AF leaders encourage energy savings in latest ‘Letter to Airmen’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen” Sept. 28. As part of Energy Action Month this October, the Air Force’s top three leaders reminded Airmen that individual efforts do have an effect on energy savings.

“October is Energy Action Month for our nation. To emphasize each of our roles in energy savings, the Air Force has adopted ‘I am Air Force Energy’ as our theme. As energy consumers, we can impact the Air Force’s fuel and electricity use every day — by flying our aircraft at energy efficient altitudes, not letting vehicles or equipment idle, or simply turning off the lights. While individual efforts may seem small, they can have a big impact when multiplied across the Air Force,” the letter states.

To view the entire letter, visit and click on the link in the middle of the story. To assist in creating awareness of Energy Action Month, SAF/PAO has created a toolkit with talking points, a suggested activity list, a campaign plan, and a commander’s call speech.

For more information on the Air Force Energy Program, visit and

(Courtesy of Air Force News Service)