TSgt. Ruben Vasquez with the 36th Medical Operations Squadron at Andersen AFB, Guam, has received the Bronze Star for his work as an independent medic with a 12-man military transition team operating in Iraq. Vazquez had 12 hours notice before deploying, first to Ft. Carson, Colo., where he received training on improvised explosive devices and how to communicate with the Army. His job, embedded with the Army MTT, was to help train Iraqis in his specialty; he also provided medical care to his unit. Vazquez said that he “filled a lot of roles” that are not typical for an Air Force medic.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…