By Michelle Gray, Staff Writer
AFSA continues to make strides advocating for the needs of enlisted Airmen, Veterans, and their families.
Recently AFSA sponsored an Air Force Caucus Luncheon on Capitol Hill. The forum brought together House and Senate congressional staff members to hear Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Jim Cody discuss military-related issues.
During the catered lunch, Cody did not pull any punches with getting to the concerns of the congressional staff members.
In response to questions about the operational tempo of the Air Force, Cody said that, “Not in any way, shape, or form are we getting less business." Cody also spoke on topics regarding the sustainability of the Air Force and his concerns about the shrinking size of the Air Force. He also informed the audience about a relatively new program, Credentialing Opportunities On-Line, or C.O.O.L) that assists Airmen in obtaining civilian certifications in their specific jobs.
“I believe the luncheon was very successful,” said Morgan Brown, Director of Military & Government Relations for HQ AFSA. “This event gave headquarters a chance to facilitate an advantageous situation for Chief Cody. Everyone’s voice was heard and congressional members even gave their feedback to the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force.”
AFSA HQ Staff looks forward to the next Air Force Caucus event, which is likely to be held in the spring.