In his letter, Moseley set down the “three major challenges” facing the Air Force. First is to accomplish assigned combatant tasks. Second is to preserve the strength of the force—its people. And, third is to “face the difficult task of operating the oldest inventory in the history of the United States Air Force.” Moseley pledged that his senior leadership “will work to break this vicious cycle.”
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.