Air Force Confirms Wright-Patterson to Host F-35 Support OrganizationOutgoing Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has confirmed the selection of Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, to host the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator Organization. Wright-Patt was named a preferred location in December 2018 and an environmental assessment found no significant impact.
USAF releaseCyber Command Appoints New No. 2 Amid Growing Battle with Foreign HackersThe head of US Cyber Command has tapped the organization’s chief of staff to be his new deputy, filling a critical vacancy as the command looks to bolster operations to defend the 2020 election from foreign interference.
Politico4 F-35 Jets Make Unplanned Landing at Burlington AirportThe Vermont National Guard says the four F-35 fighter jets that made an unplanned landing at the Burlington International Airport due to weather and refueling issues are not connected to the Vermont Air National Guard.
Associated Press via Military.com10 Members of 187th Fighter Wing Exposed to Dangerous Hydrazine at Dannelly FieldFirst responders rushed to Dannelly Field on May 29 shortly before noon after there were reports that members of the 187th Fighter Wing had been exposed to a caustic propellant.
Montgomery AdvertiserEUCOM Sees Larger Role for US Diplomats in Military ExercisesUS European Command leaders are developing new military war games in coordination with some unconventional partners: American diplomats in Europe.
Stars and StripesInside America’s Multimillion-Dollar Plan to Get Allies Off Russian EquipmentTo address the issue, the US State Department has, in the last year, quietly launched a new program known as the European Recapitalization Incentive Program (ERIP), a new tool developed with US European Command to try and speed the process of getting allied nations off Russian gear. As envisioned, it targets Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Greece, North Macedonia and Slovakia.
Defense NewsInspection Reveals Missing, Inaccurate Headstones at Military CemeteriesThe Pentagon needs to establish on overall set of rules for 36 cemeteries run by the military service branches to avoid mistakes in record-keeping that can result in missing headstones and wrong dates of birth and death, according to a report from the Defense Department's Inspector General.
Military.comOne More Thing…NASCAR Honors Fallen Special Tactics AirmanFamily members and teammates of SSgt. Dylan Elchin, a combat controller who was killed Nov. 27, 2018, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, attended the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, in Concord, N.C. The #43 Coca-Cola Chevy had Elchin’s name on the windshield.
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