An investigation board has decided that the death of SrA. Abby J. Bilbrey on May 4 when the vehicle in which she riding on the way to a remote transmitter site in the White Tank Mountains in Arizona rolled off the mountain was accidental. Bilbrey was turning over driving duty to another airman, A1C Isaac Acosta, when the accident took place. Both airmen were with the 56th Communications Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz.
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.