Documents related to the May 22, 1968, crash of a C-130 in Laos has led Randi Knebel, the 83-year-old mother of CMSgt. Thomas E. Knebel, missing since the Vietnam War, to believe her son died in the crash. The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command has not found human remains for Knebel, his mother believes a marble recovered from the crash site belonged to Knebel, reports the Baxter Bulletin. JPAC has plans next year for a memorial service honoring the transport crew, at least one of which has been identified—CMSgt. John Q. Adam, whose remains were buried last month. According to a report on TaskForceOmega.com and another report on POWNetwork.org other personnel missing from the C-130 crash were Jerry L. Chambers, Calvin C. Glover, William H. Mason, William T. McPhail, Thomas B. Mitchell, Gary Pate, and Melvin D. Rash.
The first five days of Basic Military Training will change to better educate trainees on sleep hygiene, stress management, nutrition, and physical training, a move which officials hope will better prepare enlisted Airmen and Guardians for the rigors of life in service.