Air Education and Training Command installed Maj. Gen. Irving Halter Jr. as commander of 19th Air Force last week during a ceremony at Randolph AFB, Tex. AETC chief, Gen. William Looney, oversaw the flag transfer from Maj. Gen. Marc Rogers to Halter, who had been serving as vice superintendent at the US Air Force Academy. Rogers is slated to become vice commander of US Air Forces in Europe.
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."