Today’s air force agency is facing more challenges than ever and it is a fairly accurate assessment that the air force logistics will face even more challenges in the year 2013 and even in the following years to come.There are many reasons that the air force logistics may battle more than just on the battlefield. Keeping the budget at a place that is affordable in this area is not an easy task. It takes a lot of money to operate the air force and due to significant budget cuts, it can really take some effort to allow this to happen.For example, consider how much it costs just to maintain all of the equipment that is used in this type of industry. The costs of maintaining the tanks, ships, airplanes can be astronomical when it comes to doing so on a regular basis. This is not a low cost job, so this boils down to some difficult times for this type of government defense program.There are tens of millions of dollars each year spent on purchasing the equipment alone, can you even begin to comprehend the cost of a battleship? The cost is huge and purchasing the ship alone is quite a task, let alone having to maintain it year after year. Suppose a boiler goes out or a steering component on the boat suddenly fails? This is not fast, inexpensive fixes, so the budget to repair this will certainly be more than the government can or will wish to pay.Also, can you imagine the cost of ammunition to keep a battle going? The amount of costs for weapons and the bullets to shoot them with alone can cost millions or billions of dollars each and every year. The more battles that have to be fought the more extensive the cost will continue to be each and every year.All of the above mentioned will continue to cause new challenges to this segment of the government and you can rest assured that unless there is a huge change in the budget of the United States, this will not get any easier. The best that the government can do when it comes to handling this type of budget issue is to take it one problem and expense at a time. Stick to the budget that is allotted and strive not to get overwhelmed but simply deal with it as it evolves!