U.S. Air Force Guard and Reserves Are Force Multipliers that Deserve Support

Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Samuel C. Mahaney; Mackenzie M. Eaglen

Research Area: Military and defense

Keywords: defense budget; National security; Air National Guard; air force

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


While Congress continues debate on the fiscal year (FY) 2009 defense bills, the services continue their work on the Pentagon's 2010 budget proposal in consultation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As is typical during the annual process, the services were told to cut their budgets and programs from their original estimations.