The 5th Air Force, headquartered at Yokota AB, Japan, wants more noncommissioned officer participation in the USAF-Japanese Air Self Defense Force exchange program, reports Stars and Stripes. The Pacific Air Forces NAF is working with US Forces Japan and JASDF to set up more opportunities that let USAF airmen work and live with JASDF counterparts. “It’s a great program to mutually assure our security in the region,” CMSgt. Thomas Missel told S&S.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."