Two parachute teams from USAF’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape program finished No. 1 and No. 4 in the annual international Leapfest 2007 held recently in Rhode Island. It is the first time an Air Force team has won top honors in the 25-year history of Leapfest, reports SSgt. Connie Bias. The No. 1 team is from the 66th Training Squadron at NAS Pensacola, Fla., and the No. 4 is from the 22nd TS at Fairchild AFB, Wash. Both squadrons are part of the 336th Training Group at Fairchild.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.