Since they deployed to Afghanistan in February, some 70 airmen from Air Force Reserve Command’s 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., saved 185 people, assisted 120 others, and performed 124 escort missions. On Aug. 25, another batch of about 70 rescue airmen, these from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., replaced the 943rd RQG force to continue covering operations in Afghanistan. (920th RQW report by Capt. Cathleen Snow)
Former British prime minister and now foreign minister David Cameron urged the U.S. Congress not to stop supporting Ukraine, saying the West has gotten a bargain in dramatically reducing Russia’s military power for a fraction of the U.S. defense budget.