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Air Force Times

Leaders from the Air Force Reserve and Navy Reserve told lawmakers in written testimonies May 2 that their forces are expected to fall short of this year’s fiscal year recruitment goals. In statements submitted to the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, the chiefs of the two components—whose members perform essential missions both at home and around the world—said a competitive environment to bring in new talent continues to remain a hurdle, although retaining troops who previously joined has been less of an obstacle.