The Congressional delegation—all Republicans—from Idaho has written to National Guard Bureau chief, Army Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, urging him to seek replacement C-130 Hercules airlifters to replace those taken away by BRAC 2005. TV2 News reports that Sen. Larry Craig, Sen. Mike Crapo, Rep. Bill Sali, and Rep. Mike Simpson said the loss of the Herks at the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Wing “hurts not only Idaho but leaves the governors in Northwest severely lacking in their ability to respond to regional disasters in a timely manner.” We guess it’s never too late for one last try.
Feb. 26, 2024
Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing conducted a flyover at Changi Air Base during the Singapore Airshow late last week. The BUFFs, currently deployed to Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, flew to Singapore to be featured at the biennial event, which concluded Feb. 25.