USAF’s Holmes on Readiness Investment, Pilot Retention, Budget Priorities, JSTARS


Gen. Mike “Mobile” Holmes, USAF, commander of the US Air Force’s Air Combat Command, says ACC’s immediate spending increases are being directed toward munitions, training and higher-end strength to boost readiness, and discusses the service’s pilot shortage and retention challenge, harnessing innovation, budget and modernization priorities, lessons learned from Syria, new ways to perform the JSTARS mission, and more during a wide-ranging, Feb. 23, 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Air Force Association’s 2018 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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