The High-Energy Laser Flexible Prototype (HFP) effort aimed to build a land-based laser to protect bases from airborne threats, then scale it up to fly on an aircraft. Training and Readiness Accelerator photo.
Air Force officials are investigating what caused the death of A1C Jimmy Casillas, who was found dead in his home Sunday at Kadena AB, Japan. Casillas, 27, of El Monte, Calif., was a client systems technician with the 353rd Special Operations Group, 1st Lt. Renee Douglas of the 353rd SOG told Air Force Magazine on Tuesday. Casillas’ death comes less than a week after a Japanese construction worker was killed in a collision near a construction site at Kadena. Japanese officials are investigating that incident. —Jennifer Hlad
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