Air Force Special Operations plans to retain some of its
older AC-130 gunship initially slated for retirement to use as test beds for
laser weapons systems, said AFSOC boss Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold on Tuesday.
Robin Rand took the reins of Air Force Global Strike Command from Lt. Gen.
Stephen Wilson during a July 28 ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., becoming the
first four-star leader of the command.
Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gen. Paul Selva to be vice chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and Gen. Darren McDew to replace him at US Transportation
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