The Air Force will start to run out of funding to support operations in Afghanistan and Iraq at the end of August 2010 if Congress does not quickly pass the 2010 war supplemental spending bill, Erin Conaton, undersecretary of the Air Force, told House lawmakers, July 22, 2010. The House and Senate have been sparing over adds-on for non-military domestic programs in the House version of the bill. Conaton said operations and maintenance accounts would run dry "at the end of August," followed by military personnel coffers "by the third week in September." Here, airmen build 500-pound guided bomb units at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Air Force photo by MSgt. Jeromy K. Cross
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