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Donald Trump on Oct. 16 said the US is “confident” in the safety of B61
nuclear weapons based at Incirlik AB, Turkey, as Ankara’s close
relationship with the US falters and the Turks target previously
American-backed Kurdish forces inside Syria.
Air Force cross-functional teams are pulling together holistic looks at the climate, cyber, and other threats facing USAF missions and will discuss them with senior leaders at a summit in mid-November, a top service official said Oct. 16.
CMSgt. Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez on Oct. 16 was named the next senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing the current SEAC, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell. Colon-Lopez is currently the command senior enlisted leader for US Africa Command.
The Pentagon is withdrawing most US troops across Syria as Turkey’s invasion across the border to fight the Syrian Democratic Forces has created an “unacceptable level” of risk for American forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Oct. 15.
The RQ-4 Global Hawk enterprise has more work ahead to grow into its new wing headquarters at Grand Forks AFB, N.D., four months after it split from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, Calif., to form the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters Oct. 11 that his service and the Navy are trying to connect combat assets in new ways as the Defense Department ramps up its effort to improve joint, software-driven warfare.
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