DOD has identified the remains of two Air Force sergeants missing in action from the Vietnam War. TSgt. Donald R. Hoskins of Madison, Ind., and SSgt. Calvin C. Cooke of Washington, D.C., were part of a C-130E Hercules crew that was flying to An Loc City, South Vietnam on April 26, 1972, for a resupply mission when the aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed. Vietnam government officials in 1989 and 1991 returned remains, some of which DOD identified as belonging to Maj. Harry Amesbury. US teams in 1992 and 1993 talked with Vietnamese villagers and visited sites, collecting additional remains.
Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has completed two environmental reviews, clearing the way for new construction to support the bases four new missions sets, which will replace the E-8 Joint STARS mission that has defined the base for decades.