Readers may recall our item (DR, 09/27/05) taking note of a Sept. 23 meeting of some 100 Air Force general officers at a hotel in Omaha. USAF’s new Chief of Staff, Gen. Michael Moseley, had called the brass together for a free-flowing session. In at least one sense, he got it. We are told that more than half of the attendees were sickened by the Norwalk virus, a nasty food-poisoning bug that produces nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Moseley himself was a victim.
The Pentagon awarded a $2.02 billion contract for Lot 17 of F-35 engines to contractor Pratt & Whitney on June 5. Work on the F135 engine is expected to be completed by December 2025.