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May. 16, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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In a May 13 letter, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer urged airmen to submit cost-cutting ideas in their areas of expertise for the Every Dollar Counts campaign, and said they're especially important at a time of severe budget cuts. (James Varhegyi / AP)
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Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer. (James Varhegyi / AP)

Got any ideas on ways to save money? Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer want to hear from you — and so does Air Force Times.

In a May 13 letter, James and Spencer urged airmen to submit cost-cutting ideas in their areas of expertise for the Every Dollar Counts campaign, and said they’re especially important at a time of severe budget cuts.

“If there was ever a time for out-of-the-box ideas, it’s now,” James and Spencer wrote in the letter, which was released Thursday. “Each of us must be ‘all in, all the time’ to make this work.”

James and Spencer said airmen can submit ideas online to the Airmen Powered by Innovation website or their local Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century offices.

Air Force Times would also like to hear your ideas on ways to save. You can post them in our comments section below, or email us at slosey@airforcetimes.com.

“There are consequences of this fiscal climate we cannot change, but we must do our very best to improve the things we can and ensure we are good stewards of every taxpayer dollar,” James and Spencer wrote. “Let’s all take ownership — every active duty, reserve, Guard and civilian airman — to improve what we can control and to make every dollar count.”

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