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Cut the Staff Jobs

Get serious about reducing wasted resources staffing multiple levels of headquarters and providing administrative help to everbody that thinks they're important. We have thousands of people employed in staff jobs between the HAF and the worker bee level who's job is really no different than the HAF's....(interpret and provide guidance, and be the Generals answer committie) REALLY??? Thousands!!??? Get serious about ...more »

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Limit all the PCS money

What about limiting all the PCS money that is spent moving officers every two years? They get huge allowances for goods and moving is not a cheap deal. Make them serve 4 years at every duty station. Why move them every two years?

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Deploy the whole base and turn out the lights

Align AEF's so the entire wing is sourced at once. Combine the "share the forces where you need them" concept of the AEF with the ability to get everyone out of town and turn off the lights at the home station that we had with the AEW of past. Currently we try to deploy some here and there from the base but the home mission continues so we spend money hiring civillians or backfills. Simple 2 step process. Put EVERYONE ...more »

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Dissolve U.S. Air Force

I suggest that we dissolve the U.S. Air Force. The air-to-air and air-to-ground missions can be picked up by the Navy. The transport mission can go to the Army. Nuclear weapons can also go to the Navy. It would save the expense of the overhead associated with an entire department.

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Automated Timesheet System for USAF

My suggestion is to automate the timesheet/pay system for USAF civilians. Whether it is somehow tied into your Common Access Card or other means, automating this paper process would save many man-hours and resources across the Service.

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DoD a leader for Water Conservation efforts

The Department of Defense should lead water conservation efforts by implementing water collection methods and recycling on its facilities, ships, etc...For example ships undergo inclement weather at sea instead of allowing rain to go down the rain, a collection method or apparatus should be installed to redirect or harness this wasted blessing.

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Consolidate local military recruiters into one civilian position

My innovation is to change the military recruitment process by having civilian recruiters. Personnel: One GS-11/12 could replace five E-5/6’s. There is savings in personnel costs and those uniformed individuals can rejoin their unit and ease some of the combat rotations. Marketing: Currently, millions of tax dollars are spent by each branch in competition with the other. The Army gets a rock climbing wall; the Marines ...more »

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Wake-On-Lan utilization in the USAF

I am an IT contractor working on Hurlburt Field, an Air Force Base in Florida. I see, several times a week, employees come in to work, and have to wait (in some cases) up to an hour once they log in, to use their computer. This is caused because they were trying to be energy conservation minded, and they turn off their computers when they leave for the day. This causes some problems because they do not get security updates ...more »

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Close the Military Service Academies and expand ROTC and other commissioning sources

The academies are the highest cost providers of officers for the military services. Each member receives an education, room, board, pay, allowances, health care, and other perks while in school at a cost of several hundred throusand dollars per person. The fixed infrastructure costs are high, and maintaining the faculty and associated staff is very expensive. Yet the academies only provide only 13% (Army)-23% (Air ...more »

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AAFES Reorganization

I suggest the Air Force and possibly the entire DoD contract out AAFES (or like) factilities at installation level. Yes, in many ways AAFES does have a difficult mission, however in many ways it's no different then companies like Walmart/COSCO. Those companies also support/run international factilities and I believe that they would be willing to start up outlets in deployed areas for those that complain that only AAFES ...more »

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Air Reserve Technician (ART) uniform wear

I suggest that the requirement for Air Force Air Reserve Technicians to wear their military uniform while in civilian status be removed from the Air Force regulations. This requirement is costing the government millions of dollars per year; by the Air Force's own admission the cost is around 2 million dollars per year. A pretty substantial cost to us taxpayers for federal civilians to wear the military uniform based ...more »

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Air Force Peronnel Center ADOBE and Security

Currently, the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) does not have full Adobe PDF capabilities. Documents can be opened in PDF but users cannot create PDF documents or save them and all paperwork must be converted to PDF to complete our work. For example, when I print a hiring package I print approximately 40 pages of word documents just to scan them into a printer which then creates a PDF. The result is me printing documents ...more »

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