Airmen in US Air Forces in Europe will not have to repay housing allowance money they received through a misinterpretation of a new law, reports Stars and Stripes. Nearly 9,000 airmen got too much money from Oct. 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006. The total amount is around $4 million.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.