Vietnam will send observers to the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo, according to an AMC statement. Twenty-five nations, including Vietnam, plan to send observers to the rodeo, which runs from July 22 through July 28 at McChord AFB, Wash. Ten countries are sending teams to compete in airlift, tanker, security forces, aeromedical, aerial port, and maintenance events. Competitors and observers—more than 2,500 people—will represent 34 countries.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."