The Schriever Sentinel reports that an (unfortunately unidentified) airman at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base wondered earlier this year how come the reverse sides of signs on post needed to be painted brown. After all, he reasoned, the base could save money if they were left in their original galvanized state.
Bingo! His suggestion is saving the Air Force $10,000 this year.
Not including the possible cuts to be made under sequestration, that’s $100,000 down over the coming decade, $486,999,900,000 to go.