Six airmen from Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan recently paid a visit to children at a Bishkek hospital as part of the efforts of the Manas Air Base Outreach Society. Donning Santa hats, the airmen sang songs, passed out gifts, hoping to raise the spirits of the kids. Airmen at Manas also have built a new playground for the hospital through donated time and labor.
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.