The Pentagon is not fully utilizing the Air Force's E-8C Joint STARS, which could greatly aid operations in Afghanistan by tracking insurgent movements, says defense analyst Loren Thompson in a Lexington Institute paper issued Sept. 3, 2009. Here, crewmembers from the 7th Expeditionary Air Combat and Control Squadron monitor and track movement on radar during a mission over Iraq Sept. 1, 2008, aboard an E-8C Joint STARS. The airmen and aircraft are deployed from the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins AFB, Ga.
US Air Force photo by SSgt. Aaron Allmon II
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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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