The Senate, in a flurry of action May 19, confirmed stars and new jobs for Lt. Gen. William M. Fraser III, Maj. Gen. James G. Roudebush, and Maj. Gen. Norman R. Seip Fraser retains his three stars and is to become the assistant to the JCS Chairman. Roudebush receives a third star and takes over as the Air Force Surgeon General. Seip will gain a star and move to command of 12th Air Force and US Southern Command Air Forces, headquartered at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.