Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt says he’s fortunate to have attained his current position as director of the Air National Guard. But, to quote a line from the film “Madagascar 2,” he said Sept. 14 at AFA’s Air & Space Conference that he got there with “a little spit, a little grit, and a whole lot of duct tape.” Wyatt’s point was that some of the factors that determined his growth and success were luck and chance and some opportune mentoring. He said he’d like to see young Air Guardsmen have a more structured way to advance that is anchored in education, broad knowledge, and the necessary skill sets. “We need to make opportunities available to these people,” he said. Continue
The Collaborative Combat Aircraft will be operational in the late 2020s, several years before the Next-Generation Air Dominance family of systems, Air Force officials told the House Armed Services tactical aviation panel. The CCAs will first be “shooters,” then electronic warfare platforms, then sensors, in that order, they added.