MSgt. Ivan Ruiz, a pararescueman from the 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England,
was awarded the Air Force Cross—the military’s second highest decoration,
second only to the Medal of Honor—on Wednesday for his actions in Kandahar province,
Afghanistan, last year.
A T-38A trainer lost its canopy during a routine
training sortie at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., on Tuesday, forcing it to divert and
land at a nearby civilian airport.
Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill late Tuesday funding most of the
government through 2015.
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