Airmen in several locales have been supporting the memorial services for former President Gerald Ford, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 93. The Presidential-support 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Md., flew the casket from California to Washington and finally to Michigan. Airmen from the Air Force Honor Guard participated in various memorial services in the nation’s capital and California, while Air Force band members performed during ceremonies in Michigan. And, in Michigan, where Ford will be buried on Jan. 3, members of the Air and Army National Guard are providing logistical, medical, and security support.
Feb. 23, 2024
The Department of the Air Force’s space acquisition boss called for industry to stop low-bidding contracts and for the Pentagon to only select realistic proposals on Feb. 23, arguing that failures to do so eventually forces the Space Force to “rob our future to pay for the past.”