The latest inning in the KC-X tanker war is heating up as competitors Boeing and Northrop Grumman have posed more questions about the draft request for proposal than the Air Force has answered. Some analysts believe the Pentagon's refinement of the RFP has made the contest more not less prone to potential protests. Here, four KC-135 tankers, assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing taxi prior to take off from the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2009.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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