The Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall has inducted Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe to its Wall of Achievers. The wall features more than 140 former enlisted members who became celebrities or reached general officer rank. Deppe started his 41-year career as an enlisted man, spending 11 years in enlisted status before receiving a commission through Officer Training School. Ashley Wright reports that Deppe, who is vice commander at Air Force Space Command, currently is the longest serving airman in the force.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.