Among the special teams of Air Force Security Forces are airmen who make up Fly Away Security Teams. Air Mobility Command completed training its first FAST airmen in January of this year. Those now deployed to Bagram AB, Afghanistan, support aircrews and aircraft that fly around the theater, whether they are transporting foreign nationals or US personnel or cargo to forward operating locations. Bagram has eight FAST members ready to fly every day to “detect, deter, and counter threats to US aircraft,” reports SSgt. Mike Andriacco.
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."