Air Force slashing extra duties so airmen can focus on mission
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Extra duties such as managing records, maintaining web pages and assisting others with filing taxes will no longer be required of airmen as the Air Force looks to cut some of the additional responsibilities laid on its members on top of mission requirements.
The service announced that it will eliminate, reassign or consolidate 29 of 61 additional Air Force duties — tasks assigned to airmen that aren’t part of their unit’s primary mission. The effort is aimed at easing the burden on servicemembers faced with increased operational demands at a time when the force is smaller than it has ever been, officials said.
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