Army Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, head of the National Guard Bureau, received word Jan. 26 that the Senate confirmed his nomination as chief for an additional two years. As of April 2007, Blum will have served as bureau chief for four years.
Feb. 20, 2024
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper was shot down off the coast of Yemen by Houthi fighters, defense officials said Feb. 20. “Initial indications are that it was shot down by a Houthi surface-to-air missile,” Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters.