The Air Force provides a higher percentage of its force to combatant commanders than any other service, stated Gen. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff, during a visit to Southwest Asia. He said: “Every day 53 percent of our airmen are committed to a combatant commander. That’s more than the Army, Navy, and the Marines.”
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.