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A congressionally mandated commission on the future of the Air Force will host its first meeting Tuesday.

The gathering is the first official meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, and will focus primarily on organizational matters, according to commissioner Whit Peters.

The agenda includes an ethics briefing and preliminary decisions about staffers, Peters said. He added that the group is likely “30 to 45 days away from getting anything substantial.” Tuesday’s meeting will be closed to the public.

The commission was mandated by the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) following a series of bruising battles between an Air Force looking to make equipment and personnel cuts and a Congress aiming to protect local units.

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