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AETC: Developing a Cost Conscious Culture AETC: Developing a Cost Conscious Culture

Faced with current and future budget constraints, the former commander of Air Education and Training Command Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. identified the need to develop a cost-conscious culture throughout the command to achieve savings. A cost-conscious culture focuses on achieving savings at all levels. If each AETC Airman saves just $3 per day, the command can save $37 million by the end of 2012. Leaders, from commanders to front-line supervisors, must lead the way in developing a mindset that says every AETC Airman makes cost considerations a part of everything they do.

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Air Education and Training Command Financial Management is leading the call to reduce spending throughout the command.

Click on the C3 Idea link below to submit C3 ideas to AETC/FM. Trouble with the direct submit option? Save the form to your computer and attach it to a new e-mail message. Send it to or AETC C3 Ideas on the global address list. 

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Implementation - So you came up with an amazing way to save big money for the command. What did you do with your idea? Is it still knocking around your brain waiting to be implemented? Were you able to put it into action immediately in your own workplace? Is it bigger than just your office or your base? Here are a few ways to put your ideas to work.

AF IDEA Program - Put some money back in your own savings account while you rack up the saving for AETC. This site must be accessed through the .mil domain.

PECI Program - Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, The PECI Program puts funds into projects, which are designed to improve quality and productivity, or to reduce unit costs of outputs in Air Force operations. This site must be accessed through the .mil domain.
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C3 Ace Award-Earned by AETC members who submit five C3 Ideas or at least one idea yielding substantial savings of $5,000 or more.

C3 Award Program-Wing Quarterly Award and AETC Annual Award recognizing one individual and one team who demonstrated key principles of C3 to achieve savings.

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