Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and his wife Suzie will participate in the Air Force Marathon 10K race later this month at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Last year, General Schwartz presented trophies to the top finishers in the event’s various races. “We had a great time at last year’s event, meeting all the airmen, civilians, and family members enjoying what has truly become an Air Force tradition,” he said. He added, “Suzie and I knew we had to participate this year, and we can’t wait to join the field of runners.” The 10K race takes place on Sept. 18, along with the full 26.2-mile race and half marathon. A 5K run is on the previous day. The Air Force Marathon broke a record last month when it topped 10,000 total participants for all events for the first time. (Wright-Patterson report by Josh Aycock)
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.