Officials at 25th Air Force recently announced the completion of a new operations center at the numbered air force’s headquarters at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, following an extensive renovation. The new center integrates and synchronizes 25th AF’s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare operations in a modernized operations center. It also synchronizes 25th AF with other Defense Department forums and planning cells. Three rooms at the Lackland headquarters building were gutted, consolidated, and renovated to build the center. USAF has submitted an organizational change request to officially designate the OC as the 625th Operations Center, under 25th AF. The new center is ACC’s execution center for globally integrated ISR operations, from planning and direction to analysis and production. Maj. Gen. Jack Shanahan, 25th AF commander, said Pacific Air Forces is looking forward to working with 25th AF to improve ISR operations. “This is what command and control is all about,” he said.
Former British prime minister and now foreign minister David Cameron urged the U.S. Congress not to stop supporting Ukraine, saying the West has gotten a bargain in dramatically reducing Russia’s military power for a fraction of the U.S. defense budget.