The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Maj. Gen. Burton Field to receive a third star and take command of US Forces Japan and also lead 5th Air Force, both of which are headquartered at Yokota AB, Japan. He will replace Lt. Gen. Edward Rice, who has been nominated for a fourth star to lead Air Force Education and Training Command in place of Gen. Stephen Lorenz, who is retiring. Field has been serving since February 2009 as the senior military advisor to the US special representative for Afghanistan/ Pakistan. The Senate voted to confirm Field’s nomination on May 28.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…