Airmen from Ramstein AB, Germany, deployed to Niger to collect satellite imagery to aid map-making—called Eagle Vision missions—have spent some time with local inhabitants. They treated children to donated soccer balls and their parents to 1,000 pounds of rice. The airmen from the 24th Intelligence Squadron and 1st Combat Communications Squadron contributed the money to buy the rice when they heard the village of Karadje needed food. (Read more here.)
Adm. Christopher Grady, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs and head of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, is pushing a “portfolio” approach to requirements and wants his position to have “more teeth” so he can enforce it.