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ACC curtails inspections — this week’s Air Force Times

The effects of budget cuts continue to radiate through the Air Force. Most recently, Air Combat Command has been forced to curtail inspections.

In this week’s Air Force Times, you can read how ACC is trying to save money and what it means for airmen who must comply with operational readiness inspections.

The budget cuts have also led to a new round of Date of Separation rollbacks, and that means the Air Force is on track to discharge more than 2,400 airmen by October.

Air Force Times provides a breakdown of which airmen are being forced out by rank and Air Force Specialty Code and looks into what compensation they can receive.

In other news, Gen. Ed Rice is retiring this year after leading Air Education and Training Command during a sex assault scandal that has involved dozens of instructors.

You can read about his 35-year career and how current and former Air Force leaders feel he should be remembered.

Also this week: Air Reserve Technicians are civilians who wear Air Force uniforms, and that can cause some confusion on the flight line.

And the Air Force is turning to solar power to generate more electricity on bases.

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