Leeky, thank you for your service. I was in the Air Force for 4 years, nothing compared to your service. I saw a lot of waste while doing my short duty but did not feel our Wing was under funded. We had everything we needed, and this was back 60's when funding was tight. The chump change they blow out the door is huge when you take in account the 1000+ base's around the world. We are talking about base facilities and operation, not planes, ships, and military hardware, that is a whole different subject. There are many ways to spend that excess money on the facilities. I've heard several businessmen say the work they were doing was not necessary but if they turned it down someone else would do it.