No matter if you help govern a state, when the Air Force calls you go. Air Force Reserve officer Brian Dubie, who also happens to be the lieutenant governor of Vermont, has been deployed to Iraq for about two weeks as a member of a field assessment team, according to a statement from his office. It is not the first time the Vermont official has been called to active duty, but the Burlington Free Press reports it’s his first time in Iraq.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.