Soon after the 27th FS completes its first Northern Edge exercise deployment, Gen. Ronald Keys says he plans to “swing” the squadron through the Pacific theater, because the F-22As will have to clear out of Langley anyway, due to runway repairs. Possible deployment sites on the road trip include Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Andersen AFB, Guam. Keys didn’t rule out sending them to non-US locations, though, since he wants to “showcase their capabilities” in the region.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.