job, especially when it's in Iraq or Afghanistan. That's one reason why the Air Force decided in June to extend deployments for airmen from 90 to 120 days. The longer tours also are a sign that the Air Force, like the other military services, is struggling to field troops for missions ranging from air patrols over Iraq to security for domestic military bases.
ACCESSION #
14718789

 

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