“Between the expense of purchasing these items and the fact that our operations don't involve flying, this recommendation was good common sense.”


— Air Force General William Shelton, head of U.S. Space Command, on why he has ordered the 1,800 airmen in Space Command to stop wearing flight suits, flight jackets and leather “bomber” jackets. Savings: $372 per airman annually, or $670,000 per year.

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