One of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2011, SrA. Ulla B. Stromberg is a medical technician journeyman currently assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev. Stromberg was selected for below-the-zone promotion and is a recipient of the Nellis Air Force Base Chief’s “excellence in action” award. At Nellis, she provided care to 400 patients per month, attaining 111 percent of her goal, and assisted with 161 readiness reviews, helping assure wing medical readiness at more than 97 percent and achieve an excellent rating on the wing operational readiness inspection. She also was an Honor Guard trainer and Air Combat Command’s Honor Guardsman of the Year. On deployment to Afghanistan, she aided 1,200 patients and 500 aeromedical evacuations—earning an “excellent care” comment and coin from an Army commander and an Army Achievement Medal. She also performed CPR on a Taliban officer in cardiac arrest, saving his life and preserving an intelligence source. Stromberg’s home of record is Manhattan, Kan. She represents ACC among this year’s outstanding airmen.
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."