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GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s top officer says the service must curb growth in pay and benefits.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who spoke at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday, said pay, benefits and medical costs make up about half of the Air Force’s budget, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday.

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John Hageman
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