Air Force CMSgt. Kenneth J. McQuiston is moving up the street to become the Senior Enlisted Advisor for US Transportation Command, headquartered at Scott AFB, Ill. McQuiston, a 23-year USAF veteran, has been the command chief master sergeant for Air Mobility Command’s 18th Air Force, with its HQ at Scott, as well. He says it will be a challenge to learn the career, promotion, and educational systems of the other military services represented at TRANSCOM, but he says that his experience has taught him that “people are people” and they all “want to do a good job, be recognized for their performance.”
The Pentagon awarded a contract worth over $2 billion for the next batch of F-35 engines to Pratt & Whitney on June 5. The deal for Lot 17 F135 engines, totaling $2.02 billion, is expected to be completed by December 2025.