SrA. Jacob Henry became the first senior airman in the Air Force to graduate from the Advanced Weapons Director Course at Nellis AFB, Nev., in June. Assigned to Misawa AB, Japan, Henry was selected for the course, normally reserved for staff sergeants through master sergeants, because of “his exceptional ability to manage himself under pressure,” says Capt. Jeremy Huffaker, commander of Henry’s unit, the 610th Air Control Flight. MSgt. Allison Day reports that Henry began Airman Leadership School yesterday and will be promoted to staff sergeant once he completes ALS.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.