The Air Force held a special Pentagon ceremony Sept. 17 at which some of the service’s wounded warriors helped pin six new battle streamers on the Air Force flag. With Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, CMSAF James Roy, and guests from other services in attendance, three airmen—Lt. Col. Greg Harbin, a forward air controller; TSgt. Michael Williams, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist; and SSgt. David Flowers, an EOD journeyman—attached the streamers that Schwartz said they “earned.” The ceremony also served to dedicate the Pentagon’s new Airman’s Hall, which features a multimedia presentation about USAF heroes and leaders. (Air Force report by MSgt. Paul Dean)
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."