The Air Force on Aug. 1 dissolved its segrated space operations function—the Directorate of Strategic Security or A3S—within the Air Staff. Now, SSgt. Monique Randolph reports that space matters will be handled within operations (A3O), requirements (A5R), operational planning, policy, and strategy (A5X), or other appropriate A-staff just like other Air Force issues.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."