Airmen in Southwest Asia are exercising their esprit de corps in much the same way as past airmen, through artwork, but not on the noses of their aircraft. According to the Red Tail Flyer, the airmen at Balad AB, Iraq, have taken to “barrier art.” The Flyer reports that nearly every unit on base has painted murals on concrete barriers. One such recent addition is the artwork of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, which highlights the 332nd’s roots in the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II fame.
Supply chain and vanishing vendor issues make supporting old nuclear systems increasingly difficult, Global Strike Command’s logistics and engineering chief Brig. Gen. Kenyon K. Bell said. Additive printing will be a big help but can be hampered by bureaucracy.