Every Dollar Counts Campaign Unveiled

Air Force leaders are asking airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign, according to a service release. This month-long initiative, which begins May 1, will allow both uniformed personnel and service civilians to submit their cost-reducing ideas to support readiness needs in the face of budget shortfalls caused by the sequester, states the April 14 release. “When things get tough, airmen figure out a way to get it done,” said Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer. “We have some of the most innovative folks in the world, so I know there are ideas about how we can do things better,” he added. Every airman, whether they’re at a wing or headquarters, can help, and every idea, regardless of the potential cost savings, is welcomed, said Spencer. “Whether it’s $500, $1 million, or $30 million, we want to hear it because those dollars add up,” he said. Airmen will be able to submit their ideas via Airmen Powered by Innovation websites, the links to which service officials will release soon, states the release. (Washington, D.C., report by Amaani Lyle)