Air Force military and civilian firefighters from Travis AFB, Calif., just took top honors for the third time at the World Firefighter Combat Challenge, held Nov. 7-11 at Hendersen, Nev. The Travis team last month won the US competition held at Atlanta. The world competition comprised hundreds of US and Canadian fire departments. Tasks included climbing a five-story tower and rescuing a 175-pound dummy.
A B-52H bomber at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. executed an emergency landing due to an engine fire early Feb. 23. All crew members are reported unharmed, and the bomber operation at the base continues as usual as of Feb. 27, a base spokesperson told Air & Space Forces Magazine.