Airmen at Eielson AFB, Alaska, gathered on Aug. 21 to dedicate a building to the memory of MSgt. Brad A. Clemmons, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq exactly two years ago on that day. Clemmons served with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron; he died when his vehicle struck the IED. During the ceremony at Eielson, Brig. Gen, Mark Graper, 354th Fighter Wing commander, dedicated the EOD building that now bears Clemmons’ name and unveiled the new memorial to him in the building. (Eielson report by TSgt. Gloria Wilson)
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.