Despite the looming shortfall in Air Force fighter inventories projected next decade, there still should be enough new airframes under the service’s current recapitalization plan to preserve the air sovereignty alert mission that protects the US homeland from air threats, Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of US Northern Command and NORAD head, said on Capitol Hill, June 16, 2009. Here, Renuart speaks at the sixth annual Homeland Defense Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 29, 2008.
Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gail Braymen
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