Remains of four US and one Iraqi airmen killed in a May 30 airplane crash in Iraq were interred in a single mass grave at Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 11. The US airmen were: Maj. William Downs, Capt. Derek Argel, Capt. Jeremy Fresques, and SSgt. Casey Crate. The Iraqi was: Capt. Ali Abass.
Sept. 28, 2023
Ukrainian pilots have arrived in the U.S. to train to fly F-16s. In the past few days, several pilots arrived at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to begin English language training, a U.S. official told Air & Space Forces Magazine.