Air University’s international officer school at Maxwell AFB, Ala., has inducted Air Chief Marshal Imam Sufaat, Indonesian air force chief of staff, into its international honor roll. “It brings honor and pride [to me] and the entire Indonesian air force,” said Sufaat during his July 12 induction ceremony. He first came to Maxwell in 1989 to attend IOS and squadron officer school. The honor roll is for IOS alumni who have attained the military or civilian rank of chief of staff or higher. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the honoree, it also highlights the partnership between USAF and its partner air forces. Sufaat was sworn in as the Indonesian air force’s 18th chief of staff in 2009. He is the sixth Indonesian officer added to the honor roll. (Maxwell report by Jessica Casserly)
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.