To add to its $141-billion spending bonanza in 2009, the Air Force wants another $6 billion for another 120 C-180Js. And another $3.9 billion for 15 C-17s. And, of course, another 381 F-22 Raptors at $160 million apiece (which the Pentagon itself has made clear it doesn’t need).
But maybe a snazzy new ad, paid for by the Air Force’s new $81-million PR campaign, will change its mind:
TIME has more on the Air Force’s budget requests — which include for $13 million in dorm furniture — here.